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21 Button-Front Midi Dresses to Make It Look Like You Have Your Life Together

Even if you don't.
Photo: Imaxtree

Photo: Imaxtree

There are so many great reasons to have a few midi dresses in your closet. Not only are they are the ultimate a wardrobe staple, but they're super easy to throw on in a hurry. Better yet, they make you look very put-together — even if you're actually not — and what's better than that?

It felt like silk bias-cut slip dresses were everywhere this year — in literally every pattern and color imaginable — but as the summer season rapidly draws to a close, a new style, yet still in a midi-length, is becoming more popular. Enter: button-front (or button-down, whichever you prefer to call it) dresses. 

This particular style is the perfect alternative to your classic summer slip because the button details often add structure or shape to it, which means that it can be worn either to work or to that party that you have after work. The dress's midi style is appropriate for any occasion, really, thanks to its not-so-long, not-so-short length, too.

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Luckily, options are available to shop at every single price point and in a variety of aesthetics, from a breezy lavender version to wear as wedding guest to a more relaxed utility-inspired style that can be worn on even the most casual days off. You can check out 21 of our favorites in the gallery below.

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