Princess Anne's floral midi dress is the perfect transitional piece for autumn

 Princess Anne.
Princess Anne.

The floral midi dress Princess Anne wore during her appearance on Mike Tindall's podcast this week is the perfect transitional piece for autumn with it's muted colours and pretty floral pattern.

Prince William, Kate Middleton and Princess Anne's joint appearance on Mike Tindall's podcast taught us a lot about the Royal Family and gave sweet insight into their strong family bond.

As well as Anne revealing why she believes the Wales children have a sibling rivalry, Kate showing off the injury she received while playing with her kids, and Prince William recalling his 'terrifying' memory of Princess Anne, we also got to see some brilliant outfits from the royal ladies. With Kate in a gorgeous Catherine Walker blazer that was far more formal than the blazer she opted for on her most recent royal engagement, we couldn't help but fall in love with Princess Anne's stunning floral tea-length midi dress.

Princess Anne

Louche Melia Petal Parade Print Short Sleeve Midi Tea Dress, £39.50 ($34) | Joy

This retro-inspired midi dress features stunning puff sleeves, a dainty collar, and a self-tie belt to create the most flattering cut. With deep side seam pockets and a vintage petal print, the dress is perfect for every occasion from a summer wedding to an autumnal walk in the park.View Deal

MAJORELLE Everyday Midaxi Shirt Dress, £125.95 ($156.68) | The Shirt Company

Made from a non-crease viscose crepe, not only can you look effortlessly chic in this floral design, but you can actually put zero effort into keeping it looking fresh out the box.

With deep side pockets, a generous self-tie belt, elasticated cuffs, and a perfect-fitting collar, the weighty fabric works to create a comfortable and casual fit while still looking timelessly elegant. View Deal

The vintage inspired shirt dress featured a stunning floral print, with blue and orange hues standing out against the neutral beige base colour. The colours managed to be both bold and bright while still remaining subtle and gentle on the eye, a fact only heightened by the subtle accessories Anne opted to add.

As well as a navy blazer with a boxy fit that brilliantly juxtaposed the feminine tea dress, Anne opted for a bulky gold chain necklace and a pair of simple, gold drop-down earrings to add some understated shine to her look. With a brown leather strap watch on her left wrist, the overall effect was casual yet timelessly elegant.

Midi dresses have long been a staple for Princess Anne, with the style giving a feminine, formal, and fashion-forward feel while still being modest and adhering to royal protocol. The style is a wardrobe staple for all royal women as they aren't allowed to wear short dresses, with Harper’s Bazaar reporting that skirts or dresses should never be 'more than three or four inches above the knee.'

Even if royal protocol didn't dictate the dress length, it's likely that royal women would be gravitating towards the style anyway as the midi dress, especially the classic 1940s tea dress style, is making its comeback.