Give me a fuss-free dress I can wear to every single occasion and I'll be set for life. The fewer the buttons, zippers, or ties, the better. I just want to be able to shuffle into a dress, throw on some sneakers or sandals, and call it a day. If you're with me on this, then it's time to invest in some throw-on dresses—and the best place to look is Anthropologie, thanks to their versatile selection of patterns, designs, and fits.
If you're like, "please don't make me scroll through the seemingly THOUSAND pages of dresses," don't you worry. We've compiled the best of the best—dresses that are seamless to put on and take off, soft and comfortable to wear, gorgeous to boot, and breathable to get you through even the hottest summer days.
The best throw-on dresses that are sneaker-friendly
If a dress were made by Helios himself, this would be it. Handwoven in Greece, this cheery tunic dress by Athina Parnasa will make you want to book the next trip to Mykonos. Made of a breathable cotton-viscose blend, the dress features a V-neck and a fun, tiered silhouette. Best of all, it’s a pullover, so you just throw it on, and that’s that. (Bonus: It’s machine-washable. And it comes in a bunch of different colors.)
Perfect for spring or cooler summer nights, this breezy cotton maxi dress is a dream on days when the weather can’t decide what it wants to do. With its V-neck and smocked waist, it won’t ever feel like you’re just wearing a fitted sheet—it’s got form and a sweet silhouette. Choose from eight different patterns (all playful and unique), and machine-wash when you wanna. Because it’s another pullover style, you don’t have to worry about zippers or buttons.
One of the most simple fashion solutions for hot days? A tank dress. This one, made in LA, is deceptively simple—since it’s layered, it gives the styling a more complex look (kind of like cutouts), but nope. It’s a one-and-done solution that belongs in your “basics” wardrobe, but is anything but. With a cotton-spandex blend, it’s both breathable and stretchy, giving you infinite comfort. And again—no zippers in sight. It’s also machine-washable.
We love mixing colors and patterns, as well as styles. This T-shirt-maxi hybrid is such a fun statement dress (the parrots! And fruit! And toucans!) you can wear to brunch, the beach, or on your next vacation. Crafted from cotton, this is another sweat-friendly option that’s got you covered even in the hellscape that is mid-August. Pair with your favorite white sneakers or Birks, and you’re good to go.
It’s business in the front, party in the back. Another easy T-shirt dress that you can just shimmy into in three seconds, what stands out most is the fun cut-out twists in the back. Only note is that you may want to wear pasties or boob tape if you need the coverage (but we’re fans of going braless, too!).
This two-piece dress is ideal for that weird in-between weather—an April 25 dress, if you will. When it’s not hot yet, but it’s also not cold anymore (s/o to all my readers who watched Miss Congeniality at every sleepover in the 6th grade). Not feeling the T-shirt crop top? You can just wear the dress as a tank dress. Made of cotton, this dress is definitely armpit sweat-friendly.
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