In the past few years, shoppers have rediscovered maxis, midis, and somewhere-in-between dresses is a result of a few different forces, like an increased interest in modest dressing and the resurgence of all-oversize-everything. This pushed the beloved minis to the back of the proverbial closet.

However, as summer begins to truly settle in, it’s time to shorten the hemlines once again. Faced with this challenge, brands are bringing into minidress territory some of the fan-favourite attributes of the more covered-up styles that have consumed our attention in recent seasons such as the billowy sleeves, vintage-inspired prints, loose-fit skirts. Though there are still plenty of formfitting, ’90s-inspired camisole dresses out there, the minis that are taking over are big and breezy.