The Under £50 Midi Dresses That You Can Wear Now – And In Spring, Too

Cheer yourself up with a great high street midi that you can wear everywhere.

best midi dresses winter

by Hannah Banks-Walker |

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).

A model wearing a midi dress at Paris Couture Week
A model wearing a midi dress at Paris Couture Week ©Getty

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.

A street-styler wearing a midi dress at Paris Couture Week
A street-styler wearing a midi dress at Paris Couture Week ©Getty

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.

Kate Middleton wearing a midi dress from Derek Lam
Kate Middleton wearing a midi dress from Derek Lam ©Getty

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.

SHOP: The Best Midi Dresses Under £50


SHOP: The Best Midi Dresses Under £50

Nobody's Child, Felicia Midi Dress, £49
1 of 11

Zara, Floral Jacquard London Dress, £49.99
2 of 11

M&S, Checked Midi Shirt Dress, £45
3 of 11

Mango, Printed Dress With Balloon Sleeves, £35.99
4 of 11

White Stuff, Shoreline Eco Vero Dress, £49
5 of 11

Monki, Long Blue Flounce Dress, £35
6 of 11

H&M, Belted Dress, £39.99
7 of 11

Reserved, Dress, £35.99
8 of 11

River Island, Brown Polka Dot Ruched Front Midi Dress, £46
9 of 11

Omnes, Jersey Rib High-Neck Midi Dress In Black, £39
10 of 11

Lindex, Patterned Midi Dress, £39.99
11 of 11

Just so you know, whilst we may receive a commission or other compensation from the links on this website, we never allow this to influence product selections - read why you should trust us