And I’m still drinking my iced coffee, as you can see…
T-shirt dresses can be tricky. They’re often fairly shapeless, and they can be too short if you’re not careful. I’ve bought many over the years that I didn’t up wearing because I felt like they didn’t flatter my figure, and they were too short for my comfort level.
Not so with this waist-defined midi dress. The longer length offers plenty of coverage so you can move around comfortably without giving anyone a peep show, and the elasticized waistband defines the waist for a flattering shape.
Another nice thing about an elasticized waistband is you can set it where you want it for optimal proportions. I could have worn mine a little lower than it’s showing in these pictures.
I changed in the car and used a store window as my mirror, so I couldn’t see it very well. It felt comfortable like this because I have a very high natural waist, but in the future, I’ll place it a bit lower for a better balance.
Another option would be to add a belt — something like this elastic rattan belt would be a nice way to break up the look and add interest.
I like that the crew neck isn’t super high or tight, but it provides plenty of modesty for anyone concerned about that.
I love this fresh blue and white tie-dye pattern for spring and summer, and this dress also comes in a pink/white option. The fabric is a mid-weight 100% cotton, so it might shrink a bit. I plan to hang mine to dry and give it a quick steam to keep it looking fresh and wrinkle-free.
Because of the longer length, I didn’t want to risk cutting off the line of the leg with sneakers, so I wore these trendy platform slides.
The white coordinates with the dress and also keeps a low contrast against my skin, which helps elongate the leg and keep a cohesive look.
And my sunglasses are the finishing touch to this casual spring midi-dress outfit!
I carried that straw tote from Nordstrom again because it’s both casual and summery, and the shades of brown create a pleasing contrast against the cool, crisp blue and white print. It sold out, but Banana has a similar one, or there are lots of options on Amazon.
Isn’t this the perfect casual vacation look? This dress, sandals, and tote are all going straight into my suitcase for our Florida trip next month!
Be sure to visit Cyndi Spivey and see the spring look she’s styling today!
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photos: Alison Cornell