The dress. An instant outfit. It’s magical.
If you’re struggling with style, a dress is an uncomplicated way to get dressed without messing with layers. For warmer days, I plan to use my dresses often. I tend to pick cotton dresses for our more casual lifestyle, like this shirt dress. It can easily be worn to the zoo, church, the park, or to a party. Because of the well-styled details like rolled sleeves, a curved hem, and collar, the dress does all the styling for me. I truly threw this on in 5 seconds.
Since I’m no longer nursing or pregnant, it feels like the sky’s the limit where dresses are concerned. If you’re looking to add a few dresses to your closet, here is some advice:
- Stay in your favorite color palette. For me, that’s blues, greys, black, white. This keeps your closet cohesive, so you can layer on a sweater or pick shoes without worrying about matching.
- Be picky about fit and length. Fussing with an ill-fitting dress takes all the comfort and ease out of this situation.
- Hold out for a higher quality dress, since this is your entire outfit.
A little secret is that thrifting dresses is a super smart way to find a deal. Dresses are my favorite item to thrift, since they tend to be pieces that are well-cared for or worn and washed less often. A thrifted dress is often still in excellent condition. I search ThredUP for dresses from brands I already know and love, like Madewell, J.Crew, and Anthropologie.
Here are a few dresses I would order right away:
J.Crew navy halter dress
J.Crew navy shift dress
J.Crew eyelet dress
Madewell grey jersey dress
Now for the best part…. ThredUP has offered a special promo code just for you, dear readers! Just use my referral link to get $10 to spend on your first order. That’s huge! They have great kids stuff too, often new with tags still attached. Happy thrifting, friends!