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12 Best Tuckernuck Dresses + Which Ones I Wear Most Often

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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 and Instagram, 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 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.

12 Best Tuckernuck Dresses

Today I’m sharing a roundup of my favorite dresses from Tuckernuck for the spring, including casual day dresses, weddings, date nights and more.

1. Chambray Callahan Shirt Dress

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!

2. Annie Smocked Dress

I got the White Annie Smocked Dress two years ago. 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 super well since it’s on sale. And while I don’t recommend final sale items often, I can confidently say this is worth the purchase and the sizing is forgiving.

Tuckernuck carries this dress in two colors: white and black (I own both). 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.

3. Navy Sleeveless Charlie Dress

I got the Navy Sleeveless Charlie Dress recently and have worn it a handful of times in only a few weeks. The material is a blend of cotton, nylon, and spandex so it’s crazy comfortable. Sleeveless is my preference in the summer, and the front of this dress has a placket to hide the buttons that go all the way down. This is nursing friendly (even pregnancy friendly) and the fit is roomy and relaxed, but get your true size so the arm holes fit correctly. I have an XS.

4. Lilac Chloe Dress

I got the Lilac Chloe Dress in a recent summer order and WOW I’m in love. I feel like Jackie O whenever I put it on. It’s the perfect blend of sophisticated and polished, but the color and pockets make it fun and easy to wear. It’s the ideal dress for dressy events like a graduation ceremony, special church service, work lunch, etc. I love having something like this in my closet for events where a sundress just doesn’t cut it.

The chest of this dress is snug, so I sized up to a small to account for my bustier chest due to breastfeeding. Keep that in mind when choosing your sizing.

5. Navy Knit Striped Frenchie Dress

This Navy Knit Striped Frenchie Dress is one of my favorite purchases from last summer that I can’t wait to wear when it warms up a tad this spring. It’s boxy but not oversized or sloppy. It’s made with 100% cotton but has a luxe knit feel.

6. Fresher Buds Alice Dress

Top of my current Tuckernuck wishlist is the Fresher Buds Alice Dress. It’s polished, feminine, nursing friendly, and the length makes it so easy to wear around kids (longer dresses are always easier, since you can bend down without worrying!). I plan to style this with these easy nude heeled sandals or pumps.

7. Royal Blue Eyelet Quincy Mini Dress

This royal blue Quincy dress immediately caught my eye. I love the relaxed fit, and I the eyelet detail adds some fun interest. You could style this for the 4th of July and then wear the rest of the summer. I’d pair this dress with flat sandals, heeled sandals, or even some white sneakers like these Tretorns.

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8. Royal Shirt Dress

I got this Royal Shirt Dress early in the spring two years ago 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.

Woman wearing one of the best Tuckernuck dresses: Royal Shirt Dress

9. Lavender Oxford Harris Shirt Dress

Yet another nursing-friendly (and pregnancy friendly too!) dress option for the spring. I love shirt dresses (always have), and this Lavender Oxford Harris Shirt Dress is calling my name. I love the idea of cuffing the sleeves, popping the collar, and styling with sneakers or loafers for a casual, everyday look. And it will also be PERFECT for dinner out since you could throw on a pair of platform sandals, and you’re good to go.

I’ve been seeing people drape chunky knits over their shoulders when they style shirt dresses, and I’ll have to try that as well.

10. Navy Kate Maxi Dress

I ordered this Navy Kate Maxi Dress within minutes of seeing it on sale during the annual Tuckernuck Sample Sale (which has already happened this year, sadly). Unfortunately, it was far too small, but I’m considering ordering it at full-price now that I have seen it in person and know how much I love it. It’s a perfect nursing friendly option for church, and since it’s navy, I can wear it year round. The midi length is beautiful and classy. I love this polished option for nursing mamas. Size up if you’re on the fence, unless you have a very tiny torso.

11. Green and White Ditsy Floral Matilda Mini Dress

One of the dresses on my spring wishlist is this Green and White Matilda Mini Dress. It’s around $150 (which is decent for Tuckernuck) and it’s nursing friendly, which is a must for me this year. I love the green and white colorway and the textured ruffles. While I used to stray from feminine patterns like this, I now feel so cute when I wear them!

I plan to wear this dress with heeled and flat sandals and even white sneakers.

12. Pink City Prints Rainbow Stripe Zazie Dress

I am totally obsessed with this Rainbow Stripe Zazis maxi dress. It reminds me of summer and makes me so happy! It’s made of 100% cotton, which means it’s breathable and ideal for warmer days. I love that the top is smocked since it makes this maxi dress nursing friendly!

I hope you find a dress or two you love! You may also find these posts helpful:

My favorite Tuckernuck tops

My favorite Tuckernuck sandals

Favorite Tuckernuck earrings

My favorite white jeans (after trying 15 brands)

My everyday jewelry

Be sure to follow me on Instagram and LTK for more fashion finds, and join my weekly email newsletter, where I send my recent favorites straight to your inbox for easy shopping! You can also see my daily outfits under the Shop My Closet page on my blog.

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    4 responses to “12 Best Tuckernuck Dresses + Which Ones I Wear Most Often”

    1. I love Tucker buck and have ordered several dresses this summer. I love them but size up because they are too short! (5’9″ )

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