You probably think the weather we've been experiencing - cold and damp - isn't conducive to anything other than rubber boots and a rain coat when it comes to your wardrobe. Winds have been blowing, drizzle has been coming at us from all directions and, honestly, a dress hasn’t been our first choice when compared to our comfiest pair of jeans (or tracksuit bottoms).
However, with fashion month exposed to the same storms (kicking off with last week's couture shows), our favourite street style stars showed us how dressing up for inclement weather can be done. Surprisingly, the humble midi dress was a common sight on the pavement and the catwalk. Fashion-goers were seen wearing bright variations of the dress despite the weather, but layering them up with roll necks, wool coats and ankle boots that have suitably durable soles. Kate Middleton is also fan - and wore one last week, a patterned style from Derek Lam, with her favourite pair of hoop earrings.
Pick up a few of the fashion set's styling tricks - knee-high boots that disappear under the hem, thermal vests and cardigans layered under a faux-fur coat etc - and you can keep wearing your midi dresses, particularly those with long sleeves, all year round, come rain or shine.
Green is a great trans-seasonal colour - and perfect for invigorating your wardrobe when the weather outside is less than welcoming (Nobody's Child has a puff-sleeved dress in a lovely jade). But if you aren’t interested in wearing a bright dress in winter, chose a neutral colour, like beige, which always seems to be a popular choice on the street style circuit in Copenhagen. Mango's floral dress, with its black background and cream flowers, is a brilliant all-rounder that can be worn with tall cowboy boots now (go on, we dare you) and two-strap sandals during summer.
There are also plenty of dress styles to choose from, whether you prefer something slightly more pared-back or something with ruffles and puffs. So, keep scrolling to see which midi dresses we will be wearing when the next cold snap hits. Oh, and they're all under £50. You're welcome.