As this summer is beginning to heat up, cool and breezy dresses are starting to become a must-have. Dresses are the perfect way to keep cool and look presentable without overdoing it during these hot summer months. Mini skirts are great when you want to keep things fun and aren’t afraid to show a little leg, while maxi skirts keep it more conservative and offer full coverage. But what if you’re looking for the perfect balance between going mini or maxi? Well do not fret because the answer is in the midi dress.

Midi dresses are a great way to balance funky and conservative. They should hit about mid-calf or slightly above or below mid-calf. Midi dresses are a great option because they offer a lot of skin coverage while also showing off curves. There is a common misconception that you must be tall in order to pull off a midi dress but that is anything but true. As long as you pick a fit and style in the midi length that flatters your figure and doesn’t overwhelm your frame, you are good to go. Midi dresses come in a variety of styles. There are more fitted versions similar to what this Fashionista is wearing, but there are also midi dresses and skirts with added volume. They come short-sleeved, long-sleeved, V-neck, sleeveless, turtleneck, pretty much any style that you can imagine. They are also extremely versatile. They can go classic, edgy and even boho. You can pair them with flats and simple accessories for daytime, but then switch it up with a chunky wedge and statement jewelry for a night out. Experiment with it and don’t be afraid to wear it your way!

This Fashionista chose a simple marled gray midi dress. She paired it with a small statement necklace, an everyday watch and flat sandals for a perfect daytime look. Her bright makeup and fun nails add a pop to the look and keep things fresh.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “I buy pieces that offer a large range of possibilities. Buying simple pieces like this dress that I can wear with pretty much anything, while spending less money on trendy accessories keeps me looking on-trend while going easy on my wallet.”