t shirt dress
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This is the summer of laid-back style. We want beachy waves, bohemian pants, loose tops, and if we’re going to wear a dress, it must feel like a simple tee. T-shirt dresses are so versatile because they can be easily dressed up with statement necklaces, long pendant necklaces, or heels. A black t-shirt dress with heels is the most comfortable going-out outfit. This same dress could be worn with a gold pendent necklace and strappy sandals for a day at the office. Everyone loves a girl in the t-shirt dress. She’s cool, easygoing, and the party doesn’t really start until she shows up. We know you’ll love it too—it’s basically like wearing on oversized tee that you would sleep in. Yes. Please. For even more summer style inspiration, check out more of our seasonal style buys.

Striped T-Shirt Dress

striped t-shirt dress
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Forever 21, $14.90

What’s more comforting than a t-shirt? Stripes. Stripes are a go-to option when you can’t decide what to wear because they go with any hairstyle, jewelry, and shoes. While casual, stripes can quickly become formal with a little red lipstick, high ponytail, and black pumps. Stripes are laid back, Southern California style, but they are also classy and sophisticated for a fancy dinner out or movie date. 

Alena Dress

red t-shirt dress
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Brandy Melville, $28

T-shirt dresses are super casual, but that doesn’t mean they can’t come in interesting colors too. Most t-shirt dresses will be in greys and white, but we love the unusual southwestern red in this dress. Because of its warm color, it makes it all the more fun to accessorize. Complete a western look with turquoise and silver jewelry, or go for a more bright and bohemian look with a yellow, floral headscarf and beach tote. 

Oversized T-Shirt Dress Light Grey Marl

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Missguided, $30

Everyone needs a grey t-shirt dress. This essential wardrobe item can go with any style. If you’re more of a grunge girl, wear clunky black sandals and a statement necklace. If you’re more of a preppy style, wear a gold watch, pearl earrings, and a gold pendant. This t-shirt dress also looks great with bright sneakers and beachy, messy hair. Because the dress can go with any style, you can wear it absolutely anywhere—that’s why it’s a wardrobe must-have!

Graphic Beaded T-Shirt Dress

formal t-shirt dress
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ASOS, $51

Instead of dressing up a more casual, neutral t-shirt dress, you can also find more formal t-shirt dresses. The best part about this style of formal dress is that it’s just as comfortable as a regular t-shirt dress, but much more comfortable than every other formal dress you will try on. We love how this pink pattern reminds us of coral, and we could totally see this piece with nude heels at a beachfront party.

Half Sleeve Round Neck Mini Straight Dress

grey t shirt dress
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Rotita, $14.38

As this comfy trend grows in popularity, and everyone reaches for heather grey and white t-shirt dresses, opt for something a little more unique like this darker, dusty grey. This rare color lends itself to classic gold jewelry and bright pink lipstick. The rolled up sleeves add more dimension to the boxy style, while also making the look even more laid-back and cool.