When heat and humidity strike, the breezier the outfit, the better—especially for those of us residing in a concrete jungle, where the heat basically radiates off every surface. And although in some cases it is possible to wear shorts to work and still look sophisticated, not all of us work in an industry where abbreviated pants are an option.
Enter the t-shirt dress: your easy summertime go-to that’s all but sweatproof! It’s got the same swingy silhouette as a classic shift, but is typically made from a breathable fabric like cotton or jersey. It’s easy to dress one up, too—throw on a sleeveless jacket, some heeled sandals and a glittery necklace and you’re set for a night out! And if you’re not feeling the shapeless nature of the t-shirt silhouette, simply use a skinny belt to define your waist.
Click through the slideshow above to shop 50 effortless t-shirt dresses, all for under $50!