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How To Wear Black Midi Dress

For those of you who don’t already know, midi dresses are dresses that have a length that ends around the mid-calf area. Of all the colors, the black midi dress is the most popular and that’s pretty obvious if you look closely at a cocktail party. While mini dresses usually look more refreshing and sexy, midi dresses look more elegant and mature. For this blog post, I’ve rounded up some of the best black midi dress ideas and put them on a list. Let’s look at them now.

Layered black midi dress with beige coat


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I’ll start the list with an elegant look that will make you shine on a formal occasion. You want to wear a black midi dress with open heels and a long beige coat that just casually drapes over the dress. You should wear it when you enter the room, while in the middle of the event you can simply take off your coat and “inspire” people with a different, refreshing look.

Black dress with knitted sweater made of gray knit by Heather

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To wear a black midi dress casually, you can simply combine it with a heather gray knitted sweater cardigan. Wear high-heeled sandals for a more elegant look or wear flip-flops casually.

Black lace midi dress

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For a more complex look with more detail, you can wear a black lace midi dress. Just combine it with bare heels. You can add a touch of elegance to the outfit by putting a faux fur coat over the dress.

Sleeveless midi dress with tie waistband and mesh pad

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For those of you with a slim waist, you can showcase your advantage by wearing a black tie-waist midi dress. Combine the dress with black open heels. Sometimes it’s the details that make you stand out from the crowd. This dress has a nice detail in the overlying mesh. This makes the dress look like an elegant, semi-transparent dress.

Wear it with a black leather jacket

black leather jacket midi dress outfit
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If you have a very charming dark and cool character, you can try wearing a black midi dress with a black leather jacket. Complete this unisex look with white sneakers. It’s fun to surprise your friends at cocktail parties every now and then. If your friends think you’d wear something sexy and ladylike, surprise them with a cool unisex look like this one.

Three-quarter sleeve black flare midi dress

Three quarter sleeves black flare midi dress heels
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For an adorable, princess-like look, you can wear a flared midi dress with three-quarter sleeves and flare. Keep the look minimal by wearing solid black platform heels. This outfit is especially suitable for those of you who want to be low key and still look nice and cute at a party.

Asymmetrical black dress with one shoulder and one sleeve

asymmetrical black midi dress with one shoulder and one sleeve
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Sometimes an asymmetrical design that requires you to show a little skin can require attention. You can see this dress has a stylish and sexy one shoulder and one sleeve design that looks absolutely stunning. The asymmetrical shoes that go perfectly with the dress take the outfit to a new level.

Sequin midi dress with a long blazer

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Not only can cuttings change the style of a dress, the fabric the dress is made of can also make the dress look completely different. For example, the dress for this outfit is a black sequined midi dress. The subtly shiny texture of the dress gives the outfit a more sophisticated look. You can wear it with a long beige blazer and open heels. It’s one of the few outfits that looks both elegant and professional and that you can wear to work or parties. If you’re interested in outfit ideas for similar dresses, check out our blog post on how to wear a black sequin dress.

Black midi dress with chiffon cover

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If you are talking about fabric, for a refreshing and airy look, you can choose a black dress with a sheer chiffon overlay. Keep the look light and airy by wearing light-colored shoes like white or light pink heels.

Strapless black dress with Cheetah heels

Strapless Black Midi Dress Cheetah Heels
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For those of you who don’t mind showing skin, strapless dresses can really make you shine at a party. To complete this sexy and youthful outfit, you can simply combine the dress with black strappy heels or bare heels. You can also wear cheetah shoes as shown in the picture for a more complex and sophisticated look.

Strapless high split midi dress

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For those of you who want to show off some legs while not really liking the youthful and refreshing feel of a mini dress, you can wear a high split midi dress. To look absolutely chic and sexy with this black strapless dress, wear it with black heeled sandals and a necklace.

Long-sleeved dress with a high neckline and ankle boots

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For an understated look that’s more appropriate for work than parties, you can wear a long-sleeved black high neck midi dress. Just pair it with black ankle boots and a black handbag for this minimalist all-black work outfit.

Black and white striped midi dress with denim jacket

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For a much more casual feel, you can go for a black midi dress that features some sparse white stripes. Wear a denim jacket over your dress for a comfy-looking street look.

Wear it with an oversized denim jacket and ankle boots

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Similar to the previous outfit idea, you can layer an oversized denim jacket over a solid black midi dress. Wearing leather ankle boots goes well with the rest of the outfit.

Black midi dress with one shoulder

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For those who have nice shoulders and collarbones but feel that a strapless dress is a little too much, you can wear an off the shoulder dress with leather ankle boots.

So, here are some of my favorite black midi dress ideas. Most of them are easy to take off, with the exception of a few strapless dresses. Let’s try them out and look different for your next cocktail party.

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