As the temperatures rise this season, so will your hemline. A new trend that’s becoming increasingly popular is the mini dress.
The style of this dress is definitely a shout out to all the mini skirts and dresses that were popular in the late 1960s, as seen on Megan in the later episodes of Mad Men. As always, the costumes on that show have seeped into the fashion world and many retailers are stocking up on them. Some mini dresses have a looser cut and empire waistline or a bodycon fit, as a call back to the baby doll and mini dresses that were popular in the 90s.
A mini dress is definitely not appropriate for office wear (unless you work in a very casual environment), but it’s the perfect outfit for long summer days and hot summer nights. It’s a one piece wardrobe option that is instantly stylish, plus you can accessorize it however you like to dress it up or down. Be bold with a bright pattern or evoke classic mod style with a mini shirt dress. Stay casual by pairing yours with a pair of sneakers or dress up your mini dress with gladiator sandals or heels. However you wear it, you’re bound to stay cool and look great in a mini dress.
Take a look at these pieces for some summer wardrobe inspiration:
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