Team Grey: Midaxi Dress

I’ve been enjoying wearing this lightweight grey tshirt knit dress to throw on over my swimsuit for my swimming during the week. I ended up getting three different colors (grey, light navy and turquoise) because they:

1. Were cheap,
2. Are cool for the Summer,
3. Have nice vertical lines and waist definition,
4. the grey one has a value value close to my skin draws less attention to my arms. 

I doubt they will last more than a season with all the chlorine, sunscreen and washing but that’s fine.  It’s nice to have something to throw on and it’s done. I think I prefer this midaxi length dress to skirts because of my short waist. 

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  • merwoman replied 7 months ago

    From the pool to a dinner date! Amazing cover up that looks beautiful on you.

  • Indigoprint replied 7 months ago

    Wow such an upgrade to a basic swimsuit cover up but just as easy.
    Interesting comment about the color and your skin tone. I will have to play with that to see if I can feel better about my arms.
    The blue in me is loving that shade of blue. I am thinking it looks Fab on you.

  • Suz replied 7 months ago

    That is a super-elegant cover up! Wow! I admired those dresses when you linked me to them earlier. This one looks beautiful on you and so versatile. 

  • suntiger replied 7 months ago

    Love it! Tempted by the black and olive versions!

  • Aquamarine replied 7 months ago

    Great find! And versatile. What’s not to like? YLF! 

    Tempted by the striped one.

  • cat2 replied 7 months ago

    I have the grey one and love it. It’s been a favorite house dress — something to wear when I don’t really want to leave my jams. T Tahari is better quality than some similarly priced diffusion lines, and it will likely hold up better than the price point would suggest.

  • Brooklyn replied 7 months ago

    Very elegant. I can see the appeal.

  • Echo replied 7 months ago

    Wow, you look amazing in that dress! And I particularly love how the bag coordinates with your hair and highlights the shoes, too. Absolutely fabulous!

  • kellygirl replied 7 months ago

    Amazing dress on you. SO pretty that I think you could wear it anywhere. 

  • LJP replied 7 months ago

    Super cute - nice find !

  • JAileen replied 7 months ago

    It looks really nice on you.  Your arms look fine, too.  

  • Jaime replied 7 months ago

    Gorgeous! Love the knotted detail!

  • rachylou replied 7 months ago

    Oh what a great dress!

  • slim cat replied 7 months ago

    Works great on you - nice find!

  • Peri replied 7 months ago

    Wow, that looks so good! 

  • Star replied 7 months ago

    Great 'one and done' dress, and it really suits you.

  • The Cat replied 7 months ago

    What a great outfit! Relaxed elegance! Love how beautifully all the items harmonize with your hair colour.

    Lucky you! This is the kind of dress that you can wear practically anywhere and easily style differently for various occasions/purposes. Great idea to get it in three cool colours that are perfect for your colouring. I would do the same if it was available here. Love the details and lines, including the round neck, which is--at least for me--a rare find among myriads of -V-necked summer dresses and tops.

  • anchie replied 7 months ago

    What a great find, smart to duplicate. Looks great on you.

  • RobinF replied 7 months ago

    Looks great on you! Very elegant cover up. I like the colors too.

  • lyn67 replied 7 months ago

    Love it with all your whites and love the  cut with the twist on the middle section-so flattering!

  • Angie replied 7 months ago


    You wear grey with the best of them, Lana! The blues are gorgeous on you too. You are right to duplicate that dress. 

  • Laurie replied 7 months ago

    Really figure flattering. You look terrific.

  • ChristelJ replied 7 months ago

    What a lovely dress. You really have your best colors down. I am also aware of values when I wear sleeveless; it can really make a difference if one cares about that aspect. You look great in the grey and I'm sure in all these colors too!

  • Barbara Diane replied 7 months ago

    It looks amazing on you. Great find.

  • Bijou replied 7 months ago

    I LOVE this on you and think you should buy another grey one so that when this one wears out, you have another. I rarely do this myself, but I do with great basic knits and have never regretted the duplication.

  • Minaminu replied 7 months ago

    Fits very well - I can see the appeal of these dresses!

  • Zaeobi replied 7 months ago

    Wow, a great fit on you - YLF! That material (thin enough to drape but thick enough to be opaque) is a rare but flattering combo!

    How tall did you say you were again? I notice it comes to just above your ankles - the perfect length for a summer dress, imho!

  • kkards replied 7 months ago

    Perfect throw and go outfit! Very nice 

  • MsMaven replied 7 months ago

    Wonderful dress. Looks perfect for a summer afternoon/evening. Nice arms. And shoulders as well. 

  • Runcarla replied 7 months ago

    I hope they last longer than one summer because they look like perfect summer dresses, and would be great as resort wear if you plan a winter escape.

  • Mary Beth (formerly LBD) replied 7 months ago

    I really love this drsss! It really suits your coloring and lovely figure!

  • Jessikams replied 7 months ago

    Great dress and the twist front really goes with the style of your swimsuit too.

    I used to like dresses as swim cover-ups, but these days thigh chafing really bothers me, so I prefer a loose stretchy romper. But it’s tough to find rompers that are not too short.

  • Angie replied 7 months ago

    Found a shell top for you, Lana:

  • Sal replied 7 months ago

    This is a lovely outfit - it really suits you.

    I do find cotton knit dresses so so useful but I agree they don’t last terribly well. But they also often get hard wear.

    Are you going to take one of these dresses travelling- I would think one or two would be brilliant!’

  • BlueJay replied 7 months ago

    The dress was made for you, Lana! Good idea to duplicate! 

  • Helena replied 7 months ago

    Fantastic dress!

  • Lana replied 7 months ago

    Angie that is perfect! I might have to get it.

    Sal, great idea, I think I’m bringing a couple of them.

    Thanks Bluejay and Helena!

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