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7 Trending Outfit Ideas to Wear a Mini Dress

A mini dress is always a good idea. It’s an easy-to-wear style that works for any occasion, whether it’s the start of summer or the dead of winter. When you find the right mini dress for you, it’s like falling head over heels in love. Whether it’s a little black dress or a sparkly number, everyone has a mini dress that is their go-to.

As soon as you click ‘add to cart’ on a mini dress, you’re probably already thinking about which accessories you’re going to style it with. Your mini dress can take you from date night with your partner to brunch with your girlfriends or a day out in the city. It’s all about how you style your mini dress.

At Bella Barnett, our mini dresses are perfect for a night out. Whether you like a strapless, one-shoulder, or classic bandage dress, our curated collection offers something for every aesthetic and body type. We’re sharing our top tips and tricks on how to wear a mini dress for easy and endless styling options.

  • Keep it casual with sneakers
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Not everyone wants to be wearing stilettoes all day. If you’re planning to wear a mini dress all day, start in sneakers to save your feet. With fashion trends becoming more comfort-driven, we’re all switching out our stilettoes for sneakers. A low-top style is a perfect option as it will leave your ankles exposed, helping to accentuate and elongate your legs. If you’re taking your mini dress from day to night, simply switch out your shoes for a more elevated option.

  • Don’t be afraid to cover-up

When you’re wearing a mini dress, it’s easy to feel self-conscious. Mini dresses are easy to style by playing with different proportions. If you want a more modest look, let your legs take center stage and layer up on top. A fitted jacket or blazer can take your look to the next level, while a long cardigan can give you a more casual aesthetic.

You can go for an in-between look with a long blazer that is a similar length to your mini dress. You can create a minimalistic monochrome look by choosing a blazer in a similar color hue to your mini dress. Keep your blazer oversized for an effortlessly chic look.

If you’ve fallen in love with the neckline of your dress, you can switch it up and wear tights. This styling tip is an easy way to make your mini dress wearable all year round.

  • Show your personality with jewelry

Jewelry is one of the most intimate accessories. Whether you have a signature piece or one that’s caught your eye, your jewelry is a reflection of your personality. You might be a fan of dainty pearl jewelry or prefer to keep it dramatic with textured metals and oversized earrings. You can put your own twist on a mini dress with your favorite jewelry pieces.

You want to consider your neckline when choosing pendants or necklaces. Drop earrings are an easy way to elevate your outfit. You could choose one statement piece or keep your outfit simple and minimalistic with dainty pieces.

  • Add a mini bag or clutch

Every mini dress calls for a mini bag – or a clutch! If you’re heading out for the night or a special occasion, a clutch bag is a perfect choice. A mini bag is a wearable alternative if you’re planning on wearing your mini dress throughout the day. A crossbody style can help dress down your outfit and give it a more casual and versatile look.

A clutch bag can add a pop of color or a hint of sparkle to your outfit. If you’re going for a monochrome look, you can choose a clutch that is the same color hue as your mini dress.

  • Go vintage with a denim jacket

A mini dress is our tried-and-tested outfit for festivals and vacations. If you want to get the most out of your mini dress, style it with sneakers and a vintage-inspired denim jacket. Keeping your look minimalistic will make it more wearable, whether you’re dancing at a music festival or being a tourist in a new city. A denim jacket can also help you transition your mini dress from summer through to autumn and winter.

  • Be chic with a leather jacket and boots

Is denim not your thing? Swap it out for leather. It’s just as wearable as denim but even more effortlessly chic. What we love about a leather jacket is that it’s the perfect choice for autumn and winter, especially if you style it with ankle boots for a feminine look with a twist.

If you’re not a fan of stilettoes, don’t be afraid to be adventurous and try out a combat or Chelsea boot. This look is perfect for the weekend and adds a masculine and edgy twist to your outfit. With the right silhouette, you could even wear your mini dress with cowboy boots. On-trend chunky boots give you the best of both worlds and can turn your mini dress into a transitional look.

  • Knee-high boots for winter

Speaking of boots, you can play with proportions in a whole new way by styling your mini dress with knee-high boots. This outfit idea comes straight from the styling guide of some of our favorite celebrities and influencers. You can wear knee-high boots for a night out or to layer up when the temperatures start to drop.

Knee-high boots can be more seductive than classic stilettoes by elongating your legs while drawing attention to the skin you’re showing. If you feel daring, go all the way with over-the-knee boots with a stiletto heel.

Are you ready to add a new mini dress to your closet? You can shop our collection of mini dresses here. Don’t forget to tag us in your Instagram posts, so we can see how you style your Bella Barnett mini dress.

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