T-Shirt dresses, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways.
We love thee for your structure.
If we’re having a day where we don’t feel like highlighting any part of our bodies, and all we really want to do is crawl into a potato sack before we face the outside world, now we’re able to do both. T-Shirt dress, you are a glorified potato sack – a long, loose piece of clothing but with a fun color or pocket or graphic. You make us feel like our best selves, by hiding most of ourselves. You are a haven when we want to dress up, but also don’t feel like wearing anything but a t-shirt.
We love thee for the ease in which we can put you on.
When we are running late to an interview, or a friend’s birthday party, or a date (ideally), you are there for us. Hanging in our closets so unassumingly, you watch us rake through every other dress and skirt combination, until we settle on you. You smile knowingly, as we pull you on. It doesn’t matter that our hair’s askew and our makeup’s non-existent, with this simple T-Shirt dress, we’ve pulled an outfit together in under five minutes. You are also so easy to take off, which is good for those hypothetical-but-definitely-gonna-happen dates.
We love thee for the casual vibes we give off when we’re wearing you.
We may have had a very public meltdown at work yesterday, but today we’ve strolled in with a T-Shirt dress and all is forgotten. We feel cool, calm, and collected. After all, you are mostly an oversize T-Shirt, a form of clothing that makes us feel comfortable with ourselves. You remind us of when we were younger and would wear our Dad’s shirts, before homework, and jobs, and the stress of relationships, and coffee-addictions. Life was simpler, then. You remind us of a simpler time, a time when we all just wore t-shirts.