The Best Tuckernuck Dresses
My style has changed a good bit over the last decade since I moved from Utah to North Carolina and also as I got a little older. Everyone’s style evolves over time, and in the last few years, I’ve especially started to love southern styles that are colorful, feminine, and slightly preppy. And since shopping and sourcing items for readers is part of my full-time gig here on the blog, I spend lots of time scrolling through websites and scouring new arrivals to find great dresses, jeans, tops, shoes and accessories. (There are links below to some of those round-ups so you can find my current favorites in each category, plus a couple other popular fashion posts.)
One of my ALL time favorite fashion retailers is Tuckernuck. I discovered Tuckernuck only a few years ago, but since finding them, I’ve become rather loyal. It was started by friends Jocelyn Moore Gailliot, Madeline Moore, and September Rinnier in a Georgetown garage, and has been incredibly successful since their 2012 launch. The women started the company while hunting for unique gifts, clothes and accessories for the many weddings, baby showers, and dinner parties they were attending. They wanted an easier place to shop (specifically online) for things since it was taking them hours to find what they were always shopping for.
I’ve found that Tuckernuck is exactly that — an online boutique sourced so well that I want to order nearly every item they carry. They make shopping so easy because they only carry the best items from the best brands. They also have amazing hostess and wedding gifts on their website too. It’s truly a one-stop-shop. My favorite items from Tuckernuck are always dresses though since they’re an entire outfit all on their own. They have dresses at every price point, for every occasion.
Today I’m sharing a roundup of my favorite dresses from Tuckernuck for every season and occasion, including casual day dresses, weddings, date nights and more. I’ve added the most recent items at the top of the post, and you’ll see some of my older, warmer weather picks below those. I try to update this post seasonally as I shop through the site myself.
Tuckernuck has really great solid colored dresses, but they also have amazing prints. Some feel slightly dated to me (like the White Polka Dot Livia Dress) but in general, I love the prints Tuckernuck carries. You’ll see a mix of solid and printed dress picks below.
I absolutely LOVE the Chambray Crosby Dress from Tuckernuck. The tortoise shell buttons on the front and cuffs are such a tasteful detail, and the adjustable cinched waist is super forgiving for any stage of life. I will style this with heeled clogs and sneakers this fall.
I own this same Vivianne dress in both the black and the hazelwood color. The funnel neck is a chic take on a traditional turtleneck, but I love the relaxed look. The sleeves are the perfect length for everyday outfits and the material is unbelievably soft. I pair this dress with boots, booties with tights, loafers, sneakers, and clogs. You can’t go wrong with either color.
I absolutely love this floral combination. I find that most people stop wearing florals in the fall, but this brown chintz mini dress is such fun outfit inspiration. Imagine this dress paired with knee high boots or clogs… SO GOOD! I love the length, the relaxed fit, and the little ruffle collar. I’m in my second trimester of pregnancy right now and this dress will be the perfect thing to wear with a growing bump. You could also dress this down with some leather sneakers.
It’s been a long time since I’ve found such a perfect black dress like this Adeline dress. It’s ideal for this in-between summer and fall season– you can wear it with sandals for the next month or two, and then transition to boots, booties, sneakers, or clogs. I love the oversized flutter sleeves, the tiered skirt, and the small ruffled collar. It’s relaxed and casual, yet still feminine and polished. AND the price is pretty good too. This black dress is one of those pieces you’ll have in your closet for a LONG time. I ordered and love this dress, but just note that it runs big. Size down!
I got this Royal Shirt Dress early in the spring last year in a cobalt blue (sadly, no longer available), but comes in so many other great colors. It’s ideal for business casual work wear, church, or just to wear for daily mom life. The three-quarters length sleeves and button down front feel very polished, but the boxy fit keep it casual and comfortable. The material is silky smooth stretch cotton sateen fabric and doesn’t wrinkle easily. And yes, it has pockets.
This dress comes in seven colorways. The solid colors are great for professional settings, but the floral patterns are so tempting. The length is a little long on me, so I got it altered shortly after getting it. (The picture below is pre-hemming.) Keep in mind I’m 5’1″, so if you’re a little taller, it may not need any hemming, and it runs TTS. This dress is right around $200, so it’s an investment, but a worthy one considering how much wear you could get out of it for years to come. It’s a timeless style.
I’ve worn this dress many ways: heels, sandals, and even white sneakers (I favor these Veja sneakers). Throw a baseball cap on, and you’re ready for your kids’ sporting events right after work.
This purchase was 100% a splurge, but I have two big work conferences coming up this fall (and both have fancy evening events), so I wanted to get something that felt truly special to wear at those since so many cocktail dresses don’t work well with a bump. This Kika Vargas strapless babydoll dress is one of the most beautiful dresses I’ve ever owned. The color is rich and vibrant, the fit is flawless, especially for someone with a growing bump, and it’s the perfect amount of statement-meets-classy. It runs true to size and is worth every penny.
Fall or winter cocktail parties on the calendar? This little black dress couldn’t be any more chic. I love every single thing about it: the deep (and tastefully sexy) v-neck and gathered puff sleeves give this mini dress so much interest. You could style it a million different ways, but for a cocktail party I’d likely wear fun heels (maybe these fun metallic heels?) and a fun matching clutch. Let the neckline do the talking instead of drawing attention away with a necklace. I think I’d opt for diamond stud earrings or something a little more dramatic as the only accessory for this!
This denim dress may be the most unique take I’ve seen on a jean dress! The wide sleeves, spread collar, and gold button accents feel so elevated in comparison to most denim dresses on the market. And can we talk about the belt?! Such a chic addition. I would style this with loafers or sneakers in my day-to-day life, but it would also work perfectly with boots or booties.
This Blue Striped Lottie Dress is SUCH a cute everyday dress for the transition into fall. The blue and white stripes are a classic favorite, but the contrast placket really makes it. The silhouette is perfect for the office paired with loafers, but can easily be dressed down with sneakers too (can you sense a trend with the dresses I like?). I love a dress that feels polished but easy to throw on for whatever the day holds.
My jaw dropped when I scrolled past the Savanah Stripe Crawford Dress while updating this blog post. I’m SUCH a stripes gal, so I was immediately drawn to this. The stripes are contrasted with stunning cuffs and hem in blue and red checkers. It’s like colorblocking, but better. The sleeves are oversized, but the waist is fitted. It’s made to fall right above the knee (but that will differ depending on your height).
The cotton material is lightweight and breathable, making it perfect for warmer fall weather. The dress also has a subtle ruffle detail along the neckline and sleeves, adding a fun, feminine touch.
This Navy Knit Striped Frenchie Dress is one of my favorite purchases from this summer that I can’t wait to wear into fall. It’s boxy, which makes it perfect for a growing bump, but not too oversized to wear if you’re not pregnant. It’s made with 100% cotton but has a luxe knit feel.
I’m really digging the funky fall patterns I’ve seen so far this season and this brown geometric dress is no execption. A mock neck is always a look I reach for in the fall, and I love the the silhouette is so relaxed. You would wear this to the office or to church and a few different styles of shoes would work well with it.
I love the fit of the Chambray oversized shirt dress. I’m wearing an XS, and it’s relaxed (especially in the back), but still flattering. Many oversized dresses can look like a tent, especially on my petite 5’1″ frame, but this one still looks polished and put together. However, the material is sheer, so I tend to wear a skirt slip underneath (or Amazon biker shorts which I like to wear when I’m chasing my son around in a dress). The material is not super soft when it first arrives, but it’s softened with a few wears. And it has pockets!
I got the White Annie Smocked Dress last year. It quickly became my favorite after discovering how comfortable it is. The dress is made with 100% linen. So, it’s lightweight and breathable, and the stretchy smocked bodice front is comfortable and flattering. The puff sleeves are the reason I ordered this dress, and even though I have a petite frame, the sleeves don’t swallow me.
The length is right about my knees (I’m 5’1″), so I could definitely have it hemmed if I wanted to, but I haven’t made it to an alterations shop yet. Plus, since I’m chasing a toddler around all the time, the extra length is nice. If you’re closer to 5’5″ or 5’6″, this dress will be a cute mini length, but still not too short. This is a pull-on style dress, so no zippers. The bodice is really stretchy, so I’d be a great nursing-friendly option too. It’s priced right under $150.
Tuckernuck carries this dress in two colors: white and black (better for fall!). I paired it with a pair of my favorite flat sandals at the beach, but it’d also be super cute with wedges or espadrilles and a clutch for a date.
While the dress I’m wearing below isn’t the exact same as the Oxford White Sleeveless Royal Shirt Dress, it’s very similar (and also from Tuckernuck). The main difference between the two is that the Oxford White Sleeveless Royal Shirt Dress has a flat-lay notched collar and mine has a windowpane pattern vs the all-white option on the site now. I love the sleeveless cut and the drop waist. It’s polished, but an easy option to throw on and go.
I hope you find a dress or two you love! You may also find these posts helpful:
My favorite white jeans (after trying 15 brands)
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