Saturday Style 11 | Little Black Midi T-Shirt Dress

You know that feeling that you get when you’re out shopping and you spot a piece of clothing or an accessory that you don’t even think twice about before picking it up and walking straight to checkout? That’s exactly how I felt with this simple black dress.


Little Black Midi T-Shirt Dress

I picked it up off the rack, didn’t try it on (I opted for a small, so I really was taking a gamble and hoping for the best), and threw it on right when I got home only to confirm all the positive vibes that were floating around it in the store.

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The material alone is why I know I will be wearing this dress all summer long . It’s buttery soft and flattering in all the right places – basically like throwing on your favorite pair of jeans and a tee. I’m also a huge fan of midi-length dresses. While I wouldn’t exactly consider myself tall (I’m 5’8″), I do have a long torso and I’m a bit self-conscious about my legs, so I’m happy to wear dresses that still show a little something but not too much. I also welcome the short sleeves to hide my upper arms and keep a classic silhouette for any occasion.

Little Black Midi T-Shirt Dress

Little Black Midi T-Shirt Dress

Like all black dresses, this one is going to be a complete workhorse in my wardrobe. I love that I can throw on a pair of espadrilles and a jean jacket for a casual weekend outing, but I also can’t wait to dress this piece up a bit with heels or wedges and statement jewelry for date night. The possibilities are endless!

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dress (similar) | denim jacket | purse (similar) | espadrilles | necklace via Rocksbox (get a month free with code msinthemidwestxoxo at checkout)

In other news, how was your weekend? We made some progress on painting the windows in the kitchen – it still seems like our kitchen renovation is far away, but now that May has arrived it will be here before we know it! I also made significant progress on my Gilmore Girls marathon – I haven’t seen the show from the beginning in a long time, so it’s fun to re-watch all the episodes and fall in love with the characters all over again. Plus, it helps pass the time while painting!

How was your weekend? Are you a fan of black dresses? How do you style yours?

Linking up with Biana & Meghan


  • Such a perfect outfit! That dress is so perfect and love it with the espadrilles! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  • Biana Perez

    I love the length of the dress and with that white purse for summer is perfect! xo, biana –BlovedBoston

  • I pinned that side view with the dress and purse… gorgeous love it!!!! Yes girl I have about 10 black dresses and I would still buy more, they just work for everything.

  • I love the look with the jean jacket! I feel like that would still be comfy enough to wear on the weekends, but still look put together.

    • Absolutely! I might do a post in the future of a few different ways to style it, I seriously think it’s so versatile.

  • LOVE this look. t-shirt dresses are the easiest thing to wear, and now I want to get a new statement necklace to wear because it looks so good how you styled it!

    • Thanks, lady! I normally would’ve worn a longer tassel or lariat-type necklace with this, but I couldn’t resist the colors of that necklace – so pretty!

  • This dress is PERFECT on you!!! I love it. Love how you styled it too. That necklace is pretty and love that lip color on you. It also reminds me me of this black dress that I have seriously had since freshman year of college from Old Navy. It is super comfy and I love dressing it up or down. Thanks for sharing and YAY for May being here!! 🙂

    • You’re so sweet, thank you! Always nice to find an ultra comfy and flattering piece for the warmer months.

  • Debra Stachelski

    Love this dress on you, it looks so comfortable! You show that such a simple piece can be styled to look fabulous. Beautiful makeup too!

  • Emily Dunham

    Love your dress! So versatile and classic!!

  • Love how cozy-chic this dress is, perfect for spring and summer <3

    Green Fashionista

  • Cute outfit! Love that bag!

  • The ultimate versatile dress! Love that bag!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • This is the cutest! I love the midi-length!

    Southern Style

  • I love it! So versatile!

  • Love that little black dress, and that’s awesome that you were able to grab it right off the rack! A LBD is always a good idea in my book, and I love the fact that this one is a little more casual and you can dress it up or down!

    • I know, the fabric and short sleeves (I promise they’re under the jacket 🙂 ) were my selling points for the dress. I plan to get tons of wear out of it!

  • Cute, classic, and perfectly paired with that necklace and denim jacket!

  • Miranda M. Nahmias

    That looks SO cute on you! The midi length for you is so perfect. Not sure that I could ever pull it off haha, but you have a great frame for it. Thanks for this adorable outfit post, Karly! I just followed you on Bloglovin’ 🙂

    — Miranda Nahmias,

  • This is such a great dress – sooo versatile, you’ll be able to wear it with everything! I’m thinking Gilmore Girls might be my summer binge watch 🙂

    • Yes, do it! I’ve had so much fun watching it again. And, I can’t wait to wear this dress for pretty much anything and everything!

  • You can never go wrong with a LBD but I love the midi style on you! Such a great piece that I’m sure will work well in multiple seasons. Your necklace choice is the perfect compliment!

  • girl this dress is fabulous and looks like it was made for you. where’d you get it from, if the one you linked was similar?

    • Thanks, lady – that’s so sweet! It seriously is so comfortable and very forgiving in the flattering department. 🙂 I found it at the Gap Outlet of all places!