When the first hint of summer hits our senses, for us Brits it almost feels like a natural impulse to log onto Skyscanner and look up our next trip to Europe for a mini escape. For such short breaks, with bluer skies (fingers crossed) and new streets to be explored, your packing should be stress free and simple, but never lacking in style. Our personal go-to piece that perfectly meets these requirements and goes unmistakably well with said mini escape? A midi dress, of course.
An on-in-one-and-you're-done dress that hugs your curves in all the right places but knows exactly where to loosen up is exactly what makes it an outfit you can count on. When you’re looking to throw something on (but not look like you’ve thrown something on), these are exactly the kinds of pieces to look for. Whether you choose simple white or statement animal print; a fancy floral or a pop of colour, the best midi dresses are breezy, light, and fit just right for your spring or summer break.
If you're looking to snap up an essential midi dress just in time for your next getaway, you can't go wrong with Dorothy Perkins who have the perfect midi for every occasion. Here are the top 10 DP dresses we're adding to the pack list.
Top 10 Best Midi Dresses To Take On Holiday This Season
From floral and ruffled to buttoned and beige, explore our top picks for midi dresses to zip into your case for your next warm weather trip.
If you’re heading somewhere Mediterranean, a cream, buttoned midi dress will complement the blue sea views incredibly - think of it as an ode to Mama Mia, even if you can't see the coastline. But the brilliance of white is that is really works anywhere. The light neutral shade will look perfect paired with metallic canvas trainers as you walk round the streets of Prague in search of a Trdelník (a Czech ice cream doughnut, for those in the know).
Channel your natural surroundings and celebrate the joy of being outdoors (or just not being in an office) by making your midi dress floral. Complete the look with a pair of bright strappy sandals and a scarf headband before resuming your morning activity of lounging as an expat in a gallic coffee shop. Your worries will be far behind and your style sense way ahead.
Animal print, whether leopard, tiger, zebra or snake, is still going strong for summer 2019. Keep your wild side in check with a modest wrap design, or blur the lines between beach and bar with a versatile strappy slip.
Cross your t’s and dot your dresses, we’re going on holiday. Polka dot is super trendy at the moment, and that goes for the domestic and abroad territory too, so it’s only right that you wear a midi this season featuring the popping print. For some extra vibrancy, go for a red midi with white polka dots, that way wherever you are will feel like a hot spot.
Evoke the spirit of the faraway traveller with prints that reflect the textiles and craft of location. Tile prints and paisley are an enchanting motif we always welcome into our holiday wardrobe, inspired by the likes of Sicily, Marrakech and southern Spain - and they look especially exceptional when splashed on a midi dress. Just add a pair of brown tinted oversized sunglasses and wooden clog heels for the definitive city break look.