Style + Fantastic Finds

The Find: The T-shirt Dress You Need

Occasionally I post an item to this blog and then find myself thinking about it for days.  Do I really need it?  How often will I wear it?  Will it sell out while I think about it?  Should I wait for a sale?

This Tie Side T-Shirt Dress from Boden is such a dress.

Chic enough for a casual Friday but relaxed enough for a day at the park, it was a must purchase.  In two colors.  Because, of course, I needed both the black and the red.

The other great thing about this dress is that the side tie and the accompanying ruching will flatter those of us who have a thicker middle section.  A little definition in the waist never hurt anyone.  And I’m always happy to see a sleeve, more summer dresses should have them.

If you have other great casual dresses you’ve spotted, leave them in the comments.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    This dress looks great. Three questions (since you have held one in your hands and I can’t tell the answers from the images or description):

    1. Is there a seam between the top half of the dress and the bottom half of the dress on the back? Asking because I need a dress without such a seam.

    2. Is it pull on over the head?

    3. How poofy are the princess shoulders? Would it look weird on Zoom for office meetings?


    March 22, 2023/Reply
    • C says:

      I just bought this dress and wore it to work yesterday – I got so many compliments on it. It’s a great, versatile dress.

      1 – I don’t think so, but I don’t remember perfectly.
      2 – Yes, pull over
      3 – Just a slight poof – I actually think it’s the perfect amount of poof for zoom because that helps it look like it isn’t just a basic tshirt.

      March 23, 2023/Reply
  2. Judy says:

    I am grateful for your insight after buying this dress as I am surprised by some of the terrible reviews compared to what you have stated.

    March 22, 2023/Reply
    • Judy says:

      I guess I should clarify – have you purchased and worn this dress yet?

      March 22, 2023/Reply
      • Belle says:

        I have ordered, it has not arrived.

        March 23, 2023/Reply