This Topanga tee dress from Athleta fits the bill exactly. And it happens to be on sale now for a mere $35!
Because it’s knit, it can be easily worn with sneakers for a casual event or spruced up with boots, jewelry, and a jacket. In the winter as the temps drop, I plan on topping it with a slouchy sweater and adding tights and boots.
It’s perfect for travel since it doesn’t wrinkle and you could get away with it for so many situations from the beach to dinner out at a nice restaurant.
The sides of the dress pull in and accentuate the smallest part of us (our waists) but the slightly blousy top camouflages the tummy.
I love this dress so much that I’m thinking of buying it in other colors and patterns, but really any knee length knit dress would serve you well.
Go to your closet right now and see if you have a knit dress that you tend to ignore in the fall and winter. Try it on with a couple jackets, sweaters, boots, and discover some new combinations. You may be surprised how much more mileage you get out of it.