Midi vs Maxi Dresses: Which is Right for You?

July 29, 2023 ยท by Andrea Long

Midi and maxi dresses are two of the most popular dress lengths, and for good reason. They're both stylish, versatile, and flattering on a variety of body types. But which one is right for you?

Here's a breakdown of the key differences between midi and maxi dresses:

Length: The main difference between midi and maxi dresses is their length. Midi dresses fall below the knee, while maxi dresses hit the ankles or even the floor.

Style: Midi and maxi dresses can be styled in a variety of ways, but they tend to have different overall styles. Midi dresses are often more tailored and fitted, while maxi dresses are more relaxed and flowy.

Versatility: Both midi and maxi dresses are versatile, but they can be better suited for different occasions. Midi dresses are a good choice for work, formal events, or even casual outings. Maxi dresses are a great choice for hot weather, beach days, or festivals.

Flatteringness: Midi and maxi dresses can be flattering on a variety of body types. However, midi dresses may be a better choice for taller women, as they can help to elongate the leg. Maxi dresses may be a better choice for shorter women, as they can help to balance out the proportions.

So, which is right for you? If you're looking for a dress that's both stylish and versatile, either midi or maxi dresses would be a good choice. However, if you're taller or shorter, you may want to consider the length that's most flattering for your body type.

Here are some additional tips for choosing the right midi or maxi dress for you:

  • Consider your personal style. Do you prefer tailored or relaxed looks?
  • Think about your body type. What length and style of dress will be most flattering?
  • What occasion will you be wearing the dress for?
  • What kind of fabric do you prefer?
  • What kind of shoes do you plan to wear with the dress?

Once you've considered these factors, you'll be able to narrow down your choices and find the perfect midi or maxi dress for you.

Here are some of the most popular styles of midi and maxi dresses:

  • A-line midi dresses: These dresses are the epitome of femininity. The tailored waist and flowing skirt give a ladylike touch to any figure. Our Charlotte Adventures dress is a delicate A-line dress, perfect for any occasion!
  • Shirt dress midi dresses: These dresses are characterized by their button down style - an effortless look that can be dressed up or down. Try our favorite - the Holland Adventures dress
  • Midaxi dresses: These dresses are that perfect length between midi and maxi - not quite ankle or floor length, but not yet considered midi. These dresses are sometimes considered "tea length". Have you seen our Watching the Clouds Go By dress? This is the perfect midaxi!
  • Printed maxi dresses: These dresses are a great way to add a pop of color and pattern to your wardrobe. We love the Evenings at Annesdale dresses; the floral print is especially lovely!
  • Solid-color maxi dresses: These dresses are a classic and versatile choice, and they can be dressed up or down. Our Summer Loving dress is a favorite!

No matter what your style, there's a midi or maxi dress out there that's perfect for you. So get shopping and find the perfect dress to add to your wardrobe!

Andrea Long

About Andrea Long

Andrea Long is editor and manager of The Dainty Jewell's Blog. She is also a Registered Nurse turned stay-at-home mom of 2 precious boys. Her life is full of adventure as she travels with her evangelist husband and little ones in a "tiny home on wheels". She enjoys finding ways to decorate her small space, time with her family, a good book, a strong cup of coffee, and as much time at her piano as possible. Andrea considers herself very blessed to live this life for her Faithful Friend. Follow Andrea on Instagram @andreagrindlelong.