As we descend into a colder climate, there is nothing more satisfying than snuggling up in layer after layer of soft knits, offering ample excuse to revamp your wardrobe. Autumnal dressing is complex, especially with Manchester’s unpredictable weather, but there is one key piece that can solve all your sartorial problems this season; the midi dress. The perfect transitional item to buy right now to refresh your wardrobe, this versatile piece will take you from from day to night.
You may already recognise this trend from Spring/Summer, a delicate number that skims the waist and finishes mid length with a flirty hem. Whether silky fabrics and deep tones, fluted or wrap-over, this dress is the go-anywhere dress of dreams.
Initially made covetable by designer elites Isabel Marant, Valentino and Louis Vuitton, the transitional dress has furthered it’s use to become a buy now-wear forever piece.
This Zara number we’re loving will look just as great next summer with sliders and a basket bag somewhere sunny. The best part of this piece is that it can be layered with anything so there’s no worry about catching a chill.
Envision an oversized sweater or a chunky cardigan, complete with sleek sock boots or strappy sandals and don’t forget those all important thick gold accessories.
Listens to Despacito once.. This dress has got it all: the subtle frills, the autumnal florals and the flirty wrap-over. This is our ideal partner to a cozy knit and as always Zara nails the Autumn trends.
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All Saints is known for their moody tones and Autumn/Winter is always their strong suit. This dress is no exception with its semi sheer detailing and cutaway shoulders and looks even better toughened up with ankle boots.
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Florals, for Autumn..? Of course you can! Topshop’s styling of this one shoulder midi dress as an evening look is the perfect way to ease your way into the party season without indulging in all that glitters.
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Another Spanish inspired look, this Warehouse number takes note of classic LBD style and bring more mature structure to create elegant results. Ruffled with sheer panels, the peekaboo lace adds a touch of mystery to the demure midi dress.
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Our curated selection show versatile wear to suit evening cocktails to daytime endeavours with ease. Ranging from fast fashion to cheap these dresses offer affordability to suit a multitude of budgets, although we always advise waiting for the pre-Christmas sales before commiting to full price.