Skip To Content

    26 Dresses That Are Perfect For Teachers

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

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Some may have been sent as samples, but all opinions and reviews are our own. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    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.

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

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

    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~.

    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!"

    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!

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

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

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

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

    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.

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

    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.

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

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

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

    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.

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

    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).

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

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

    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.

    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.

    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.

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

    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.

    You and these dresses conspiring to make 2020 your most stylish year yet:

    Want more? Check out our favorite online clothing stores for all your shopping needs, perfect places to shop for clothes if you’re in your 30s, plus the best places to order custom t-shirts online and the best clothing stores for petite sizes. Still not satisfied? Check out all of our clothing content for even more.

    Shopping for something specific? Check out BuzzFeed Reviews to find the best things for every budget!