It’s already been warming up quite a bit here, and I’ve started packing away some of my jeans and leggings. I wear casual dresses almost everyday in the spring summer – they’re so easy to pop on, and I always feel more put together.
I usually add a few dresses each summer, but last year I opted out due to being super pregnant. So now I’ve been doing some shopping for some more dresses which are a) casual and easy to wear, and b) machine washable. That last part is oh so very important, by the way. Here are some of my favorites!
This checked shirtdress from Madewell is super soft and comfortable. I’d seen this dress in person at the Madewell store, by the styling made it seem really short, like it could only be worn with leggings. The length (36”) given by Nordstrom seemed doable however, so I ordered it and the length was great – very wearable, even belted.
The fabric is really comfortable, and the dress even has pockets. It’s a very versatile item which I think could be worn with tights in the winter, or with bare legs for summer.
I used an old rope belt I had on this day as I was feeling particularly lazy, however I think this dress would look great and more polished with this equestrian belt.
I originally thought this Topshop dress would be longer, but once it arrived I realized it would be functional only as a beach dress (younger and more brave ladies by feel differently). I liked the design enough to keep it in reserve though, since whenever we’ve gone on beach vacations I find myself scrambling to find cute beach outfits beforehand (lest I end up resorting to overpriced hotel shops).
I ordered a size 4 US (one size larger than my normal Topshop size), and its just barely long enough. So keep that in mind, if you’re ordering!
I also noticed that this dress keeps coming in and out of stock. If it’s sold out when you check, I’d also check out this sweet baby blue version, by Trina Turk, and this pretty picot shift by BB Dakota.
An older picture from my diaper bag review, but I wanted to share one of my favorite spring dress options, since its back this spring season – this striped Gap dress. I have two of these and I wore them a bunch a few months after giving birth – the weight was heavy enough for fall/spring seasons, machine washable cotton, just slip on and go. I love the little side slits too – my version doesn’t have them.
I’m addicted to dresses, so I’ll be trying out more as the season progresses…I’d love to hear any good, day dresses that you find out there!