Ever since the 1960s saw the rise of the mini skirt, fashion's most outrageous hemline has been a staple favourite in our wardrobes. From pretty cocktail dresses to floaty floral fashion frocks, mini dresses take us from season to season, whatever the occasion.
Casual mini dresses
Florals scream summertime, and there is no better sunshine companion than a floral mini dress. Choose a soft cotton version to keep cool in the heat, and pair it with a pastel cardigan and pumps for a girly feel. Mini dresses needn't be reserved for downtime, if worn right they're the ideal fashion favourite for workwear. Choose a shift dress in wool or tweed and wear with a boyfriend blazer to ooze professionalism, or team a slouchy jumper dress with a pair of flat ankle boots for Casual Fridays.
Smart mini dresses
Whether it's a suede revival pinafore, or a asymmetrical tailored shift, the mini dress can even be seen across style movements. Pair one with tights in the winter, a set of bronzed legs in the summer, or some knee high boots in the autumn, and you'll have perfected this classic in no time. Mini dresses were made for the evening, and they're the perfect go-to outfit in a fashion crisis. Layer a lace mini dress over a frilly blouse and finish with fur for the decadent Victoriana look of the catwalk, or look out for leather and lamé to join the 80s revival crowd. This year is all about sequins and glitter glamour, so don't skimp on the glitz when it comes to a party. Wear a sequin mini dress, sprinkle some glitter in the roots of your hair and dance the night away.