33 Casual Spring Dresses So Comfy You’ll Want to Live in Them

Lindsey Lanquist
33 Casual Spring Dresses So Comfy You’ll Want to Live in Them
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Though the array of spring dresses on offer is seriously vast and varied, no genre captivates my attention quite like casual spring dresses. Sure, I love ruffles, and frills, and floral prints, and short hemlines as much as the next gal. But casual dress offer an immediate comfort I can’t help but crave during the calendar’s warmest months.

When it’s hot out, it’s hard to motivate yourself to do much of anything—except park your ass in the sun and soak up all the rays you can get your hands on (or rather, get on your body). Even getting dressed becomes something of a chore. (If it were socially acceptable to run around in bralettes and low-key undies all day, I probably would. That’s basically what swimsuits are anyway, right?) Each time I imagine myself emerging from my apartment, into the immense-yet-delightful heat and humidity of the outdoors, I’m inspired to seek out the most comfortable, breeziest, laziest ensemble possible. Something that’s flowy and breathable—and that, ideally, doesn’t require much effort to throw on.

Jumpsuits are great for this. Rompers can be, too. But nothing—nothing—compares to the coziness of a casual spring dress. Because it’s flexible enough to move around in. Versatile enough to take you anywhere. And genuinely easy to slip into and out of (which is a benefit jumpsuits and rompers—no matter how wonderful they are—can never really claim). Casual spring dresses are a lazy girl’s bread and butter once it’s warm out, and they’re worth stocking up on in spades. 

STYLECASTER | 41 Casual Spring Dresses So Comfy You'll Want to Live in Them

1. Day Off T-Shirt Midi Dress, $60 at Free People

A T-shirt dress that won’t leave you freezing on spring’s breeziest days.

STYLECASTER | 41 Casual Spring Dresses So Comfy You'll Want to Live in Them

2. Ribbed Knit T-Shirt Dress, $12.53 at Forever 21

Veritably going-out-worthy.

STYLECASTER | 41 Casual Spring Dresses So Comfy You'll Want to Live in Them

3. Dress with Front Print, $29.90 at Zara

Leave it to Zara to craft a T-shirt dress that doubles as a work of art.

STYLECASTER | 41 Casual Spring Dresses So Comfy You'll Want to Live in Them

4. Olsen Pullover, $108 at Free People

Basically a sweatshirt that doesn’t require pants.

STYLECASTER | 41 Casual Spring Dresses So Comfy You'll Want to Live in Them

5. Curved Hem Maxi Dress, $28 at Forever 21

Sexy enough for date night. Cozy enough for nap-time.

STYLECASTER | 41 Casual Spring Dresses So Comfy You'll Want to Live in Them

6. Pebble Beach Maxi T-Shirt Dress, $78 at Free People

A blank canvas for all your favorite spring jewelry.

STYLECASTER | 41 Casual Spring Dresses So Comfy You'll Want to Live in Them

7. Ribbed Maxi Dress, $17.90 at Forever 21

Perfect for travel, dinner, days at the park—and everything in between.

STYLECASTER | 41 Casual Spring Dresses So Comfy You'll Want to Live in Them

8. Alma Dress, $128 at Free People

A lightweight sweater dress sure to carry you through the winter-to-spring transition.

STYLECASTER | 41 Casual Spring Dresses So Comfy You'll Want to Live in Them

9. Tulum Maxi Dress, $163 at Anthropologie

I mean, maxis are an absolute necessity once it’s hot out—and they’re so versatile, they’re worth seriously stocking up on.

STYLECASTER | 41 Casual Spring Dresses So Comfy You'll Want to Live in Them

10. Smythson Baby Cord Shirtdress, $79.99 at French Connection

French Connection has a few seriously cute shirtdresses on offer this season—and this cinched-waist option is just the beginning.

STYLECASTER | 41 Casual Spring Dresses So Comfy You'll Want to Live in Them

11. Do or Tie-Dye Relaxed Dress, $18 at Nasty Gal

A particularly DIY take on 2019’s tie-dye trend.

STYLECASTER | 41 Casual Spring Dresses So Comfy You'll Want to Live in Them

12. Primrose Maxi Dress, $98 at Free People

A shirtdress that feels anything but structured.

STYLECASTER | 41 Casual Spring Dresses So Comfy You'll Want to Live in Them

13. Sandy Scallop Midi Sweater Dress, $49.99 at Urban Outfitters

Your favorite tank top is officially available in midi dress form.

STYLECASTER | 41 Casual Spring Dresses So Comfy You'll Want to Live in Them

14. Tie-Dye Tunic, $49.90 at Zara

A tunic you can actually wear as a dress—or pair with pants, if it’s chilly out.

STYLECASTER | 41 Casual Spring Dresses So Comfy You'll Want to Live in Them

15. Long Shot Midi Dress, $20 at Nasty Gal

Such a perfect color for spring.

STYLECASTER | 41 Casual Spring Dresses So Comfy You'll Want to Live in Them

16. Drop Hem Mini Dress, $16 at ASOS

A classic T-shirt dress with a little 2019 flair.

STYLECASTER | 41 Casual Spring Dresses So Comfy You'll Want to Live in Them

17. Soft-Touch Belted Maxi Dress, $45 at ASOS

A go-to dress for travel, beach trips and day-to-day wear. (Seriously, how do I not already own this?!)

STYLECASTER | 41 Casual Spring Dresses So Comfy You'll Want to Live in Them

18. Caspia Baby Cord Shirtdress, $89.99 at French Connection

Yet another truly adorable French Connection shirtdress.

STYLECASTER | 41 Casual Spring Dresses So Comfy You'll Want to Live in Them

19. Textured Weave Dress, $89.90 at Zara

Crochet is back in a big way in 2019, and this dress is one of the coziest ways to get in on the movement.

STYLECASTER | 41 Casual Spring Dresses So Comfy You'll Want to Live in Them

20. Plunge Trapeze Maxi Dress, $35 at ASOS

Ultimate breezy status, achieved.

STYLECASTER | 41 Casual Spring Dresses So Comfy You'll Want to Live in Them

21. Moon Walkin’ Maxi Dress, $98 at Free People

Basically a cozy AF night gown that’s socially acceptable to wear on the daily.

STYLECASTER | 41 Casual Spring Dresses So Comfy You'll Want to Live in Them

22. Teigen Striped Knotted Maxi Dress, $43 at Lulus

A maxi so comfy you’ll want to wear it 24/7—and so versatile you probably actually could.

STYLECASTER | 41 Casual Spring Dresses So Comfy You'll Want to Live in Them

23. Camilla Shirtdress, $70 at Free People

An understatedly sexy shirtdress—and undoubtedly the lowest-key cute thing to wear to the bar this season.

STYLECASTER | 41 Casual Spring Dresses So Comfy You'll Want to Live in Them

24. Joss Kimono-Sleeve Mini Dress, $39 at Lulus

A T-shirt dress that feels more like a date night dress, if you ask me.

STYLECASTER | 41 Casual Spring Dresses So Comfy You'll Want to Live in Them

25. Out from Under Mara Smocked Slip, $49 at Urban Outfitters

More smocked dress action, because you can always use a few more smocked pieces.

STYLECASTER | 41 Casual Spring Dresses So Comfy You'll Want to Live in Them

26. Feels Like Summer Maxi Top, $168 at Free People

The shirtdress at its most lounge-worthy.

STYLECASTER | 41 Casual Spring Dresses So Comfy You'll Want to Live in Them

27. Frill-Waist Mini Smock Dress, $18 at ASOS

A shift dress that doesn’t feel too simple or too understated.

STYLECASTER | 41 Casual Spring Dresses So Comfy You'll Want to Live in Them

28. Castaway Midi Dress, $78 at Free People

Your ultimate travel must-have.

STYLECASTER | 41 Casual Spring Dresses So Comfy You'll Want to Live in Them

29. NYTT Swing Maxi Tank Dress, $52 at ASOS

Because T-shirts aren’t the only tops that can be rendered in maxi dress form.

STYLECASTER | 41 Casual Spring Dresses So Comfy You'll Want to Live in Them

30. No Sweat Sweatshirt Dress, $15 at Nasty Gal

Because that one oversized T-shirt you own definitely doesn’t count as a dress.

STYLECASTER | 41 Casual Spring Dresses So Comfy You'll Want to Live in Them

31. About Us Sydney Tie-Front Dress, $68 at Revolve

Comfort and form-fitting flair are far from mutually exclusive.

STYLECASTER | 41 Casual Spring Dresses So Comfy You'll Want to Live in Them

32. Bali Wildfire Dress, $168 at Free People

Can’t you just see yourself frolicking around in this one?

STYLECASTER | 41 Casual Spring Dresses So Comfy You'll Want to Live in Them

33. Rainbow Striped Mini Sweater Dress, $29 at Urban Outfitters

Your favorite cami got the dress treatment, too.

 

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