Spring fashion can be a little unpredictable, because the weather can be a lot unpredictable. One week you're wearing cutoff shorts, and the next week (or even day) you're back to bundling up in the puffer jacket you thought you'd put away for at least 8 months. It's enough to give you wardrobe whiplash. That's why versatile closet pieces are a must. Namely, dresses you can wear with or without a jacket — one staple, so may options.
While they may not seem particularly transitional, there are endless ways to style a dress for any occasion and any temperature. Let the dress shine on its own or with a distressed denim vest for warmer temps, and layer it up when it's cold AF (or even just a little chillier than you'd like it to be outside). Cool bombers and leather jackets are great options, or throw the dress over a long-sleeved tee. Oh, and fleece-lined tights are pretty much the greatest innovation in fashion since DVF's wrap dress. Just sayin'.
Stock up with one (or more) of these 11 spring-friendly dresses for any style. With so many ways and places to wear them, they might end up in your rotation all year long.
1. Target Navy Mixed-Print Sleeveless Dress
The complementary prints on this dress give you full permission to keep the rest of the look simple. The tie neck adds a trendy touch.
2. Rebdolls Breaking News Midi Dress
This bodycon dress would look fabulous with a moto jacket (even if it's warm enough to wear without).
3. Lou & Grey Tie Dye Sweatshirt Dress
If you haven't had your life changed by Lou & Grey yet, get ready. Everything is practically comfy enough to sleep in, including this tie-dye detail dress.
4. Lovedrobe Luxe All Over Embellished Shift Dress
Spring wedding on tap (or just a fun cocktail party)? Enlist this pretty embellished dress.
5. BDG Classic Hoodie Sweatshirt Dress
It's a hoodie. It's a dress. It's everything you ever dreamed you could wear to brunch year round. Throw on your favorite sneakers or boots and tights.
6. Simply Be Cold Shoulder Spot Dress
The cold shoulder and flowy design make this dress cool enough for warmer temps, while you can still layer it for colder days.
7. Lush V-Neck Tee Dress
This comfy tee shirt dress just might become your favorite staple all year long.
8. Athleta Candid Shirt Dress
Transition into spring with this denim dress (it's a little too easy to reach for it every day).
9. 1. STATE Long Sleeve Tie Neck Shift Dress
This chic black dress features grown-up florals for a subtly spring look.
10. Universal Standard Geneva Dress
This simple but unique cotton dress is easy like a Sunday morning.
11. Lulu's Rusty Rose Swing Dress
If you can't get enough of the front cutout design, this dress is a no-brainer to add to your collection. The muted color is perfect for late winter or spring.