Mini is Out, Midi is In: Miley Cyrus’ Mania for Mid-Length Dresses

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For Miley Cyrus, mini dresses are OUT, and midi dresses are IN.

But don’t think for a second that she’s started becoming shy about baring body parts. Miley might like demure hem lengths now, but she also likes them with belly-showing cropped tops, rock-inspired spikes, studs, and revealing side cutouts:

Miley Cyrus showcases her evolution in style with midi dresses at high-profile events: the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas (September 21, 2012), The Ellen DeGeneres Show (November 8, 2012), and VH1 Divas 2012 in Los Angeles (December 16, 2012)Miley Cyrus showcases her evolution in style with midi dresses at high-profile events: the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas (September 21, 2012), The Ellen DeGeneres Show (November 8, 2012), and VH1 Divas 2012 in Los Angeles (December 16, 2012) (Credit: Judy Eddy / WENN / Brian To)

For some time, the mini dress has ruled the fashion scene, so this new midi length is a refreshing change. It makes a body-con dress look more sophisticated and gives the illusion of extra height.

The look can be sexy and elegant, but as Miley Cyrus has shown, it can also be young and edgy if you choose!

Try the midi dress trend on for size and start with these basic little black dresses:

A selection of chic little black midi dresses: James Perse wrap shoulder dress ($245.00), Leith bodycon midi dress ($48.00), ASOS long-sleeved bodycon midi dress ($38.70)A selection of chic little black midi dresses: James Perse wrap shoulder dress ($245.00), Leith bodycon midi dress ($48.00), ASOS long-sleeved bodycon midi dress ($38.70)

Or if you’re ready to dive head first into it, go for these bold prints straight away:

Dive into boldness with these eye-catching midi dresses: Reverse midi open back dress ($84.00), Topshop ombré print bodycon dress ($80.00), House of Holland houndstooth midi dress ($184.70)Dive into boldness with these eye-catching midi dresses: Reverse midi open back dress ($84.00), Topshop ombré print bodycon dress ($80.00), House of Holland houndstooth midi dress ($184.70)

Explore the playful side of midi dresses with these designs: Topshop tie-dye midi dress ($64.00), Felicity & Coco stripe jersey midi dress ($118.00), Topshop 'Clutter Front' print dress ($64.00)Explore the playful side of midi dresses with these designs: Topshop tie-dye midi dress ($64.00), Felicity & Coco stripe jersey midi dress ($118.00), Topshop ‘Clutter Front’ print dress ($64.00)

The key to the midi dress is choosing one with a pencil skirt cut. That way, you’ll avoid looking dowdy and look sleek and streamlined. For footwear, we like pointy-toed pumps. Once spring comes around, swap them out for brightly colored sandals.

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