How to Style a T-Shirt Dress

Why The T-shirt Dress Will Be Your New Fall Go-To

By: Toria Carter

MARRISA WILSON NY FW19 T-SHIRT DRESS SKETCH

MARRISA WILSON NY FW19 T-SHIRT DRESS SKETCH

Picture this— You wake up around 10 a.m. on a Saturday to a string of messages from the girls inviting you to a super last minute brunch at one of your favorite spots. Once you add up the time for a quick shower, your hair and makeup routine, and the commute, you realize you have a solid five minutes to pick out an outfit for the occasion. You could do a basic jean/t-shirt combo with a few staple accessories but you know the girls are expecting a bit more. Your romper with the cut-outs is a crowd favorite but —oh wait— you wore that last week, plus laundry day isn’t until tomorrow. It’s times like these where the quintessential t-shirt dress would fit perfectly into your wardrobe. Not only is the quick and minimalistic trend a lazy girl’s easiest cop-out, but (with proper styling) it can also double as a chic and modern ensemble to sport at almost any casual event. 

Similarly to our post on jumpsuits, the t-shirt dress is yet another all-in-one garment that looks great on pretty much everyone. Surprisingly, the only thing more simple than throwing it on is the actual purchase! When searching for the right dress for you, your thought process should consist solely of whether the garment is long enough to keep you covered and which color you prefer. That’s it! In addition to its infinite benefits and stylistic appeals, you can’t forget the ultimate advantage of wearing a giant t-shirt out of the house — the comfort. It’s almost as if you never left bed.

DAYTIME LOOKS

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 A pop of color in the shoe is a great way to make this super simple piece a bit more interesting.

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For a super ‘under the radar’ look, pair your ensemble with knee high boots and a baseball cap. 

NIGHTTIME LOOKS

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Styling can be as simple as slipping into some cute heels and grabbing your favorite clutch. Don’t overthink it!

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When bringing this outfit into the night, you can always convey the vibe you want through your hair and makeup. And we’ve got you covered this season. This Fall, we will be introducing the Ali T-Shirt Dress as a part of our new Essentials capsule (pictured above in a behind-the-scenes capture from our campaign shoot). Stay tuned for the launch of the MARRISA WILSON NY FALL 2019 CAPSULE COLLECTION so you can start experimenting with this Fall trend!