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Just 10 cute midi dresses under $100 to wear to all your Christmas parties.

I don't want to alarm you but CHRISTMAS PARTIES. LONG LUNCHES. END OF YEAR DRINKS. BARBECUES. The silly season has arrived to send us all into a sartorial spin. 

Is it just me or has an entire year of not partying resulted in a bottleneck of events in the next three weeks? The invites are coming in hot and you're gonna need outfits. Fast. 

If it feels like you've come out of party hibernation unsure of exactly how to dress, then same here. 

But if there's one failsafe thing you can bet will make you look cute, it's a tidy little summer dress that ticks all the boxes. 

Last week I posted this printed wrap dress on Instagram and got so many DMs asking where it was from. 

The Nasty Gal midi. Image: Supplied. 

Truth is, I got it on sale at Nasty Gal a few weeks back (sorry), anticipating that I'd need something like this for the holidays. There's nothing like a throw-on-and-go number that makes you feel like you've made an effort without putting any in, and for me that's always a midi dress.

Here's 10 more midi's and ankle-skimming options that'll do the job nicely, including a very similar style I found at Sportsgirl.

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Wrap midi dresses

The benefit of a wrap dress is that you can wear it to lunch and loosen the waist-tie throughout the afternoon. I also love this style for beach days that turn into nights with friends - just add sandals and salty hair.

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Sportsgirl Midi Wrap Dress, $71.96

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Target Piping Hot Linen Blend Wrap Midi Dress, $39.00

This little number is super breathable and the muted tones go with approximately everything. 


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Target Piping Hot Linen Blend Wrap Midi Dress, $39.00

Bright midi dresses

For daytime events, a bold printed or block-colour midi is sophisticated and chic. Think: hair scraped back, strappy shoes, some flashy earrings and you're out the door. 

City Chic Party Spot Maxi Dress, on sale for $98.00

This heavenly frock comes in sizes 12 to 24. Image: Supplied. 

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Little Party Dress Adeline Pink and Red Maxi Dress, $79.95

Petal & Pup Barker Dress, $79.95

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Mango Paisley Print Dress, on sale for $90.00

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White and cream midi dresses

Whether it's an off-the-shoulder option or a linen shirtdress, there's a distinctly Euro summer feel about a cool white dress. I'll be styling mine with classic tan accessories.

Lottie and Grace Macie Midi Dress, $69.00

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Showpo Sorrento Dreaming Dress in White Linen Look, $79.95

This gorgeous dress comes in a size 4 to 20. Image: Supplied. 

Atmos & Here Gloria Tie Midi Dress, $90.00 at The Iconic

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Dissh Morgan Cream Tier Midi Dress, $80.00

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Which dress is your favourite? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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Feature image: Instagram/@itsaishanikora and Supplied.

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