20 Casual Dresses You'll Want To Live In

There are days you feel like getting dressed, and days you, well, just don't. On the days you're into it, you pay close attention to the details: You try a new layering trick you saw on Instagram, add an accessory you haven't worn in a while, or plan an entire outfit around a new pair of shoes. On the other days, when even reaching for black leggings or boyfriend jeans requires too much thought (finding a top, for starters) — you grab a simple dress. So the throw-on-and-go section of your closet is one that can always use a few more inhabitants.

We're not talking about the fancy kind you wear to meet your S.O.'s parents or to an engagement party, though. We're talking about the comfortable, no-brainer, could-put-it-on-in-the-dark-and-it-would-still-look-amazing kind of dress. Want to cut your getting-ready time in half? We've rounded up 20 no-fail pieces that you'll want to live in. Ready, set, go!
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Blue and orange is one of those color combinations that seems like it shouldn't work, but does.

Farrow Paloma Dress, $98, available at Need Supply.
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Forget the denim miniskirt in favor of the denim minidress.

Veda Dime Raw Denim Dress, $275, available at Veda.
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This structured mini makes for a killer layering piece and transitional-dressing MVP.

Loéil Fawe Dress, $128, available at Loéil.
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Stand out from the crowd in an eye-catching, bright-blue hue.

Rachel Comey Serena Dress, $552, available at Rachel Comey.
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Proof you can show off your shoulders without feeling like your dress is going to fall down.

Ganni Jackson Dress, $194, available at Shopbop.
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A versatile shirtdress can be worn as-is, over jeans, or open over a top and shorts.

Steven Alan Belted Shirt Dress, $244, available at Garmentory.
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Cozy up in a sweater dress that's just as chic as it is comfortable.

Mango Ribbed Long Dress, $39.99, available at Mango.
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Give the vintage vibe a go.

Kimchi Blue Lucy Printed Shirt Dress, $69, available at Urban Outfitters.
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How about trying a deep chocolate instead of black for once?

Reformation Sterling Dress, $98, available at Reformation.
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Probably not the best dress for eating spaghetti, but it's perfect for almost everything else.

Tibi Structured Crepe Tie Detail Dress, $395, available at Tibi.
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The knotted sleeve detail makes this wrap-dress feel contemporary.

Pixie Market Stripe Waist Tie Sleeve Dress, $128, available at Pixie Market.
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A shift-dress with some sneakers will never do you wrong.

Forever 21 Cuffed-sleeve T-shirt Dress, $12.90, available at Forever 21.
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Why not let your side boob get some air?

H&M Pleated Dress, $39.99, available at H&M.
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No pants? No problem.

& Other Stories Panel Dress, $100, available at & Other Stories.
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Just look at that bateau neckline and blue-and-white Breton stripes.

Sacai Striped Cotton Dress, $370, available at Net-A-Porter.
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What's not to love about essentially wearing an oversized hoodie?

Golden by TNA Passage Dress, $95, available at Aritzia.
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With poufy sleeves and some subtle embroidery, this throw-on-and-go piece is a beach cover-up and brunch uniform all in one.

Style Mafia Vielka Dress, $135, available at Style Mafia.
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A breezy, tasseled LBD can be beach-y for the day, and formal for the evening.

Doên Nellcote Silk Noil Wrap, $158, available at Doên.
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Shoulder cut-outs give a simple striped frock an unconventional touch.

Gorman Shop Lola Striped Dress, $199 $119, available at Gorman Shop.
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A denim dress that can double as a jacket? Sign us up.

Zara Denim Frock Coat, $69.90, available at Zara.
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