Style Your Comfiest T-Shirt Dress For Date Night

Sharing tips on how to style your comfiest t-shirt dress for your next summer date night!

Louella Reese Navy T-Shirt Dress under $10 // How to Dress Up a T-Shirt Dress

photos by jnelly photography // location: Chateau Elan Winery & Resort 

dress // bandana {last seen here} // handbag {old, similar} // wedges {under $60} // c/o earrings {last seen here} // cuff // sunglasses 

A couple of weeks ago I attended an event at Concord Mills right outside of Charlotte. After the event a couple of other bloggers and myself headed into H&M. It had truly been years since I had been into an H&M store. Mainly due to the fact that Charlotte had been behind the curve for so long with no H&M locations. We now have two though! Anyways, during that trip I picked up some of my new favorite pieces {and now remembered why I had loved H&M so much}, including this t-shirt dress

I have since worn the t-shirt dress six times. You could say I’m a fan of the item. Truly the dress is beyond comfortable and I’ve found myself styling it for all occasions {running errands, date night, weekend living, lounging around the house}. To be honest though, the item could only be worn as a dress if you’re 5’4” and under. Otherwise, it could be worn as a tunic. 

Louella Reese Navy T-Shirt Dress under $10 // How to Dress Up a T-Shirt Dress

Louella Reese Navy T-Shirt Dress under $10 // How to Dress Up a T-Shirt Dress

Louella Reese Navy T-Shirt Dress under $10 // How to Dress Up a T-Shirt Dress

Louella Reese Navy T-Shirt Dress under $10 // How to Dress Up a T-Shirt Dress

Louella Reese Navy T-Shirt Dress under $10 // How to Dress Up a T-Shirt Dress

Louella Reese Navy T-Shirt Dress under $10 // How to Dress Up a T-Shirt Dress

dress // bandana {last seen here} // handbag {old, similar} // wedges {under $60} // c/o earrings {last seen here} // cuff // sunglasses

While visiting Chateau Elan last month {can you believe it’s June now?} I styled the t-shirt dress for dinner + wine. The temps were up and I was looking for something comfy + breezy. This t-shirt dress was the answer! 

A couple of tips for styling your comfiest {and favorite} t-shirt dress for dinner and/or date night: 

Pair the dress with wedges – Wedges instantly elongate your legs and dress up your look! Exactly what you want for dinner and/or date night. I almost always opt for wedges in a neutral color to help elongate my legs even more and allow my dress + accessories to take center stage. 

Carry a clutch – Clutches were made for evening and/or dressed up events. Don’t you agree? Similar to wedges, they almost always dress up your look. Fun fact: the one I’m carrying in this post was actually my grandmothers. I say have fun with your clutch. Go for one with a pattern or brighter hue. If it’s solid make sure it has some detailing. 

Wear one piece of statement jewelry – A MUST! A piece of statement jewelry will instantly make you more date night ready. Don’t go over board though, stick to one item. Otherwise, you’ll look like you’re trying too hard! Especially when wearing a t-shirt dress. I went with statement earrings BUT a necklace would look amazing with this dress too. 

Add a fun accessory – As you can see, I went with a bandana around my neck. Lately, I am all about this trend. I’m also all about this bandana {as you can see here}. The addition of the bandana is a little unexpected and brings a spunky feel to the look. Play around with your fun accessory. Maybe add a headband, bow hair tie,  sunglasses that have some serious detail, or a  silk neck tie scarf

P.S. be sure to come back tomorrow, I’ll be hosting my first ever blog sale! Aka lots of items for sale that have been featured here on the blog at a serious discount! 


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  1. Seriously this dress looks so comfy!! I love it paired with the lighter shades of blue!

    Posted 6.1.17 Reply
  2. Lauren wrote:

    I LOVEEEE Chateau Elan! And this look is perfect for the vineyards 🙂


    Posted 6.1.17 Reply
  3. Ashley DTKAustin wrote:

    That dress looks extremely comfy!! I’m loving all of the blue!!

    Posted 6.1.17 Reply
  4. Taylor wrote:

    I really love the color and look of your bandana it’s my favorite shade of blue, and it looks really great with your dress!


    Posted 6.1.17 Reply
  5. Brittany wrote:

    Tshirt dresses are seriously the best! This one is perfect and I love it with the wedges! You look adorable!

    Brittany 🙂

    Posted 6.1.17 Reply
  6. Morgan wrote:

    Really getting your money’s worth with this dress!! It’s so versatile!

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    Posted 6.1.17 Reply
  7. aren’t you adorable!!! I love the neck scarf!

    Posted 6.1.17 Reply
  8. Ashley wrote:

    You are the cutest!!! What a perfect date night look. Nothing beats a t-shirt dress!

    Posted 6.1.17 Reply
  9. Kayleigh wrote:

    I love how you added that scarf!

    Posted 6.1.17 Reply
  10. Ohh, I always love dressing up a tee for anything and everything! This is great.

    Posted 6.2.17 Reply
  11. Alessia wrote:

    This look is perfect, I love the colors and the accessories are so pretty!!
    xo Alessia

    Posted 6.2.17 Reply
  12. Stephanie wrote:

    i’ve never seen anyone dress up a tee dress so perfectly! i love the accessories you paired with it. you made it totally brilliant for a date night or girl’s night out with just a few simple touches! love!

    Posted 6.2.17 Reply
  13. angelle Marix wrote:

    Love that dress and scarf.. blue looks great on you!!!! Such a pretty, summer look!!


    Posted 6.4.17 Reply
  14. Nina wrote:

    This dress is so cute styled with the scarf and I love all the shades of blue

    xx Nina

    Posted 6.4.17 Reply
  15. sara wrote:

    lovely shades of blue!

    Posted 6.7.17 Reply