This Dress Flatters Almost Universally: 5 Picks to Wear Right Now

Collage of three tie-front dresses

Does it suddenly seem like you’re seeing tie-front dresses everywhere you turn? It’s not your imagination. This trendy look is more than just a ‘gram MVP, though. It also happens to be a highly versatile, utterly wearable piece that anyone can pull off. That’s the beauty of the tie-front — it’s a contender for everyone’s closet. Want to get in on the look? Here are a few options to consider.

5 Tie-Front Dresses We Love

Boden Tie Waist Shirt Dress, $65

Dark blue tie-front dress

A midi-length dress is such a classic, practical addition to any wardrobe. This one is especially timeless thanks to its clean lines and timeless details. It features double pockets, a button-down front, and a self-tie belt that allows you to cinch it taut to create the most flattering silhouette.

LOFT Garden Tie Waist Flounce Dress, $54.50

Loft floral tie-front dress

Despite the fact that autumn is on the horizon, that’s no reason to retire your favorite sunny hues. This pretty dress incorporates a brilliant shade of yellow with tumbling blossoms. A lithe belt at the waist and a cute flounce at the skirt give it flirty finishing touches, making it ideal for anything from Sunday brunch to date night.

Old Navy Chambray Flutter-Sleeve Tie-Belt Shirt Dress, $39.99

Old Navy chambray tie front dress

Nothing says Americana-chic like chambray. This comfortable dress has it made, giving your wardrobe a distinctly casual yet highly noticeable boost. You can wear it with a fedora, a colorful scarf, and a pair of wedges for an easy everyday look. Or, slip into espadrilles and add some colorful contrasting jewelry for a twist on everyday simplicity.

J. Crew Factory Mercantile Drapey Tie-Front Dress, $39.99

J Crew patterned tie-front dress

From work to after hours, this patterned dress will handle your busy schedule in style. It’s simple, yet well designed with little details that set it apart from the rest. The ivory floral print on black is sharp yet elegant, and it can be worn in surprisingly myriad ways. Toss on a denim jacket and flats on a low-key day, or wear it with low-profile pumps at the office.

Melloday Floral Tie-Front Dress, $34.97

Long, floral tie-front dress

Maxi dresses will forever hold a place in the annals of women’s fashion, but there’s always room for a style that puts a fresh spin on a time-honored favorite. Enter this dress, which combines the length of your treasured maxis with the complexity of intricate details, including the knot front and the generously draped front panel. 

Tanya

Tanya is a seasoned journalist based in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. Specializing in fashion, beauty, and travel, she loves to explore new places, read as much as possible, and scour the web for fabulous finds — all in the name of research, of course.