Shop 16 Modest Midi Dresses, Fall’s Must-Have Piece

Not quite ready for pants season, as we move into fall? Try the midi dress, a reliable transitional piece. It hits mid-calf—hence the word midi—and works easily for day and night. For cocktail hour, there’s a slick puff-sleeved number by Ganni or a cheetah-print frock by Altuzarra. A semi-sheer zebra-striped version by Isabel Marant is bound to turn heads, as would anything prairie-tinged from Batsheva.

If you’re searching for something more pared-back, try a khaki shirtdress by Rejina Pyo or a sleeveless checked look by Ciao Lucia. A simple body-clinging ribbed knit by Simon Miller will channel a minimal, but still striking mood.

Here, shop the season’s best midi dresses.

Stine Goya Clarabelle floral long-sleeved dress, $310,

Rejina Pyo button-front shirtdress, $575,

Brock Collection Odilia floral midi dress, $1,325,

Sea Ethno Pop ruched midi dress, $525,

Altuzarra Kieran printed silk dress, $1,395,

Helmut Lang midi draped dress, $710,

Ganni Lagarde dress, $755,

Tibi Georgette side-toggle tie dress, $795,

Ulla Johnson Fantine cotton and silk dress, $540,

Isabel Marant Etoile animal-print midi dress, $615,

Simon Miller ribbed knit dress, $262,

Rhode Resort polka-dot shirtdress, $385,

LHD chateau dress in St.Tropez, $725,

Pixie Market white ruffle-trim midi dress, $124,

Ciao Lucia Federica dress in polka-dot, $425,