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From Europe to Asia, midi dresses are a good option for travel because they offer a modest below-the-knee length that can be worn in a range of destinations. Below we’ve rounded up some of the most popular styles recommended by our readers along with a few top picks of our own!

 


Summer Midi Dresses


 

 

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We’ve all heard of a mini dress and a maxi dress, but what is a midi dress? 

A midi dress is when the hem finishes at a point between the knee and the ankle, on your calf. To keep it flattering try not to let this be the widest point of your calf, but more as it tapers, so it may hit a couple of inches below the knee or a few inches above the ankle. 

The beauty of this length is that it works throughout different seasons, and there are styles that suit all climates, from a strappy summer midi dress to a formal long sleeve midi dress. Swap out sandals and a floppy hat for a faux leather jacket and boots, and you have one dress and two looks that are both equally chic!

 

 

Our Best Selling Midi Length Dresses

 

 

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Shop Sizes S-XXL: Amazon 

 

MEROKEETY Women’s Midi Dresses With Sleeves

 

For a simple, striped white long sleeved midi dress, this one by MEROKEETY ticks all of the boxes for comfort and looking good. It has an elastic waist and stretch fabric, which packs easily, so you can feel free and look great as you roam the boardwalks of your next vacay destination. We love the balloon style 3/4 length sleeves, which add a more sophisticated finish. Plus this dress comes in a ton of lovely striped styles. 

Wearers love these midi casual summer dresses—some of them so much that they buy it in other colors too—one shares, “I love these dresses. They hit me at mid-calf and actually make my legs look longer and slimmer in my opinion. The dresses are a thick material. I can tell these dresses will last me a while. They’re so easy to dress up or down.”

 

 

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 Shop Sizes 4-10: Amazon 

 

Miessial Cute Summer Midi Dresses

 

Let the ruffled cap sleeves be the star of the show in this Miessial light blue midi dress. It’s made from a breezy blend of cotton and linen, making it perfect keeping you cool on a vacay in a stickier climate. The bust area is a ruched stretch effect, so will fit comfortably around your curves. 

Reviews are great for this cotton midi dress, with one raving, “This dress is just as cute in person as it is on the site. Fits true to size. The material is nice and light. Great dress for the summer heat!”

 

 

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Shop Sizes L-3XL Plus: Amazon

 

Milumia Bohemian Plus Size Midi Dresses

 

Be a bohemian queen in this wrap midi dress from Milumia. The empire line wrap closure and V-neckline are flattering and accentuate a larger bust. (but be aware you may want to wear a cami beneath if you want to be a little more modest) 

Wearers love this short sleeve midi dress, with many sharing how it “fits beautifully” and  “is flattering to a curvy figure,” and we can imagine wearing it for an evening stroll along the Seine in Paris, or equally for an afternoon wine tasting through the Italian countryside. Plus, this midi maxi dress comes in a ton of other gorgeous prints and color stories too!

 

 

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Shop Sizes S-XXL: Amazon 

 

ECOWISH Summer Midi Dresses With Sleeves

 

This slightly long floral midi dress from ECOWISH is super pretty as a standalone piece or perfect, even great, for a garden wedding or cocktails with friends.  

The wrap tie-waist and fluttery sleeves give it a soft, feminine feel and choose from numerous colors or patterns to bring out your inner bohemian! 

One reviewer says, “This dress is a classic warm-weather style. It looks effortlessly elegant. The ruffles around the neckline and hem are fun and flirty. It is unlined, but it’s not sheer. The fabric is lightweight and overall, pretty!” Grab this in sizes S-XXL.

 

 

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Shop Sizes S-XXL: Amazon

 

OUGES Casual Midi Dress With Sleeves

 

These OUGES midi summer dresses come in so many colors and prints, you’ll easily find one that suits your personality (but how gorgeous is this royal blue midi dress?!) The styling with a faux button up front and big pockets. Plus, depending on the style, there are both long and short sleeve versions. Many wearers describe this as one of the perfect midi dresses for work and play.

Wearers adore the styling, it’s such an easy dress to wear, with one commenting, “Comfortable dress, pretty pattern, and is very flattering. And it has pockets! I have been searching for a dress like this for so long.”

 

Check out these pretty women’s white dresses that are SO refreshing and never go out of style!

 

 

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Shop Sizes XS-XL: Amazon | Nordstrom | Zappos | Ever Eve

 

Michael Stars Best Midi Dresses for Summer Travel

 

The Michael Stars Ultra Rib Dress is a reader’s favorite recommendation. It has a soft knit enriched with cotton and modal is cut with a side slit for easy movement and is easily styled up or down. Pair this chic closet staple with a denim jacket and sandals, or dress it up with a sleek heel.

 

 

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Shop Sizes XXS-XXL: Madewell

 

Madewell Midi Casual Summer Dresses

 

Madewell ticks all the right boxes with this classic midi t shirt dress. It’s casual, comfortable, relaxed fit, easy to pack, sleeves, and below the knee. And it has a peekaboo slit for extra ventilation. What else can you ask for?

 

 

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Shop Sizes XS-XL: Nordstrom

 

Karen Kane Midi Dress With Sleeves

 

A popular choice with our readers, this Karen Kane dress falls to the calf. The extra long length is ideal so it’s easy to hem and tailor to suit your own personal needs.

 

 

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Shop Sizes XS-L: Nordstrom

 

Lost + Wander White Midi Dress With Sleeves

 

For a comfy and flowy midi dress, the Lost + Wander dress is absolutely beautiful. Pretty and polished, this closet-essential is crafted from breezy organic cotton with a defining waist tie and loose skirt that doesn’t constrict. You can also wear it as a carefree cover up by the pool or on beach trips.

 

 

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Shop Sizes XS-XL: Faherty | Nordstrom

 

Faherty Elegant Midi Dresses

 

You’d never guess this feminine dress was as practical as it is pretty. Faherty gets it right with this easy-to-wear organic cotton dress that falls below the knee and has an elegant tie that’s removable.

 

 

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Shop Nordstrom: Regular Sizes XXS-XXL  | Plus Sizes 1X-4X

 

Madewell Midi Maxi Dress

 

Made from organic cotton, this V-neck midi dress from Madewell loose midi dress is airy, has a high smocked waist and adjustable shoulder ties. It’s not see-through yet still comfortable to wear on hot summer days. Available in regular and plus sizes!

 

 

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Shop Sizes XXS-XL: Madewell

 

Madewell Stylish Midi Sundresses

 

This Madewell tie-waist midi dress is a comfortable yet easy-to-wear style. It’s made of  light cotton that can be dressed up or down for warm summer days. And the pockets add a relaxed feel as well!

 

 

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Shop Sizes XXS-L: Nordstrom

 

Lost + Wander Linen Blend Short Sleeve Midi Dress 

 

Love the timelessness of this midi linen dress by Lost + Wander. It skims the body without being overly fitted yet the structured design keeps it from looking too frumpy. The modish dress is cut from a delicious blend of linen and cotton and its delicate tiered hem design make it ideal for a trip to Europe in the summer. 

 

 

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Shop Sizes S-XL: Amazon 

 

iconic luxe Casual Midi Dress with Sleeves

 

A casual dress is going to be your best friend while traveling because it’s just so comfortable! This is one of the best summer dresses for a trip abroad, because it can work as a T-shirt dress as well, giving you a relaxed yet stylish 2-in-1 piece for your trip.

Look for dresses with pockets for travel, so you always have an extra place for lip balm, tissue, or even a little cash for buying a drink or snack.

One reader loves this organic cotton dress because it’s easy to dress up or down, it’s comfortable, and it’s not too short!

Pair with sandals, a denim jacket, and a leather cross body purse for a tastefully undone day look, or go with ankle boots and jewelry for a cool evening getup.

 

 

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Shop Sizes XS-L: Amazon | Backcountry | Moosejaw

 

Kavu Cute Midi Dresses for Work or Business Travel

 

For something breathable yet polished, the Kavu La Paz Shirt Midi Dress fits the bill. Wear it to work or on vacation, this easy breezy rayon dress will keep you comfortable and cool on the go.

 

 

Womens Midi Dress Product Comparison Chart

 

BRAND | MODEL FEATURES | REVIEWS RATING | PRICE
Best Midi Length Dresses
MEROKEETY Women's Midi Dresses With Sleeves one shares, “I love these dresses. They hit me at mid-calf and actually make my legs look longer and slimmer in my opinion." Check Price
Miessial Women's Striped Linen Ruffle Midi Dress one raving, “This dress is just as cute in person as it is on the site. Fits true to size. The material is nice and light. Great dress for the summer heat!” Check Price
Milumia Bohemian Plus Size Midi Dresses Wearers love this short sleeve midi dress, with many sharing how it “fits beautifully” and  “is flattering to a curvy figure,” Check Price
ECOWISH Summer Midi Dresses with Sleeves One reviewer says, “This dress is a classic warm weather style. It looks effortlessly elegant. The ruffles around the neckline and hem are fun and flirty. It is unlined, but it's not sheer. The fabric is lightweight and overall, pretty!” Check Price
OUGES Casual Midi Dress with Sleeves “Comfortable dress, pretty pattern, and is very flattering. And it has pockets! I have been searching for a dress like this for so long.” Check Price
Michael Stars Best Midi Dresses for Summer Travel The Michael Stars Ultra Rib Dress is a reader's favorite recommendation. It has a soft knit enriched with cotton and modal is cut with a side slit for easy movement and is easily styled up or down. Pair this chic closet staple with a denim jacket and sandals, or dress it up with a sleek heel. Check Price
Madewell Midi Casual Summer Dresses It’s casual, comfortable, relaxed fit, easy to pack, sleeves, and below the knee. And it has a peekaboo slit for extra ventilation. What else can you ask for? Check Price
Karen Kane Midi Dress With Sleeves A popular choice with our readers, this Karen Kane dress falls to the calf. The extra long length is ideal so it’s easy to hem and tailor to suit your own personal needs. Check Price
Lost + Wander  White Midi Dress with Sleeves Pretty and polished, this closet-essential is crafted from breezy organic cotton with a defining waist tie and loose skirt that doesn’t constrict. You can also wear it as a carefree cover up by the pool or on beach trips. Check Price
Faherty Elegant Midi Dresses You’d never guess this feminine dress was as practical as it is pretty. Faherty gets it right with this easy-to-wear organic cotton dress that falls below the knee and has an elegant tie that’s removable. Check Price
Madewell Midi Maxi Dress Made from organic cotton, this V-neck midi dress from Madewell loose midi dress is airy, has a high smocked waist and adjustable shoulder ties. Check Price
Madewell Stylish Midi Sundresses It’s made of  light cotton that can be dressed up or down for warm summer days. And the pockets add a relaxed feel as well! Check Price
Lost + Wander Linen Blend Short Sleeve Midi Dress  The modish dress is cut from a delicious blend of linen and cotton and its delicate tiered hem design make it ideal for a trip to Europe in the summer.  Check Price
iconic luxe Casual Midi Dress with Sleeves A casual dress is going to be your best friend while traveling because it’s just so comfortable! This is one of the best summer dresses for a trip abroad, because it can work as a T-shirt dress as well, giving you a relaxed yet stylish 2-in-1 piece for your trip. Check Price
Kavu Cute Midi Dresses for Work or Business Travel For something breathable yet polished, the Kavu La Paz Shirt Midi Dress fits the bill. Wear it to work or on vacation, this easy breezy rayon dress will keep you comfortable and cool on the go. Check Price

 

 

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How to Pack Dresses

 

If you’re planning a getaway with your pretty new dress, start with packing cubes, they will seriously change the way you pack! We designed our own brand of slim packing cubes, with a unique color and numbering system, so it’s easy to remember where you’ve packed everything. See more in the video below.

 

Learn our hacks with packing cubes in the video above!

 

We also put together a five-part YouTube series showing the different methods to use packing cubes for travel. If you use this specific packing strategy, packing cubes can also compress your belongings. This method has helped me travel carry-on only!

 

 


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