Depending on where you live, spring temperatures can differ greatly. Here in the Pacific Northwest it is still pretty chilly most days (high 40’s to mid 50’s). While I am ecstatic to shed my big winter coat and snow boots, it’s not quite time for tank dresses or shorts.

This Tobi shirt dress has been a great transition piece for my spring wardrobe. I am wearing it with tights and booties, but as the weather warms up I will probably ditch the tights and reach for some cute espadrilles or black flats to complete the look.

I’m not going to lie; shirt dresses can be tricky. I got lucky with this one. I love how billowy it is without looking like a tent. Also, I love the length. As a mom, I don’t really do short skirts/dresses anymore. This is a great look for a sunny weekend brunch and afternoon window shopping in Seattle or even a long overdue date night with hubby.

Sadly, this fine looking dress is sold out! Here are some other spring dresses with sleeves that I would totally wear. I did some shopping over the weekend and tried on all my picks for you (minus the Target one) so you can see what they look like on a real person!

1) Sanctuary Lace Trim Shift Dress via Nordstrom ($119) – I felt like an eloping boho bride in this dress. All I needed was a flower crown. It was a cute dress, but definitely see-through (if you look close enough you can see my neon pink underwear). I’m wearing a size S. Also, I tried on an Old Navy look alike (see #3) that was much cheaper and had a slip underneath!

2) J.Crew Flutter Sleeve Shift Dress in Eyelet Black ($118) – I LOVED this dress! The quality was great. I loved the bell sleeves which are so “in” right now. I am wearing a size 4 here. I am usually a 2 in J.Crew, but felt like the 4 fit me perfectly. It’s currently 30% off!

3) Target Women’s Lace V Neckline Empire Short Sleeve Dress ($30) – I really love this dress for spring/summer and am hoping it goes on sale at some point!

3) Old Navy Tiered Lace-Trim Swing Dress in White ($40) – This was another favorite even though it didn’t photograph very well. I could easily wear this to Mother’s Day tea at my daughter’s school with a denim jacket or even to the beach with sandals! I’m wearing a size S. The price was great and ON always has sales. 

4) Old Navy Tiered Lace-Trim Swing Dress in Dark Red ($40) – I loved this mahogany color as well. In fact, I loved it more online than the white one. In person, it felt more “fall” to me as opposed to “spring”, but I still liked the dress and would recommend it. This is a size S.

5) Old Navy Patterned Boho Swing Dress ($40) – This boho swing dress surprised me. It is easy to wear and seems like a very versatile piece for any closet. I would wear this out with one of my many olive green jackets and sandals (no, not my Converse). I am wearing this dress in a size S.

Anyone else have a favorite dress this season? 

thelessthandomesticgoddess

25 Comments

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    Emily Fata

    March 27, 2017

    Oh, my! These dresses are so cute! Definitely similar to my spring style, as well. πŸ™‚

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      thelessthandomesticgoddess

      March 27, 2017

      Thank you, Emily! I love spring clothes! xo

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    Dara @ Not In Jersey

    March 27, 2017

    These are really cute, although I prefer my dresses a bit longer – at least to the knee!

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      thelessthandomesticgoddess

      March 27, 2017

      Maxi dresses and skirts are great for a more covered look. I'll probably do a post on my favorite maxis soon. It's funny you mention to the knee, because I usually keep my thighs covered, too!! xo

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    Because I Said So Baby

    March 27, 2017

    Love these effortless boho looks!

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      thelessthandomesticgoddess

      March 27, 2017

      Thank you so much! xo

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    Lauren Sheriff

    March 27, 2017

    LOVE the J Crew Flutter sleeve dress! It's the perfect LBD for Spring!

    Lauren
    http://www.basicbabelauren.com

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      thelessthandomesticgoddess

      March 29, 2017

      Thank you, Lauren! I looove that dress, too! xo

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    Angela J. Kim

    March 27, 2017

    I love these shirt dresses for spring. comfortable, flowy and feminine! You look great!

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      thelessthandomesticgoddess

      March 29, 2017

      Thank you, Angela!! xo

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    JeeYoung W

    March 28, 2017

    You do boho chicccc soooo welll. Beautiful my friend. <3 Love all of the tops/dresses!

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      thelessthandomesticgoddess

      March 29, 2017

      Thank you, JeeYoung! Lots of love to you, mama. xo

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    The How-to Guru

    March 28, 2017

    These are my kind of outfits. COMFORTABLE & trendy! I love the white one especially!

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      thelessthandomesticgoddess

      March 29, 2017

      Thank you! I am all about comfort! xo

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    Erin Ruoff

    March 28, 2017

    Totally my spring style, too!

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      thelessthandomesticgoddess

      March 29, 2017

      Yay!! Thank you, Erin! xo

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    Mwarianesu Mutsaka

    March 28, 2017

    Definitely love the shirt dress look. Been thinking of doing a look like this one and Im sold!

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      thelessthandomesticgoddess

      March 29, 2017

      Thank you! I can't wait to see what you put together!! xo

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    Latasha Antoinette

    March 28, 2017

    I love love love your outfit. SO pretty!

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      thelessthandomesticgoddess

      March 29, 2017

      Thank you, Latasha! xo

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    Jessica Wagner

    March 28, 2017

    These are all so cute!! You look amazing in all of them! I need a nice easy casual dress for everyday! Totally drawing inspo from this post! XO

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      thelessthandomesticgoddess

      March 29, 2017

      Yay! Thank you so much, Jessica!! xo

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    Lisa Marie Benavidez

    March 28, 2017

    So pretty! I love the white one!!

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      thelessthandomesticgoddess

      March 29, 2017

      Thank you, Lisa Marie!! xo

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    Shannon

    March 29, 2017

    I want all of these! They're all so cute!

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