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Let us tempt you to try out this season's most wearable trend

Too short for a maxi dress but don’t quite fancy a mini either? Let us introduce you to the midi dress, a firm favourite among the fash-pack, and one of Kate Middleton‘s wardrobe staples, too.

Sitting somewhere between the knee and the ankle, not quite pencil skirt length and falling a little higher than the maxi – the mid-length hemline is the style of choice for the new-season, and it just so happens to suit pretty much any figure.

While we love a skirt as much as the next person, the midi dress is the easiest way to work the trend, especially as they can work for almost any event on the calendar. Think work, evening, weekend or even occasion dressing – whatever it is you’re after, there is definitely a style to suit.

For summer, don’t hesitate to go for bright colours and bold prints. Neon shades of magenta and yellow on silk maxi dresses are the go-to choice for wedding season and office summer parties.

Channel the retro 70s trend and go for something printed, floaty and feminine, or why not try something a little more structured, and amp up your workwear wardrobe with a smart tailored pencil dress?

Casual stripes and gingham prints are also on offer in comfy, weekend-appropriate styles from the high street, and chic knitted versions that are suitable for out of the office as well as in.

For an evening out, look to structured sleeveless styles where you just need to add a pair of heels, simple jewellery and you are good to go.

A long-sleeved dress will see you through the seasons, but don’t banish strappy styles to the back of your wardrobe until the hot weather hits. They key is to layer, so wear them over a crisp white shirt, or for a look that’s even more on trend, over an oversized sleeve top with bow detailing.

Scroll down to shop our edit of the best dresses to buy now.

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