A t-shirt dress is a summer wardrobe staple — even for this gal who typically lives in jeans. (Jeans are all but dead to me right now though…sob.) Recently, this Treasure & Bond ruched t-shirt dress from Nordstrom has been a super-popular purchase. I bought it months ago and have loved it, but since it began selling out, I wanted to find a replacement.
Perfect For Summer: A Ruched Bodycon Mini Dress
The ruched bodycon mini dress is easy to wear, flattering and versatile, so you can style it many different ways. The ruching makes it comfy and less fiddly, helps it stay in place, and helps me feel good about being in this otherwise bodycon-stye dress. The waist ruching is intentional, but smooths over a softer waistline. It also adds some extra fabric, perfect for our pregnant mama friends! It’s great and comfy for travel, as a coverup, or as an everyday summer outfit base.
The Treasure & Bond dress is great. It’s just sadly almost gone. I do like the fit and fabric, but both dresses are so close it’s hard to tell much of a difference in fabric. The main difference is that this dress runs ever-so-slightly smaller and the sleeves are more fitted and longer.
The Amazon Ruched T-Shirt Dress (Missufe)
The Amazon ruched bodycon dress has a very similar, if not the same, fabric-feel to the Treasure & Bond dress. Neither one is buttery soft, but soft enough for comfy all-day wear, and I think if it were a supremely soft fabric it wouldn’t hold it’s shape as well. The sleeves here are shorter and more angled, which I love. You can see the ruching more in this color (wine red btw), but as I put both of them on, they’re really similar. I think the fabric on this might be just the slightest bit lighter-weight, but again, it’s almost too close to count.
The Amazon Ruched Dress (Other Colors)
As I mentioned, the Missufe dress comes in quite a few colors. I’m not sure about the white, but maybe it could work as a summery coverup (that would make some of us look a little more tan…as a pale Portlander, I live for that trick.) The black and olive green would be really versatile. They choose some really good blues here. and that kelly green is just gorgeous. That’d be fun with some neon yellow accessories for summertime.
Amazon or Nordstrom: Which Ruched T-Shirt Dress Is Best?
Lucky for you, the Amazon dress is the one I prefer! I love the sleeve length even better on me, it’s well-stocked, AND comes in an array of great shades, including the very versatile, closet-staple black. And it’s cute styled with different toppers, too! (Here’s that full post again for more styling thoughts.)
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