15 Best Outfit Ideas on How to Wear Black Midi Dress

best black midi dress outfit ideas

For those of you who don’t know already, midi dresses are dresses that has the length ends around the mid-calf area. Among all the colors, the black midi dress is the most popular and that is quite obvious if you look closely in a cocktail party. While mini dresses usually looks more refreshing and sexy, a midi dresses look more elegant and mature. For this blog post, I have gathered some of the best black midi dress outfit ideas and put them in a list. Let’s check them out now.

Black Midi Dress with Beige Coat Layered Over It


I am starting off the list with an elegant look that is going to make you shine in a formal occasion. You would want to wear a black midi dress with open-toe heels and a long beige coat just casually layered over the dress. That is how you should wear when you enter the room, while in the middle of the event, you can simply take off the coat and “wow” people with a different, refreshing look.

Black Dress with Heather Grey Knit Sweater Cardigan

black midi dress heather grey knit sweater cardigan

To wear a black midi dress casually, you can simply pair it with a heather grey knit sweater cardigan. Wear heeled sandals for a more elegant look, or you can dress casual all the way by wearing flip flops.

Black Lace Midi Dress

black lace midi dress nude heels

For a more complex look with more details, you can wear a black lace midi dress. Simply pair it with nude heels. You can add a touch of elegance to the outfit by layering a faux fur coat over the dress.

Sleeveless Tie Waist Midi Dress with Net Overlay

sleeveless tie waist midi dress net overlay

For those of you who have a slim waistline, you can emphasize your advantage by wearing a tie waist black midi dress. Pair the dress with black open-toe heels. Sometimes, it is the details that can make you stand out from the rest. This dress has a beautiful detail in the overlaying net. That makes the dress look like an elegant semi-sheer dress.

Wear with Black Leather Jacket

black leather jacket midi dress outfit

If you have a very charming dark and cool character in you, you can try to wear a black midi dress with a black leather jacket. Complete this unisex look with white sneakers. It is fun to surprise your friends in cocktail parties every once in a while. Just when your friends think that you would wear something sexy and ladylike, surprise them with a cool unisex look like this one.

Three Quarter Sleeve Black Flare Midi Dress

three quarter sleeve black flare midi dress heels

For a adorable, princess-like look, you can wear a three-quarter sleeve, flare midi dress. Keep the look minimal by wearing solid black platform heels. This outfit is especially suitable for those of you that like to remain low-key yet still look beautiful and lovely in a party.

One Shoulder & One Sleeve Asymmetric Black Dress

one shoulder single sleeve asymmetric black midi dress

Sometimes, an asymmetric design that requires you to show a little bit of skin can demand of attention. You can see that this dress has a stylish and sexy one-shoulder, one-sleeve design that looks absolutely stunning. The asymmetric shoes that match perfectly with the dress take just take the outfit to another level.

Sequin Midi Dress with Long Blazer

sequin midi black dress long blazer

Not only cuttings can change the style of a dress, the fabric that the dress is made of can also make the dress looks very different. As an example, the dress for this outfit is a black sequin midi dress. The subtly shiny texture of the dress gives the outfit a more sophisticated look. You can wear it with a long beige blazer and open-toe heels. It is one of very few outfits that looks both elegant and professional that you can wear to work or to parties. If you are interested in outfit ideas of similar dresses, you can check out our blog post on how to wear a black sequin dress.

Black Midi Dress with Chiffon Sheer Overlay

black midi dress chiffon sheer overlay

Talking about fabric, for a refreshing and breezy look, you can choose a black dress that has a chiffon sheer overlay. Keep the look light and breezy by wearing some light-colored shoes like white or pale pink heels.

Strapless Black Dress with Cheetah Heels

strapless black midi dress cheetah heels

For those of you who don’t mind showing some skin, strapless dresses can really make you shine in a party. To complete this sexy and youthful outfit, you can simply pair the dress with black strappy heels or nude heels. You can also wear cheetah heels as displayed in the picture for a more complex and mature look.

Strapless High Split Midi Dress

strapless high split midi black dress strappy heels

For those of you that want to show some legs while you don’t really like the youthful and refreshing feel of a mini dress, you can wear a high split midi dress. To look absolutely chic and sexy with this black strapless dress, wear it with black heeled sandals and a necklace.

Long Sleeve High Neck Dress with Ankle Boots

long sleeve high neck dress ankle boots

For a low profile look that is more for work than for parties, you can wear a long sleeve high neck black midi dress. Simple pair it with black ankle boots and a black purse for this minimal all-black work outfit.

Black and White Striped Midi Dress with Denim Jacket

black and white striped midi dress denim jacket

For a much more casual feel, you can choose a black midi dress that has some sparsely-spaced white stripes. Layer a denim jacket over the dress to complete the comfortable looking street look.

Wear with Oversized Denim Jacket & Ankle Boots

black midi dress oversized denim jacket

Similar to the previous outfit idea, you can layer an oversized denim jacket over a solid black midi dress. Wearing leather ankle boots will nicely match the rest of the outfit.

One Shoulder Black Midi Dress

one shoulder black midi dress ankle boots

For those that have beautiful shoulders and collarbones but feel that a strapless dress is a little too much, you can wear a one shoulder dress with leather ankle boots.

So, here are some of my favorite ways black midi dress outfit ideas. Most of them are quite easy to pull off, may be with the exception of some strapless dresses. Let’s give them a try and have a different, beautiful look for your next cocktail party.