A Shirt Dress For Every Summer Occasion

Wait…we need to wear pants again? Not on our watch! If you too are Team No-Pants Summer, then you’ll love these t-shirt dresses combining simplicity and comfort. The sustainable and ethical brands below offer shirt dresses for all body types and occasions—from beach-bound days to in-office events! 👚👗

For more of our favorite seasonal styles, check out our summer capsule wardrobe.

1. Halie T-Shirt Dress | Universal Standard

We love this versatile t-shirt dress from Universal Standard, available in four colors and a dozen sizes (4XS to 4XL). It’s perfect for layering and seasonal transitions. Did we mention it has pockets?

Shop | $75

2. CÉLIA Dress | Sézane

For a slightly oversized look, we love the Célia shirt dress. It’s ethically designed with all natural fabrics and gorgeous buttons down the front. It’s even shipped in recycled packaging. Go effortlessly from the office to happy hours to the beach.

Shop | $195

3. Gemina Dress | Faherty

A t-shirt dress that can do it all? Check out family-run sustainable brand Faherty! The Gemina is made of 100 percent linen and then detailed with light shell buttons, a feminine pintuck, and pockets—what more could we ask for when it comes to sustainable summer style? Available in XXS through XXL and in five prints.

Shop | $168

4. Rae Line Dress | Jungmaven

Jungmaven offers its Rae Line Dress in more than a dozen colors, from clay green to Himalayan rhubarb to terracotta. It’s the casual t-shirt dress you can pair with a belt, wear to sleep, or throw on for errands. Jungmaven uses hemp and organic cotton for its sustainable fits. Sizes from XS through XL.

Shop | $75

5. Silk Shirt Dress | Quince

Quince partners with ethical factories around the world to create premium goods at affordable prices, including this capsule wardrobe favorite. Not only is this shirt dress sewn with Mulberry silk and a stretchy finish, but it’s also machine washable! Pick from three rich colors, and dress it up or down with a removable silk tie belt.

Shop | $74.90

6. 3/4 Sleeve Classic Dress | Lemuel MC

Lemuel’s artisan-made clothes are made-to-order in London, using 100 percent linen that gets softer with every wear. This ¾ sleeve dress is our go-to for hot summer style, with its dropped shoulders, side pockets, and bold blue color. Then pair it with tights for fall and winter! Lemuel offers free UK shipping on all orders and free worldwide delivery on orders over £200.

Shop | £190

7. T-Shirt Dress | Rapanui

Rapanui is a UK brand prioritizing natural materials, renewable energy, plastic-free packaging—and affordability. This super-soft t-shirt dress is ethically made from organic cotton. While we love the jewel tones, we’re picking this up in the staple black colorway to match everything in our closets.

Shop | £20

8. T-Shirt Slit Dress | Kotn

Maxi-style t-shirt dresses—sign us up. Similar to Kotn’s best-selling plush tees, this T-Shirt Dress uses OEKO-TEX certified Egyptian cotton for that summer silhouette we love. Form meets function here, too, with roomy pockets, vented seams, and a flirty slit. Available in XS through XXL.

Shop | $60

9. Mika T-Shirt Dress | 337 Brand

This NYC brand offers an entire line of shirt dresses that we adore, made from OEKO-TEX and GOTS certified organic cotton and bamboo rayon. These textured pieces are beautiful, breezy, and, best of all, perfect for summer lounging. 337 Brand currently delivers to the USA and Canada, with free shipping and returns on American orders.

Shop | $59–$68

10. Lounge Dress | Kytebaby

For expecting or nursing mamas, look no further than Kytebaby’s Lounge Dress collection. These soft and silky dresses are made almost entirely out of bamboo rayon, with adjustable sleeves and slits for shortening as needed—it gets hot out there sometimes! Sizing ranges from XS through XXL (US 20).

Shop | $70

11. Esperanza Drape Dress | No Nasties

No Nasties is a fair trade fashion line out of Goa, India, that mostly employs women. Like all No Nasties pieces, this drape dress is sewn with 100 percent certified organic cotton, and the slanted style is unique yet universally beautiful.

Shop | $92

12. Convertible Shirt Dress | VETTA

Get a shirt and a dress, thanks to VETTA! This convertible and conscious piece can be worn as a tunic, cropped shirt, or dress, making it an essential part of our wardrobe. The fabric includes organic cotton and recycled polyester, and it’s sewn together in a family-run factory. See how it looks on multiple body sizes here!

Shop | $129

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