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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

 

Royal Robbins Best Midi Dresses for Summer Travel

 

The Royal Robbins Spotless Traveler Dress is a reader favorite from our round up on the best dresses with pockets. It has four usable pockets including two that are hidden. Both stain and wrinkle-resistant, opt for one of their subdued prints for an easy to wear dress on the go.

 

 

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Shop on Nordstrom: Sizes XXS-XL | Sizes 1X-3X Plus

 

Eileen Fisher Casual Mid Length Dresses

 

Eileen Fisher ticks all the right boxes with this classic t-shirt dress: casual, comfortable, relaxed fit, easy to pack, sleeves, and below the knee. What else can you ask for? It’s also available in several colors.

 

 

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Shop Sizes XS-XXL: Betabrand

 

Betabrand Midi Dress with Sleeves

 

A popular choice with our readers, this Betabrand dress falls below the knee. 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-XL: Faherty | Nordstrom

 

Faherty White Midi Beach Dress with Sleeves

 

For a timeless ¾ sleeved midi shirtdress, the Faherty Delaney is absolutely beautiful. Pretty and polished, this closet-essential is crafted from breezy organic cotton with a defining waist tie and airy side vents.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: Amazon | Backcountry | Moosejaw

 

Prana Elegant Midi Dresses with Pockets

 

You’d never guess this feminine dress was as practical as it is pretty. Prana gets it right with this easy to wear modal dress that falls below the knee.

 

 

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Shop on Madewell: Regular Sizes XXS-XXL 

 

Madewell Linen Mid Length Maxi Dresses

 

Made from a soft lightweight linen, this Madewell midi dress is lined with a cotton fabric so it is not see-through yet still comfortable to wear on hot summer days. 

 

 

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Shop on Madewell: Regular Sizes XS-XXL | Plus Sizes 1X-3X

 

Madewell Stylish Midi Sundresses

 

This Madewell smocked midi dress with pockets has rave reviews for it’s comfortable yet easy to wear style. It’s a linen blend that can be dressed up or down for warm summer days. Available in regular, and plus size.

 

 

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Shop Sizes 0-14: Madewell

 

Linen Blend Short Sleeve Midi Dress 

 

Love the timelessness of this midi linen dress by Madewell. It skims the body without being overly fitted yet the structured design keeps it from looking too frumpy. The lining is 100% cotton to keep you cool but modest. The symmetric wooden button detailing adds just the right amount of interest to this classic silhouette making 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
Royal Robbins Best Midi Dresses for Summer Travel The Royal Robbins Spotless Traveler Dress is a reader favorite from our round up on the best dresses with pockets. It has four usable pockets including two that are hidden. Check Price
Eileen Fisher Casual Mid Length Dresses Eileen Fisher ticks all the right boxes with this classic t-shirt dress: casual, comfortable, relaxed fit, easy to pack, sleeves, and below the knee. What else can you ask for? It’s also available in several colors. Check Price
Betabrand Midi Dress with Sleeves A popular choice with our readers, this Betabrand dress falls below the knee. The extra long length is ideal so it’s easy to hem and tailor to suit your own personal needs. Check Price
Faherty White Midi Beach Dress with Sleeves For a timeless ¾ sleeved midi shirtdress, the Faherty Delaney is absolutely beautiful. Pretty and polished, this closet-essential is crafted from breezy organic cotton with a defining waist tie and airy side vents.You can also wear it as a carefree cover up by the pool or on beach trips. Check Price
Prana Elegant Midi Dresses with Pockets You’d never guess this feminine dress was as practical as it is pretty. Prana gets it right with this easy to wear modal dress that falls below the knee. Check Price
Madewell Linen Mid Length Maxi Dresses Made from a soft lightweight linen, this Madewell midi dress is lined with a cotton fabric so it is not see-through yet still comfortable to wear on hot summer days. Available in regular, petite, and plus sizing, too. Check Price
Madewell Stylish Midi Sundresses This Madewell smocked midi dress with pockets has rave reviews for it’s comfortable yet easy to wear style. It’s a linen blend that can be dressed up or down for warm summer days. Available in petite, regular, and plus size. Check Price
Linen Blend Short Sleeve Midi Dress Love the timelessness of this midi linen dress by Madewell. It skims the body without being overly fitted yet the structured design keeps it from looking too frumpy. 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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Compass Rose Packing Cubes

 

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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