The Black Midi Dress You Need In Your Wardrobe*

black midi dress

We already all know that a little black dress is a wardrobe staple that can be worn for any occasion. For the office, for the street, for the clubs. Last year, I made the case of a little white dress which is just as essential to your summer closet! This year, I am making the case of the black midi dress that you did not know you needed!

Mostly because the style makes it appropriate no matter what!

I always struggle when it comes to buying a dress for a special occasion. Back in the days, I used to pick really fancy ensembles for weddings or other occasions, even though I knew very well I’d never wear them again. They looked amazing but let’s face it, I was not gonna wear those for work or university and by the time there was another wedding to attend, the outfit probably would no longer fit me.

Taking the risk and wait for the next occasion is not very sustainable.

Last year, I went to my cousin’s wedding wearing a little white dress. The one I said was essential to any wardrobe. It was so simple, but fit me so well, styling it up with a colorful bag, a black blazer and high heels made it the perfect outfit! It was so basic I was able to style it down and wear it multiple times!

A versatile dress is the perfect dress for a wedding, baptism, graduation, etc. Sure it is not as mind blowing as a cocktail dress, but at least it is a safe investment.

I was in that state of mind when I picked this black midi dress as Select Fashion asked me to work with them again on some outfits.

I love short skirts and skater dresses but as of late, I have found myself moving away from those styles and wear midi dresses and skirts more and more often. They are also perfect for mid-season.

So, when I looked through Select Fashion’s website, I wanted a dress that was basic yet had an interesting design; monochrome so that it could be styled easily; and versatile enough so that I could be worn in any occasion. Which is how I ended up picking this black midi dress.

The black midi dress, a chiffon dress, has a halter neck design, a tie waist detailing and a dip hem finish. The black under skirt stops mid-thigh while the mesh longer asymmetrical skirt stops below the knees at the front and at ankle level at the back. It is a really floaty material and really easy to wear.

I styled it with a denim jacket for a more casual look but a blazer would have styled it up. Since the dress is black, the touches of colors come from the accessories – my Furla bag and python sandals from Vionic UK. As it is, changing the jacket to something more elegant, would be enough to turn this outfit into a wedding guest outfit.

Sometimes, it is just a small change that can make a entire different outfit. Which also shows how versatile and occasion-worthy this black midi dress is.

black midi dress
black midi dress
black midi dress

Shop the look
Python sandals – Vionic UK

How often do you wear a fancy dress? Do you happen to wear a wedding guest dress again? Or do you go for versatile dresses with multiple use? What do you think of this dress?

Thanks a lot for stopping by. Hope you like this post.

See you soon,

*The dress was gifted to me but all opinions are my own.


  1. April 8, 2019 / 8:36 am

    Simple and perfectly casual, as elegant as you wear it. I’m in love, I love black!

  2. April 8, 2019 / 10:14 am

    I am kinda versatile. But, I have a friend who wears black almost every day. You look beautiful in this midi dress.

  3. April 8, 2019 / 1:41 pm

    You are rocking that black dress. I can see you are comfy and happy with it. Nice.

  4. April 8, 2019 / 5:52 pm

    This is pretty! I don’t think I have a black dress yet, and I really need to get one. I love your bag too!

  5. April 8, 2019 / 11:43 pm

    That is such a gorgeous dress! I love the cut on it with it being longer at the back – just absolutely beautiful.

  6. Hannah Marie
    April 9, 2019 / 9:08 am

    This is such a beautiful outfit to try. I honestly like it’s simplicity and style. You look absolutely gorgeous.

  7. Helene Goldnadel
    April 9, 2019 / 10:52 am

    Beautiful. Midi dresses have a vintage and old-fashioned glamour.

  8. April 9, 2019 / 12:00 pm

    Those shoes really compliment the dress so well. I never thought of buying that kind of shoe to go with a black dress but now I may try one on. It is amazing how the dress transforms after you remove the jeans jacket. Great choice!

  9. April 9, 2019 / 12:19 pm

    You looks so beautiful with this dress on. Can’t help appreciating your taste.

  10. April 9, 2019 / 12:41 pm

    My bestfriend has a black dress that she really likes to wear and it looks good on her. You also look so stunning there.

  11. April 9, 2019 / 1:02 pm

    The shoes and the bag get my attention immediately. Love the design of the bags and the color too. The boots look super modern and fashionable. Really well match altogether.

  12. April 9, 2019 / 1:03 pm

    That dress is SO CUTE! And it looks absolutely beautiful on you!

  13. April 9, 2019 / 4:43 pm

    I don’t wear a fancy dress often enough. After seeing you in your little black dress it’s made me realize that I do need one to have on hand for special occasions. I don’t have a single black dress in my wardrobe. I love the layers of this, shorter in the front and longer in the back.

    April 10, 2019 / 5:44 pm

    That dress looks so comfortable. Plus, it’s black so of course I want it!

  15. April 11, 2019 / 3:39 pm

    I love that dress, it is super cute! I would love to buy something like that!

  16. April 11, 2019 / 3:52 pm

    This dress looks really nice, it can be wear as party wear also casual, I like that.

  17. Blair villanueva
    April 12, 2019 / 3:29 am

    Having a black dress is a must to every one’s closet. It never goes out of style, and goes with any occasions.

  18. Dalene Ekirapa
    April 13, 2019 / 1:54 pm

    Yes Corinne! I need that black midi dress too! The hi-low design at the front looks so pretty and when t’s super hot like it is right now, I should get one for my wardrobe.

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