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    26 Dresses That Are Perfect For Teachers

    These will have you looking like the ~class act~ that you are.

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    1. A pretty polka dot dress with POCKETS that are actually big enough to fit your phone or other essentials you want to keep close during the school day.,

    Promising review: "I love this dress so much I just brought another one in yellow. I wear a size 12/14 and the large fit me just right. The neckline isn't too low and neither are the arm holes. I’m a teacher and I can wear this dress to both school and church. Great dress and even better price!" β€”Team JHBN

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and in seven colors).

    2. An amazing statement shirtdress sure to instantly transform the hallway into your runway.,

    Promising review: "Beautiful dress that looks just like the picture. I'm 5’7" and120 pounds and I ordered a size 2. It zips, but I could definitely fit better in a size 4. I got many many compliments. I wore it to work as a teacher." β€”Beautiful Sister

    Get it from Amazon for $34.98+ (available in sizes 2-14 and in 42 designs).

    3. A posh plaid dress so you can ~check~ "new favorite outfit" off your second semester shopping list.


    It's machine washable, which is perfect because you're gonna be wearing it A LOT.

    Get it from Loft for $89.50 (available in sizes 18-24).

    4. A belted shirtdress in a sweet print (it comes in everything from cats to lemons to florals) that'll make getting dressed on weekday mornings a total ~cinch~.


    Promising review: "A+. Love, love, love!!! This dress is perfect for my teacher wardrobe. I have it in just about every color/print. I'm five feet tall and about 135 pounds. The medium fits me perfectly. It washes and irons well." β€”Mama Long

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in sizes XS-XL and in 17 prints).

    5. A whimsical vintage-inspired style with adorable heart-shaped buttons that basically scream "I'm not a regular teacher, I'm a fun teacher!",

    Promising review: "This dress is amazing. I placed a large order of approximately 10 different dresses on Amazon, and this one is BY FAR my favorite! I ordered a large (I'm 5'7", a 36C, and 165 lbs) and it fits me like a glove. The buttons are super cute and the sash at the waist just pulls the whole look together. The material is sturdy but still breathable. It doesn't feel cheaply made at all. I'm a teacher and I cannot WAIT to wear this in my classroom! Do yourself a favor and buy this dress!!!" β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in sizes XS-3X and in 19 colors).

    6. A comfy, versatile, and just about perfect fit-and-flare dress that over 3,800 reviewers swear by. It'd transition perfectly from work to an after-school dinner or event!

    Check out BuzzFeed's full write-up on this dress.

    Promising review: "This dress is amazing!! It's very good-quality fabric, and doesn’t look cheap at all. I can see it working for multiple body types. I’m bigger on the lower half and I struggle with dresses, but the A-line design on this works beautifully. And it's SUPER comfortable!!! It’s got stretch but not in a bad way. I'm a teacher and I like wearing dresses, but they have to be comfortable and this fits the bill. I've already ordered additional colors because I see this being worn frequently!! If you're hesitant, don’t be β€” you will be so happy once you try it on." β€”ddstampsalot

    Get it from Amazon for $22.96+ (available in sizes S-3X and in 36 prints).

    7. A precious paper clip dress to take your love of school supplies to the next level.


    Get it from ModCloth for $64.99 (originally $79, available in sizes XXS-4X and in two prints).

    8. A true masterpiece of a dress your art students are sure to ~Gogh~ wild for.,

    Promising review: "I LOVE this dress! I’m an elementary art teacher and it was so fun to wear this to school. I got so many compliments and students recognized 'The Starry Night.' The dress is comfy and a good length. I will be buying more in different themes!" β€”Lancer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes S/M-L/XL plus in kid's sizes, and in 27 designs)

    9. A long-sleeved floral T-shirt dress that'll make looking put together as easy as ABC.,

    Plus it's got pockets!!! Check out BuzzFeed's full write-up on this dress.

    Promising review: "I wear this all the time! I'm a teacher, so it's the perfect length! It hits right at the knee. I'm 5'5" and about 115 pounds and I ordered a small. It fits perfectly β€” not too tight. Great to dress up or down and perfect for fall or spring!" β€”hannah dudek

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in eight prints).

    10. A mixed-print maxi with pockets so you can teach everyone a very important lesson β€” that comfort and style can go hand in hand!

    Promising review: "Perfect for a teacher! I was looking for a dress to wear that would be comfortable in front of my students and that had sleeves but wouldn't melt me in the classroom either. This goes right to my ankles (so I won't trip) and belt is not too small. The chest fits well too, but overall, I'd recommend wearing a tank top underneath it as the fabric is a bit on the thin side. 10/10 would recommend." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in four colors).

    11. A dino-mite fit-and-flare that'll bring you, your students, and your colleagues so much joy, you definitely won't be saur-y you bought it.,

    Pssst...this brand also makes similar dresses in tons of other quirky prints, from animals to food to unicorns!

    Promising review: "Love, love, love this dress! I'm a preschool teacher and this dress is a huge hit with the kids every time I wear it. I'm 5'9", 170 lbs, and typically wear a large. I ordered a large and it fit perfectly. The length is also nice; being tall, I usually have to worry about dresses being ultra-short, but this one hits right above my knees. I already have more prints in my cart that I'm excited to buy!" β€”Brittany

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in sizes XS-5X and in 36 prints).

    12. A chic tie-waist floral number, because you don't have to save cute floral dresses for summer vacation.,

    Promising review: "I need this dress in every pattern! Got so many compliments and it was the most comfortable thing I've worn to work. I'm a teacher and need comfort, style, and modesty. This was perfect." β€”Kelli

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and in 36 styles, including some with long sleeves).

    13. A classic Disney character shirtdress that'll make anyone who teaches little ones more popular with their kiddos than that one mom who always brings snacks.

    Hot Topic

    It features Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, Donald, Daisy, and Goofy, and it has pockets!

    Get it from Hot Topic in straight sizes (XS-3X) for $49.90 or plus sizes (0X-5X) for $52.90.

    14. A forest-friend-printed shirtdress for anyone who wants to look ~foxy~ but still classroom-appropriate.


    Promising review: "Everything about this dress is perfect. The fabric, the colors, the fox print, the length, the sleeves. I wore it with tights and boots and got so many compliments. Everyone wanted to know where I got my 'foxy' dress! It’s a must-have!" β€”krisleigh

    Get it from Anthropologie for $150 (available in sizes 0-16 standard and 22W-26W plus).

    15. A tie-neck cutie that's giving me major Jess Day (aka one of the ultimate teacher style icons) vibes.


    Promising review: "This dress is amazing! I loved wearing it. I get compliments on it every time I wear it. It fits me perfectly and is made of a nice stretchy material, so you don't have to worry about it being too tight. It fits me like a glove and it looks like nice quality. Really consider this a fantastic find. :)" β€”Anna

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and in six colors and prints).

    16. An adorable polka dot and floral shirtdress that's a polished, school-appropriate length without being frumpy.


    Promising review: "I love this dress. It's cool and comfortable β€” perfect for the hot temperature where I live while still being professional. I'm 5'9" so finding work-appropriate dresses is a challenge. This one is a great length β€” appropriate for work but also cute enough for a brunch date with the girls. I have a bigger chest compared to my waist and hips and often I struggle with button-down dresses and shirts because the buttons gape at my bust. Not an issue with this dress. I'm usually a size 4 and the small in this dress fit perfectly." β€”ogs901

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in sizes XS-XL and in five prints).

    17. A cozy polka dot T-shirt dress you can wear on the first day with a statement necklace and flats and through winter with tights and boots.,

    It has pockets!!!!

    Promising review: "I always try to follow the three C's of teacher clothes when shopping for back to school outfits: cute, comfy, and conservative. This is the PERFECT teacher dress! I'm 5’5” and130 lbs, and I ordered a small. It fit perfectly." β€”Audrey Moylan

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and in three colors).

    18. A twirl-worthy printed midi that's picture-day perfect, but also date-night perfect, party perfect, just-a-regular-day perfect, etc.,

    Promising review: "It's a beautiful dress! If you order this dress make sure to buy a size up from what you normally wear. Overall though, this dress was amazing. The fabric is so comfortable and I received so many complements! Worth the money." β€”EG

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in eight prints).

    19. A retro-chic belted plaid dress that'll make you feel like you should be starring in a 1950s movie or TV show, or like your class should include Wally, Beaver, and Eddie Haskell (thank goodness it doesn't).

    Unique Vintage


    Get it from Unique Vintage for $126 (available in sizes 2X-5X and in straight sizes here).

    20. A sleek sweater dress so you can ace the test of looking stylish, while still surviving your school's very unpredictable temperatures., Amazon

    Promising review: "I was looking for a sweater dress to wear for work: I am VERY happy with the fit of this dress. It’s fitted enough to look professional but not so fitted to look inappropriate for work. My normal size fit perfectly. I highly recommend this fab dress!" β€”Joy(euse)

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in sizes XS-XL and in six colors).

    21. A playful apple-print A-line number that's possibly the cutest teacher dress that I ever did seed.


    One reviewer says the neckline is a little low, so for the classroom it may be best with a cami underneath!

    Get it from ModCloth for $64.99 (originally $79, available in sizes XXS-4X).

    22. Or a Donna Morgan cheery cherry-print number if you're ready to break out of the "apples are the only fruit for teachers" stereotype. When ~pitted~ against the other options in your work wardrobe, this baby will win every time.


    Promising review: "This dress is perfect! The fit is just as I expected based on other Donna Morgan dresses I have. The bust is not too tight, so there's no gaping or buttons coming loose. I added a red stretchy belt at the waist and a navy waist length sweater and got compliments wherever I went. I'm 5'2" and the length was just below my knees. The sleeves are generous enough to not be tight. This is just a fun print with the cherries. The colors are vibrant and the background is pure white, not off-white." β€”TerieB

    Get it from Amazon for $118+ (available in sizes 0-16 and in two prints).

    23. A striped T-shirt dress that even the toughest graders will give an A+ in comfort and cuteness. The pockets earn it extra credit.


    Promising review: "I so love this dress! The material is soft and it is sooo comfortable. I'm six feet tall and always have trouble finding dresses that hit me at knee length. I was delighted to try this on and have it it hit right below my knees. I can't wait to order a second one." β€”Karen Williams

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and in 12 colors).

    24. A pretty patterned sheath you'll actually look forward to wearing this week. And if someone mistakes you for the principal? I wouldn't be surprised. You are a boss, after all.,

    Promising review: "I love this dress! I got compliments on it all day. My students could've sworn it was a $50 dress, and it's comfy to boot! I'm 5'5" and 140 lbs and I got the medium. I fits great and I even have a little extra room. It also goes past my knee, so it's a great length. I'm in love!" β€”Luke Brenneman

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in sizes XS-5X and in seven styles).

    25. A bow-necked sweater dress in a pretty plum hue that's modest, but anything but bow-ring.


    Promising review: "I purchased this dress because I just loved the bow detailing at the collar. It fits really well and is a wonderful weight for cooler weather. Eliza J dresses are a favorite and this one didn’t disappoint; I received many compliments when I wore it. The color is true to the picture." β€”RhondaMo

    Get it from Nordstrom for $82.80 (originally $138, available in sizes XS-XL).

    26. And finally, a truly amazing Ms. Frizzle-inspired dress for when you're ready to take chances, make mistakes, and get messy. Your students will be so glad they didn't stay home today.,

    Promising review: "PERFECT Ms. Frizzle Dress! I'm teacher and this is the most amazing dress to whip out for character days, Halloween, or for science! I will be wearing this over and over! Love the fit and look of this dress." β€”Bridgette

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in eight colors and prints).

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