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What is a midaxi?

What does midaxi mean and where can I buy one?

You’re familiar with the mini, the midi and the maxi – but what does midaxi mean?

The hemline started making waves in 2019 after it appeared on the catwalk at Alexander McQueen and Marc Jacobs’ AW19 shows, and the style has become a regular on the high street ever since with brands including Never Fully Dressed, Nasty Gal and ASOS following suit.

Here, we explain what the midaxi actually is and where you can get the look.

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What is a midaxi?

A midaxi is a hemline of a dress or skirt that’s in between the midi and maxi. It sits just above the ankle and below the mid-calf.

The hemline is versatile and seasonless, teamed with knee-high boots in winter or sandals in the summer months.

Buy now

Despite the midaxi arriving way back in 2019, it’s still very much trending.

Here are some of the most affordable and stylish midaxi options on the high street now.


Poppy Dress, £265, RIXO – buy now

Multi Tiered Henrietta Midaxi Dress - Curve

Multi Tiered Henrietta Midaxi Dress, £89, Never Fully Dressed – buy sizes 6-16 here and 18-26 here

ASOS DESIGN shirt midaxi dress with short sleeves in dark green and blue check print

Shirt Midaxi Dress, £35, ASOS Design – buy now

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