4 Easy To Wear (Read: Comfortable) Dress Trends + Great Shoppable Picks

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Here’s a hot debate: Are all dresses easy to wear? The whole single garment thing should point to yes, but it’s not that simple. I think for a dress to be easy to wear it needs to be at least two of the following: 1. Non constricting so you can move around, eat, and live your life unencumbered. 2. Patterned, colorful, OR structural so on its own it feels like a cute pulled-together outfit. 3. Bra-friendly or easy to wear without a bra. (At least for me, as a larger chested woman, I tend to want some shelf support whether it’s built into the dress or not). 4. Bonus points if it’s a fabric that doesn’t wrinkle easily (i.e. stay far away from linen unless you like the wrinkle look – which I actually DO but I think I am in the minority here). Is that too much to ask for?? Maybe. SO that is why the EHD team worked together to find these easy to wear, on trend dresses for Spring.

Trend #1: The Puff Sleeve

1. Women’s Plus Size Balloon Long Sleeve Dress | 2. Women’s Short Sleeve A-Line Dress | 3. The Meadow Dress | 4. The Pleated Ravine Dress | 5. Black V Neck Dress | 6. Linen-Blend Sophia Midi Dress | 7. Floral Puff Sleeve Dress | 8. Amber Cover-Up Midi Dress | 9. Flannel Lucie V-Neck Smocked Mini Dress

Emily Henderson is the queen of easy-to-wear dresses as you may know, and is no stranger to the puff sleeve. From Emily: “Remember last year when I bought that blue/white striped dress from The Great then proceeded to wear it (and continue to) 30-40 times in one summer/fall? Well, this (#4) is this year’s version. Delicate buttons show off that decolletage, while the puff sleeves distract from my “Covid 10″ if you know what I mean. And that floral is so pretty but not tooooo floral – just spring and summer enough to make me happy without making me feel like a little girl.”

Well, I am sold. I am also very drawn to #2 and #3 of course because I am still a fan of the prairie trend. I just want a dress that will make me feel like frolicking through a meadow. You know, normal stuff.

Trend #2: The Roomy Denim Dress

1. Voluminous Denim Mini Dress | 2. Tie-Belt Denim Dress | 3. Denim Babydoll Shirtdress | 4. Tie-Waist Shirtdress | 5. Time After Time Denim Dress | 6. Tie-Sleeve Button-Front Dress | 7. Ecru Denim Button-Up Dress| 8. Denim Dress | 9. Hannah Denim Mini Dress

You might not think denim and comfort are synonymous but these dresses might just change your mind. They are all roomy or have good amount of stretch so you won’t feel like you are wearing a denim straight jacket. I love the structured sleeve denim trend so I particularly love #1 and #6. #5 is also really catching my eye. Which one is your favorite?

Trend #3: The Maxi Floral

1. Floral-Print 3/4-Sleeve Tie-Neck Maxi Swing Dress | 2. Floral Puff-Sleeved Dress | 3. Cactus Flower Embroidered Cotton Dress | 4. Mixed Pineapple Garden Wrap Dress | 5. Ultraviolet Dress | 6. Elbow Length Sleeve Print Tiered Maxi Dress | 7. Embroidered V-Neck Maxi Dress | 8. Long-Sleeve Tiered Floral Midi Swing Dress | 9. White Spring Bananas Maxi Dress

(Miranda Priestly voice) Florals for spring? Groundbreaking. But seriously, if you are looking for a VERY easy-to-throw on-and-go dress that still looks cute and stylish, any of these picks will hit that mark. If you love pattern and bold color, #4 and #9 are great picks from one of our favorite brands Farm Rio (Caitlin is basically their spokesperson). #1, #5 and #8 are great examples of the micro floral trend and I am a fan.

Trend #4: The Transitional

1. Suelita Dress | 2. Women’s Balloon 3/4 Sleeve Eyelet Dress | 3. Eshal Plunge Neck Dress | 4. The Sage Dress | 5. Sadie Solid Maxi Dress | 6. All Day Long Midi T-Shirt Dress | 7. Jacquard-Weave Shirt Dress | 8. That’s Your Stripe Belted Dress | 9. Sundry Pull Sleeve Dress

A transitional dress is one you could wear in winter with layers or in spring with a light sweater if needed. They are simple but cute and the key with all of these picks is they are flowy and not restricting. I love #5 that has a button-front silhouette with pleating at top and a very cute pin stripe detail. I still love the shirt dress trend so #7 and #8 are great, too. Which is your favorite?

That is all from team EHD. Happy Saturday and happy shopping!

Opener Image Credit: Photo by Veronica Crawford | From: 51 Affordable Spring Dresses (& 1 Awesome Jumper I Couldn’t Resist)

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