How to Style a Midi Dress For Summer – 3 Cute Looks

This article will show how to style a midi dress for summer. The Michael Stars racerback dress is particularly flattering and versatile – definitely my top pick.

How to Style a Midi Dress for Summer - Frame Ringer Tank + Michael Stars Racerback Dress

How to Style a Midi Dress For Summer
Michael Stars Racerback Dress

I’ve had this dress for well over a year now, and it’s my favorite dress to wear in the summer. Michael Stars has several similar styles, but the racerback cut and ruching makes this style particularly flattering.

I don’t often wear bodycon dresses these days, but the ruching on this dress really helps to camouflage trouble spots!

It comes in both Regular and Petite sizes. I purchased it in Regular Small, but I did have it hemmed a little (free with your Nordstrom account) because I have shorter legs and prefer a slightly shorter hemline. I didn’t choose Petite because I have a long torso.

Michael Stars Racerback Dress

Racerback dress (Regular Small) | Bag

How to Style a Midi Dress For Summer
With A Fitted Tank

Tank (up to M) | Racerback dress (Regular Small) | Bag

I love how this almost-cropped fitted tank really elevates this dress and highlights the waist.

I purchased this tank a couple weeks back but was inspired to try it over a dress after seeing a favorite blogger friend Rose @RoseHayes styling hers over a dress. Smitten! Go check out Rose and give her a follow!

This tank does run a bit short for people like me with a long torso, however it fits great with my high waist denim. I sized up to Medium.

It comes in three perfect colors.

Frame Ringer Stripe Organic Linen Racerback Tank

Tank (up to M)

How to Style a Midi Dress For Summer
With A Graphic Tee

Zadig tees | London tee (S) | Racerback dress (Regular Small) | Bag

Shop your closet! This week I was reminded how many people forget to do this! Thanks to Paul @urbsuburbstyle for the reminder to share. Most of the pieces in my closet are several years old. I buy only the pieces I absolutely love and that I can use and wear in many ways.

Grab your favorite graphic tee (or any contrasting tee) and tie it at the waist to give definition. It’s one of my favorite easy looks.

My grey Zadig & Voltaire graphic tee (above left) is years old and long gone, but keep an eye out for graphic tees that steal your heart and you’ll have them forever!

London is the best family vacation trip we ever took and every time I wear my Anine Bing London tee I’m reminded of those memories. Buy the things that make your heart skip a beat!

How to Style a Midi Dress For Summer
Button Down Shirt

Dress on Sale! (up to M) | Shirt (S) | SandalsBag (similar)

Once summer hits, I tend to tie all my tops, including button down shirts. It’s also a great way to have a third piece without having something super heavy like a jacket or blazer. I love the whimsy of loosely tying a shirt over anything!

How to Style a Midi Dress For Summer
Final Thoughts

My recommendation is to search your closet and get creative! The best way to discover a fabulous new look is by experimenting.

I homeschooled my kids through grade 7 and the best lesson I ever learned came from the Magic School Bus.

Take chances, make mistakes, and get messy!
Ms. Frizzle

Words to live by, my friends!

x Tammy

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