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How to Style Babydoll Dresses for Spring

Mar 18 2022

With springtime around the corner, there is nothing more quintessential than the babydoll dress. This style is defined by a high waistline just below the bust and a loose skirt that ends above your knee. The empire-waist silhouette is generally paired with short sleeves, but there are some ¾ and full sleeve options out there. Because it’s such a relaxed and forgiving fit, you can feel comfortable in your own skin whenever you head out for errands, brunch, beach days, and even date nights!

If you want to make this look ultra-versatile, we can teach you how to style a babydoll dress for every spring occasion. Check out our blog below for a few unique ideas!

A Casual Day

model wearing a chambray Tencel babydoll dress

Varra Calva Babydoll Dress ($92)

To start building your casual babydoll outfit, you should consider neutral colors that are easy to mix and match with anything. Worried that the day will be a little breezy? Opt for a babydoll dress with long or ¾ length sleeves, or plan to wear your look with a laid-back white jean jacket. How casual you style this babydoll dress is up to you. We love pairing a casual denim look with sneakers and a baseball cap, but you can also wear flat booties or sandals depending on the weather and occasion. If you’re heading out for errands, definitely wear comfy tennis shoes. But if brunch is on the menu, our go-to is always booties and an oversized tote!

A Night Out

model wearing a collared babydoll dress in animal print

Varra Cheetah Print Baby Doll Dress ($92)

Nights out deserve a little bit more elevation than how you style babydoll dresses for the everyday. We say explore bolder choices with loud prints and interesting details, like the Varra dress with its cheetah print design and disguised pockets! Once you figure out the right dress, it’s time to look at the accessories. No nighttime look is complete without a few pieces of jewelry! Consider a few layered necklaces to accentuate lower necklines, as well as a minimalist bangle and some matching oversized earrings. Complete your look with strappy heels and a shawl for when it cools down.

On-The-Go Days

model wearing a sleeveless tiered olive dress

Shelly Sleeveless Tiered Olive Dress ($98)

Sometimes, how you style your babydoll dress must keep up with your busy lifestyle. If you have to run around chasing with your kids, meet up with the ladies for a midday meal, and even hit the trails for a brief walk to get your daily workout in, it can be tiring just to think of changing outfits for each activity! How you wear your babydoll dress for these kinds of days can make or break your mood.

You can keep your look as simple as possible and wear your babydoll with tennis shoes and a sunhat for every occasion, or you can change out your accessories for each part of your day. After all, it’s much easier to keep a change of shoes in the car than to go home and swap out an entire look!

Let a Babydoll Dress Make Your Day

No matter how you wear a babydoll dress, the look is always free-spirited and carefree. Whether you keep your style simple or you drape yourself in accessories is all up to you! Share how you style your babydoll dress when you tag us online (#VHMYWAY), and maybe we’ll feature you on our social media!