Mother and Baby

7 midi dresses every mum needs in their arsenal

Section: Fashion

Ah the midi dress. A mum holy grail garment.  We don't know about you but our wardrobes are full of them. Floral, strappy, long sleeves, black - you name it.

Why? It's simple. It makes getting dressed and looking 'ready' so much easier. Just slip on your trusty midi and your look is complete. Add a jumper to see you through the colder months or add a pair of strappy heels for a grown-up going out look. 

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Tie-dye shirt dress, £69.99, Mango

This tie-dye shirt dress is the ultimate caual-cool staple, but is so easy to throw on in the morning. Pair with combat boots for extra school-run-power-vibes.
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Satin green spotty pleated dress, £29.99, New Look

Satin dresses are the ultimate I-need-to-be-comfortable-but-dressed-up item. The fabric is silky smooth with the added bonus of making you look super glam, whatever the weather. 
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Animal-print pleated maxi-dress, £49.99, H&M

Long-sleeve pleated dresses are just. So. Flattering. Plus, a funky print can take you from a park-side nappy change in trainers to much-needed drinks with the girls in one dress. 
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Floaty green check dress, £229, Whistles

This floaty green dream is perfect for transitional dressing - pair with nude heels for a wedding or trainers for Saturday brunch. 
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Black t-shirt dress with side splits, £20, Missguided

If you don't have a t-shirt maxi-dress, where have you been? This is truly the comfiest of options, it's basically like wearing pyjamas to your coffee date. 
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Black and white polka dot dress, £22.99, New Look

Polka dot dresses are everywhere right now - and with good reason, they look cute. This one is made from super soft fabric and has buttons so it's great if you're breast feeding. 
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Navy floral button-down midi dress, £28, Missguided

We think you can (and should) pretty much wear floral midi-dresses all year round. Pair with a chunky roll-neck and ankle boots in chillier months for the easiest winter wardrobe. 

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  • Author: Louella Berryman Louella Berryman
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After training as a journalist at Cardiff University and winning the BBC Best New Brand of the Year Award for her plastic-free magazine, Louella now works in Audience Development across Bauer’s lifestyle brands.
She has also written for The Sunday Times Travel, Grazia, heatworld, Closer Online and her food blog, Louella’s Kitchen. She's interested in writing about food, culture and women's health.

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