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! With the code JCREW50, get 50% off first-time orders, for a discount of up to $50. (That’s huge! They have great kids stuff too, often new with tags still attached.) That means all three of those dresses are under twenty bucks, which is pretty fantastic in my book. Happy thrifting, friends!