Jersey Midi Dress
Max Mara's dress pieces together a fluid silk skirt with a ruched stretch-jersey bodice, creating the illusion of two separate pieces. This body-skimming design is printed with monochrome polka-dots and defined with a bright-orange leather belt that emphasizes the narrowest part of the frame. Wear yours at the office with loafers or for evening drinks with pumps.
James Perse's 'Nomad' dress is cut from Japanese-sourced cotton-jersey blended with additional softeners so it feels like a comfortable favorite. This fitted style is slightly tucked at the shoulder so it drapes beautifully across the bodice, and layered for opacity. Wear it off-duty with sneakers or with kitten heels for brunch.
Inspired by the urban style of Californian skaters, KENZO's dress is printed with its iconic logo in white at the sleeves. It's cut from flexible cotton-jersey to skim the figure and falls to a flattering midi hem. Try yours with slides or pristine sneakers.
Last time we spoke with ATM founder Anthony Thomas Melillo he described his designs as beautifully made and easy-to-wear. Cut from ultra light modal, this jersey dress is blended with a hint of stretch to comfortably hug the body. Wear it solo or layered under one of the brand's cozy sweaters.
Raquel Allegra's dress is made from silky satin-jersey that feels so soft again the skin. Cut for a loose fit, it's gathered through the front to create flattering ruching and falls to a rounded hem. Wear yours with slides or heels depending on the occasion.
Emilio Pucci's aptly named 'Aruba' dress is patterned with painterly blooms that you'd come across on the happy, vibrant island. Made from stretch-jersey, this wrap-effect design has ruching along the side that highlights the narrowest part of your frame. Try it with more subdued black and white accessories.
Having recently visited the islands of Bora Bora and Hydra, it's clear that Michael Kors still had them in mind when designing his Resort '18 collection. Inspired by the idea of wearing a bathing suit to poolside parties, this column dress is cut from streamlining stretch-jersey with crossover straps and a knotted cutout bodice. Wear yours the same way it was styled at the show – with sandals and stacked bracelets.
While studying in Paris, Goen Jong traveled all around France visiting the best vintage shops to pick up clothing and jewelry, and it's also where she says she found her design identity. Cut from jersey, this dress is detailed with drawstring toggles at the single shoulder and waist which can be tightened to define your shape and create sculptural ruffles. Match your pedicure to the bold red hue.
The Row's designs are always effortlessly cool, and this season Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen decided to go that extra mile with more relaxed shapes and fabrics. The 'Lucid' midi dress is cut from smooth stretch-jersey that beautifully holds the gentle flares in the skirt. It's so impeccably cut it barely needs accessories, but you could draw attention to the kimono-like sleeves with a slim waist belt.
Raquel Allegra originally moved to Los Angeles to become a singer. While working in a retail store, she gained a following of clients who loved her shredded designs, so she decided to launch a label instead. Cut from soft cotton-blend jersey, this tie-dyed dress has a loose fit and deep split sides. Highlight the V-cut neckline with layered necklaces.
The liquid-like fabrics in Co's Spring '18 collection are inspired by the fluid movements of dancers - the designers referenced Bob Fosse's 1979 film All That Jazz . Cut from stretch-satin jersey that has such a beautiful drape, this lustrous dress is sharply pleated and has an elasticated waist to define your figure. The gathered panels along the shoulders and V-neckline add to the flattering silhouette.
Marc Jacobs' midi dress is a stripped-back version of the one Kaia Gerber wore to close the Spring '18 runway show. It has a cowl neckline and elasticated waist with an optional corded belt – the ends are tipped with gold and crystals. The sunny bright-yellow color looks great with black accessories.
For Spring '18, Marc Jacobs incorporates giant flowers and vivid colors - this 'Daisley' dress is printed with red and white daisies that really pop against the black backdrop. Cut from stretch-jersey, this midi style has kimono sleeves, a flattering wrap-effect bodice and a rope belt that's tipped with crystals and defines the waist. Pair yours with ankle boots or sandals.
As the name suggests, Current/Elliott's dress is modeled after the brand's 'The Perfect Muscle Tee'. It's made from soft cotton-jersey and has distressed trims and a split hem to add to its its relaxed feel. Wear yours with sandals in the summer, slipping on a denim jacket or layering it over a turtleneck when the weather cools.
ATM Anthony Thomas Melillo's midi dress feels just as good as it looks. Made from stretch-modal jersey, this racer-back style is cut for a loose fit and has generous side splits that hit just above the knee. Wear yours with sneakers or slides.
Demna Gvasalia's collections are always inspired by real people, so it made complete sense to shoot his Spring '18 line on the streets of Zurich using passers-by as models. This leopard-print stretch-jersey midi dress is cut with the house's trademark deconstructed lines, and paneled to look like two layered separates. Adjust the fit using the back buttons and optional waist tie.
Hiromichi Ochiai rides an '80s BMX into work every day, listens to punk band Black Flag and often wears pieces he's cut up from vintage finds - this spirit infuses each Facetasm collection. This cotton-jersey midi dress is draped at the sleeve and waist as if haphazardly customized with swatches of duct tape. Style it with black slides and a brightly colored bag.
Christophe Lemaire doesn't follow trends, instead he creates timeless pieces that can be worn season after season – like this midi dress. It's cut from soft cotton-jersey in a simple T-shirt silhouette that's so easy to style. Use the belt to define your waist.
Former model Gabriela Hearst has an innate sense for designs that are both understated and elegant. This navy 'Louise' dress is cut from fluid silk-jersey and has a flattering plunge neckline. It's gathered at the front, creating a defined, feminine waistline.
Victoria Beckham approaches each resort collection by thinking about the day-to-day pieces she wants in her own wardrobe. Cut from 'Vanilla' cotton-jersey that artfully skims your body, this dress is paneled through the bodice and skirt. We can imagine the designer wearing it with point-toe pumps.
Esteban Cortazar is famously the youngest ever designer to show at New York Fashion Week - 14 years on and he's still in the spotlight. Part of the Spring '18 collection, this 'Surf' midi dress has been made in France from stretchy and lustrous black jersey. It's detailed with white piping and weighted at the hem so it swings just the right amount as you walk.
As if the LBD wasn't versatile enough, Norma Kamali's 'Tara' version can be worn back-to-front as a boat-neck style, with the plunging V turned to expose your back. It's cut from flexible stretch-jersey and ruched throughout.
James Perse's dress is so versatile - it can be worn with everything from sneakers and a bomber to pumps and a bold red lip. Made from lightweight cotton-blend jersey, this figure-hugging design has flattering ruching along the sides and turns to reveal a low scoop back.
REDValentino's midi dress looks like two separates, taking all the hassle out of putting them together yourself. It's cut from soft stretch-jersey and paneled at the yoke and skirt with point d'esprit and ruffled trims to create a tiered effect. We'll be wearing ours with platform sandals and pearls.
Burberry's midi dress is cut from cotton-jersey and silk-satin to look as though it's a T-shirt and glossy slip layered together. Inspired by boudoir pieces, this style is detailed with delicate lace to highlight the wrap-effect skirt and waist. Wear it with color-pop heels.
James Perse's dress is cut for a close fit and has ruched sides to flatter your natural curves. Made from two layers of stretch-cotton jersey, it has a plunging V-neckline and midi hem that hits just below the knee. We love how the pretty claret hue looks against a washed-denim jacket and neutral accessories.
Simple and versatile, James Perse's black midi dress can be worn for a variety of occasions. This tank style is cut from stretch-cotton jersey that's garment-dyed for an exceptionally soft handle and has ruching along the sides to flatter your figure. Try it with a denim jacket and slides for a more casual look.
James Perse's midi dress is so versatile - you can wear it with slides or sneakers, or opt for ankle boots and a leather jacket. Made from stretch-cotton jersey, it's cut for a flatteringly close fit and has the brand's signature draping along the sides.
Stylish women like Lily Aldridge and Chrissy Teigen have been spotted in Dion Lee's expertly draped dresses. Part of the Spring '18 collection, this minimalist design is cut from ivory jersey and falls to your mid-calf. The twisted front and thigh-high slit are so flattering.
Theory's black midi dress is made from stretch-jersey that won't wrinkle or crease, making it perfect for traveling. It's cut for a slim fit and has a twisted front creates a slimming effect by drawing the eye in to the narrowest part of your waist. Style it with everything from lace-up sandals to sneakers.
Many of the pieces in House of Holland's Spring '18 collection are printed with vivid wave patterns that represent the designer's quite literal perspective on surf culture. Made from stretch-cotton jersey, this dress is cut for a close, figure-skimming fit and hits right below the knee. Try yours with sneakers and an equally bold clutch.
It's the thoughtful details that set Victoria Beckham's black dress apart from the rest. Made from sculpting stretch-jersey, it's cut for a close fit and has a high, asymmetric neckline and ruching along the side to flatter any body type. Style it with the designer's black pumps.
In homage to his love for stripes Mark D. Sikes launched his own label to explore the classic pattern. MDS Stripes' 'Rebecca' dress is made from cotton-jersey in the founder's favorite color combination of navy and white. We like how the off-the-shoulder neckline frames the décolletage and balances the flattering belted waist.
James Perse's black dress is endlessly versatile - you can dress it up with pumps and statement earrings or opt for sneakers for a more laid-back look. Made from soft stretch-cotton jersey, this fitted style has flattering ruched sides and falls just below the knee.
KENZO's midi dress is inspired by the urban uniform of Californian skaters. It's cut from flexible cotton-jersey and printed with the brand's iconic logo in white at the sleeves. Try yours with slides or sneakers.
Madewell's T-shirt dress is everything a wardrobe staple should be – it's stylish, comfortable and versatile. This gray midi style has a slightly loose silhouette and is made from modal-blend jersey that feels silky soft against your skin. For a laid-back look, tie a top around your waist.
Lemaire's designs are always effortlessly cool – the brand focuses on creating wardrobe staples with luxurious fabrics and relaxed shapes. This midi dress is impeccably cut from smooth cotton-jersey that beautifully holds the gentle flares in the skirt. Use the belt to cinch your waist.
Petar Petrov's precision cuts stem from his experience with menswear, but this attention to detail pays dividends in womenswear too. This dress is made from soft jersey that's spun with hints of silk - it's patterned with vertical and diagonal stripes that flow from the pleated shoulders and gathered skirt. Offset the monochrome color palette with a pair of pastel ankle boots.
Esteban Cortazar uses his Spring '18 collection as an opportunity to celebrate his Colombian roots and passion for salsa dancing – reflected in the movement and vibrant colors of this dress. Made in France from smooth stretch-jersey, it has contoured seams that flatter your curves and a swishy fluted hem. Wear it to parties with a pair of towering platforms.
Stacey Bendet considers herself Alice + Olivia's muse, often designing pieces she'd personally wear. Made from metallic plissé-jersey, this 'Jeanie' dress has a dramatic balloon sleeve and languid ties that can be gently knotted to highlight the narrowest part of your waist. For the most impact, wear it with your highest black sandals.