Class to Night Out: Midi Dress

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Do you struggle with transforming your outfits from day to night? Don’t worry, CF is here to help turn that daily annoyance into a fun challenge. Class to Night Out focuses on one piece per week, and aims to help you take your look from study sessions in the library to dancing the night away.

Midi dresses have been all the rage lately. From DKNY to Michael Kors to Rebecca Taylor, dresses that hit below the knee were all over the runways for Fall 2014. While this hemline could seem frumpy at first, there are so many silhouettes that flatter every body.

Personally, I'm a fan of midi dresses made from comfy, curve-hugging cotton fabric. When the hemline is a little longer, you can throw a big sweater on over it for daytime to tone it down and a pair of heels to vamp it up for a night out.

In this post, I'll be showing you how to style a racerback cotton midi dress for both class and a night out. Scroll down to see both looks.

Midi Dress: Class

Midi dress daytime look


Product Information: Dress, Sweater Coat, Boots, Tights, Necklace, Bag, Mascara

This dress may seem a little sexy for class, but it becomes totally city chic when you throw a big, warm, black-and-white plaid sweater coat on over it. Black tights and a pair of black leather ankle booties add to the urban-glam look, while a matching tote keeps things streamlined. A longer necklace with a sparkly spike pendant adds a little shine. Keep your beauty look simple for daytime with just a swipe of mascara to open your eyes up.

Midi Dress: Night Out

Midi dress night out look


Product Information: Dress, Heels, Bag, Necklace, Ring, Nail Polish, Highlighter, Lip Color

Since this dress is only lined to mid-thigh, this midi dress can get really sassy for a night out when you add the right accessories. When styling this look, I had a New Year's Eve celebration in mind, so I chose items that really sparkle.

I love the look of gray and gold together, so wear glittery, gold pointed-toe pumps to add shine and elongate the leg. A more modern necklace and ring in a brushed gold complement the rest of the ensemble without going overboard with the sparkle. A blush-toned clutch with gold hardware is perfect to store your nighttime essentials, while a glitter-packed gray polish matches the dress and contrasts the gold accessories.

For your beauty look, try a bold burgundy lip, then create dewy skin with a liquid highlighter swiped over the eyelids, brow bones, cheek bones, and cupid's bow.

Your thoughts?

Would you ever wear a midi dress? To class? For a night out? What do you think of this midi dress? How would you style this midi dress? Let me know what you think of the outfits in the comments, and tell me what other pieces you’d like to see featured on Class to Night Out!