Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Spring Trend: T-Shirt Dressing

T-shirts are the epitome of casual dressing. Just the word conjures up memories of your favorite comfy cotton staple, that perfectly worn-in piece that you throw on when you just want to feel cozy and safe, almost like a security blanket.

This spring, the t-shirt takes a chic new turn as a dress. T-shirt dresses are a great take on summer layering, making them the perfect complement to leggings. As long as the hem is not too short, these pieces can be a great way to show off legs or add an interesting new proportion to your wardrobe. Its also an amazing way to beat the heat with the cool cotton and jersey material that skims the body without clinging.

Depending on the shape, this piece can be quite flattering too. If you want to emphasise your waist, cinch it with a cute skinny belt. For a little extra volume, pick a style with a slight bubble hem. For height and boho glamour, pair it with a chunky pair of wooden platforms and a heavy necklace.

Your favorite old standby t-shirt just might get a little jealous.

Marc Jacobs Spring 2007 runway photo courtesy of