Summer is here! What better time to wear a sundress that makes you feel your best?! And this summer, we're all about the knee length dress! The below-the-knee length dress, to be exact! From petite midi dresses to plus size mixi dresses, we’ve put together our favorite below the knee length dresses that you can wear day to night all summer and into fall. Check out our picks, below!
What is a Mixi Dress?
Before we dish out our must-haves for summer... You may be wondering: what is a “mixi” dress?? Our CEO, Jay Balaban, coined the term mixi dress as it’s length falls inbetween a midi and a maxi dress. “You take the ‘mi’ from midi dress and then ‘xi’ from maxi dress and you get ‘mixi’,” he said.
Why did Jay feel it was important to create the mixi dress? “We have always done well with midi dresses, which fall below the knee, and maxi dresses, which are floor length dresses. But, we felt there was a void in the market for a new dress length and we wanted to create something in between that works well for women of all heights, so we created the mixi dress.”
“Maxi dresses have been around for years and many women have them in their closet. The mixi length gives them a new look.”
- Gloria Berck, Connected Apparel's Head Designer
So what is a mixi dress? A below the knee length dress that we know you’ll love as much as we do! Check out our picks for affordable, trendy, midi and mixi knee length dresses below. Whichever length becomes your new favorite, you’ll feel cute and comfortable from day to night this Summer.
Our Favorite Midi Dresses
Midi dresses are a great below the knee length to wear year-round. They suit women of every age and figure. Their length is modest, yet doesn’t feel stuffy. And when you combine a midi with a favorite pair of heels, you’ll get one elongating and truly show stopping look! We’ve picked three midi dresses perfect for any occasion. From bonfire to virtual wine tasting, where will your new midi dress take you?
JULIE BLUE PATCHWORK MIDI DRESS
Julie is a modern twist on the drop waist dress. This boho dress’ unique patchwork print is eye catching and made from stretch jersey knit to keep you comfortable day to night. While a more casual dress, Julie makes for a great option when you’re working from home. Pair her with a cardigan or a denim jacket when the temperature drops.
CARLY PINK FLORAL PRINT DRESS
Carly is a floral dress you’ll wear for years to come. With an empire waist and midi length, Carly is both figure flattering and comfortable. Whether you’re looking for a formal dress to wear in the daytime or simply want to feel hyperfeminine, this midi dress will not disappoint.
TINA NAVY & MAUVE FLORAL DRESS
TIna is your next favorite day to night dress. This form fitting dress is made from stretch mesh to keep you comfortable from desk to dinner. Because it has three quarter sleeves, the Tina in navy and mauve is the perfect midi dress to wear at home for work or out for a casual dinner, no jacket necessary. Pair her with sandals during the day and heels at night to maximize this midi dress’ versatility.
Our Favorite Mixi Dresses
Mixi dresses are the perfect middle ground for the woman who can’t decide between a midi or a maxi. The mixi dress is a dream come true for shorter or more petite women who want to wear longer dresses, but struggle with the length of a maxi dress. But they’re also great for taller women too! You don’t have to worry about whether a dress will be the “appropriate” length like a midi or maxi dress.
Wherever the mixi falls, you'll look absolutely stunning. But don’t take it from us.
Check out what our Head Designer says about the mixi dress:
“Mixi dresses are great below knee length dresses because they're appropriate for casual and career, and transition effortlessly from day to night. They also provide more flare and movement compared to maxi dresses.”
- Gloria Berck, Connected Apparel's Head Designer
“Sometimes a maxi can be too much for a petite frame,” says Gloria. "For women who are taller, the mixi length dress is a new option that helps show off your cute shoes. A mixi dress pairs beautifully with ankle strap shoes, sandals, flats, and even heels," Gloria advises.
Team CA truly loves our mixi knee length dresses. Check out Gloria in her favorite of our top three mixi dress picks (the Juliette), below.
SUNNY CAMEO FLORAL PRINT MIXI DRESS
Sunny is cute, flirty and a great daytime dress option. Without revealing too much skin, the V-neck flounce creates dimension and adds an extra touch of femininity while the mixi length keeps your legs covered. A floral dress that is both comfortable and figure flattering, Sunny is a perfect Summer dress for a day out in the sun.
JULIETTE FLORAL SLEEVELESS DRESS
Juliette is a modern twist on the classic drop waist dress. This two panel mixi dress elongates your torso and is the perfect day to night summer dress. Pair Juliette with sandals for a casual dress look or with heels for a special outing in the evening. Wherever the day takes you, you’ll stand out in this cute floral dress.
SUNNY NAVY & MAUVE FLORAL DRESS
This version of Sunny is not only cute and flirty, but also a great day to night option. Sunny is modest enough to wear as a work dress, but vibrant enough to wear out for dinner. The chiffon floral print flounce creates dimension and adds that extra touch of femininity we’re all looking for in a summer dress. This mixi dress is sure to be your new go-to.
When it comes to below knee dresses, we’ll choose comfortable midis and eye-catching mixi dresses—allllll summer long!
And we think you’ll love them too. Get ready to find your gotta-have-it knee length dress when you shop our midi and mixi collection below.