With constantly changing trends and falling hemlines, summer dressing has gotten so complicated. Here we layout our favourite trends in every length to see which comes out on top. Are you team Mini, Midi or Maxi? Pick your horse and let’s get this showdown started:
Mini vs Midi vs Maxi: the ultimate spring & summer dress showdown
FloralMini – Reminiscent of an English garden with a skirt that will make you want to twirl.
Midi – A flattering A-line with keyhole neck covered in bright blooms.
Maxi – Oversized florals that pack some serious punch.
Winner: Maxi – Proof that florals can be bold as well as prettyASOS/Zara/RW & Co.
LaceMini – Officially ready for festival season.
Midi – Pretty, polished and perfect for meeting the parents.
Maxi – Unapologetic and ready to make a statement
Winner: Mini – Add gladiators and a floppy hat and you're ready to goZara/Forever 21/H&M
Little Black DressMini – Short, simple and sexy.
Midi – Summer night-appropriate with a strappy back and subtle slit.
Maxi – Easily can transition from day to night.
Winner: Maxi – This will be your go-to summer staple, we guarantee itASOS/Zara/LOFT
Painted LookMini – Long brush strokes of colour coat this cropped halter.
Midi – Black geometric straps that boldly contrast against splashes of graffiti.
Maxi – A bright impressionist blanket over the body
Winner: Midi – The details make this a dress one not to forgetNordstrom/French Connection/Urban Outfitters
ShiboriMini – Disco hues are traded in for deep indigo.
Midi – Soft lines of colour stand in for psychedelic swirls
Maxi – A clean colour palette and classic shape are the main event.
Winner: Maxi – This is the grown-up version of your '70s craft project inspired by the sophistication of Japanese Shibori.Urban Outfitters/Jones New York/Banana Republic
StripesMini – Sailor-approved summer stripes.
Midi – Stealing a page from the Audrey Hepburn's classically tailored book of style.
Maxi – Flattering zigzag stripes create shape and contour.
Winner: Midi – Classic elegance at its best.ASOS/Zara/Banana Republic
TribalMini – A repetitive diamond-shaped pattern covers this cropped tunic.
Midi – The classic wrap shape gives this Ikat-print dress a flattering silhouette.
Maxi – A belt adds some shape to this column dress with red tribal influences.
Winner: Mini – A dress with pockets always wins in our books.Virginia Johnson/Nordstrom/LOFT
T-ShirtMini – Taking advantage of the one time of the year when you can acceptably go without pants.
Midi – Slouchy pockets and draped sides make this the ultimate dress for summer chilling.
Maxi – It's your favourite t-shirt stretched into your favourite summer dress.
Winner: Midi – Understated and undone in the best possible way.ASOS/Free People/J.Crew
WhiteMini – Striped eyelets give definition to this classic fit flare.
Midi – A bared midriff and tied bandeau top to bring out your inner Betty Draper.
Maxi – Oversized and cozy like pajamas you can wear outside.
Winner: Midi – A perfect way to incorporate beachwear into everyday wearJ.Crew/Free People/Urban Outfitters
YellowMini – This gathered neckline and tied waist is just waiting for a wedding shower or garden party.
Midi – The ladylike pleated skirt and lace yoke will take you from day(dream) to night.
Maxi – Tied shoulder straps add a carefree edge to the draped body of this bohemian dress.
Winner: Mini – The perfect mix of free-flowing and flattering.Banana Republic/ASOS/Zara
And the Overall Winner is...Shibori Maxi: It's comfortable and on trend. It can be worn alone on a hot summer day or try pairing it with a blazer and some metallic sandals for the office. You can't go wrong with this one.
$175 at Banana RepublicBanana Republic