The Best Midi Dress, Ever

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Hello, hello! It’s been awhile!

Okay, maybe only a week, but still. Since I started posting on my little corner of the Internet more consistently over the last few months, I always feel like so much time goes by if I miss a post or two. Anyways, I woke up this past Saturday with an awful cold and have pretty much been down for the count but am finally on the mend and was even feeling good enough to hop on Instagram Stories last night! (It’s the little accomplishments 😂)

I’m so excited to finally be sharing this dress (on sale! and also here) that I brought with me to the Vineyard last month.

black eyelet midi dress

Madewell Eyelet Bow Back Midi Dress (Also here) / Seychelles Total Relaxation Slide in Black / Cult Gaia Ark Bag


Finding midi dresses that work for petite individuals can be extremely frustrating, especially when not all clothing is available in petite sizes. If it’s the right length, it’s too much fabric, if it’s the perfect amount of fabric, the limbs are too long. So on and so forth. When I first saw this dress on the Madewell website, I loved it but was hesitant about not only the length but also the straps (they’re not adjustable) and the sizing (I went with my regular size!), especially with the tie back. I decided to hold off on ordering it and picked up this romper instead, but a few days before my trip, received a coupon code for 20% off my next Madewell purchase so I figured I’d stop into the store and see what they had.

I caved and tried on the dress and much to Chris’ dismay, I bought it and I’m so glad I did.

casual dress

tie back eyelet midi dress

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simple black eyelet midi dress

madewell eyelet midi

It might be a little too long and after a long day, the straps will slip on my shoulders a bit, but it is one of my favorite dresses. Don’t even ask me how many time I’ve worn it since our trip (it’s been a lot).

The eyelet detailing gives the black dress a summery feel to it and it is so comfy. I typically throw it on with my favorite black slides and a denim jacket when it’s cooler out but it also looks so chic with these leopard pumps and a leather jacket. Hellllooo fall!

Are you a sucker for a good midi dress?

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Madewell Eyelet Bow Back Midi Dress (Also here) / Seychelles Total Relaxation Slide in Black / Cult Gaia Ark Bag

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  1. 9.19.19
    rebecca said:

    This is the perfect black midi dress & I love the sandals!

    xx rebecca // the crystal press

    • 11.6.19
      Rachel said:

      Thanks Rebecca!

  2. 9.19.19
    Annette said:

    Okay, I love this dress so much! The midi length and eyelet are perfect!

    • 11.6.19
      Rachel said:

      It is perfect for summer and even early fall!

  3. 9.19.19
    Mariah said:

    No way! I totally love the length on you! Super super cute!

    • 11.6.19
      Rachel said:

      Thanks Mariah!!

  4. 9.19.19
    Lee said:

    Such a classic look! Love it!

    • 11.6.19
      Rachel said:

      Thanks, Lee!

  5. 9.19.19

    Every girl needs a black dress in her life and this one looks stunning on you! Great post xoxo sarah

    • 11.6.19
      Rachel said:

      YES! Thank you, Sarah!

  6. 9.19.19
    LIzzie said:

    I love this dress! I feel like this is a great transitional piece into fall! Hope you’re feeling better <3


    • 11.6.19
      Rachel said:

      Yes, I agrree!

  7. 9.19.19
    Kileen said:

    Obsessed with this midi dress and would be such a great transitional piece to Fall too!!

    cute & little

    • 11.6.19
      Rachel said:

      It’s so good and it looks amazing with pumps and a leather jacket!!

  8. 9.22.19

    This is such a classic look! Love dresses like this!!

    • 11.6.19
      Rachel said:

      Thanks Nina!

  9. 9.22.19

    Oh my gosh, I’m 5ft 2in and it’s extremely hard for me to find a good fit when it comes to midi dresses!!! Thank you SO much for sharing this dress, love the whole look x

    • 11.6.19
      Rachel said:

      The struggle, right!? I demand more petite sizes!!

  10. 9.23.19
    Laura S said:

    I am SO a sucker for a good midi dress! Love this one!

    • 11.6.19
      Rachel said:

      Me too!!!

  11. 9.23.19
    Stephanie said:

    I could see myself wearing this dress NONSTOP from summer into autumn. It’s perfect for the transitional season. The style is summery and the color is great for fall (and really all seasons – because… black). You rock it!

    • 11.6.19
      Rachel said:

      It is THE perfect LBD! I love it paired with a denim jacket for early fall!

  12. 9.24.19
    darleen said:

    The perfect LBD! The cut is so cute and it’s so flattering.


    • 11.6.19
      Rachel said:

      I’m obsessed!!

  13. 6.9.21
    Chelsey said:

    This is a beautiful dress- I love classic black in summer! If you don’t mind me asking what are you wearing for a bra? I have some great summer dresses but normally do intricate fashion taping to my straps.

    • 6.10.21
      Rachel said:

      It’s one of my favorites! I actually don’t wear a bra with this one. The fabric across the chest is doubled up so it’s pretty thick and with the straps tied tight, I find that a bra isn’t 100% necessary! (I’m a 34DD for reference!)

      But with that being said, if you do want to wear a bra with it, I’d recommend either a sticky bra (backless – NuBra makes a good one!) or even using nipple pasties.