There are some things about being five-foot-four, and borderline petite, that I do not like. I rarely think skirts or dresses that hit below my knees are flattering on me. Pant inseams are rarely short enough, even when the labels claim they are my size. It's a painfully average height to be, literally. But frankly I don't think about the downsides all that often.
Instead, I think about the things I love. Like being able to wear an extra large men's tee shirt as a dress.
In the era of what essentially the shack shirt with no pants look, you could definitely say that comfort is king. I have seen a distinct shift within the preferences of the college female demographic. Coinciding with the rise in popularity of hilariously large tee shirts has been the return of trapeze and shift dresses. It feels a lot fresher and casual than the standard fit and flare that ruled the scene while I was in high school and my early years of college.
I looked around for an actual dress in a similar style and color, but nothing called my name like this giant tee shirt from Urban Outfitters. Anything from the Feathers line has the potential to be a dress or at least a tunic. And unlike those damn Piko shirts, everyone won't be wearing the exact same thing. In certain angles, I definitely felt more like I was wearing a night gown than a dress; but when I threw on my Chucks and added some red lipstick, I felt comfortable and decently put together.
Just don't ask me to get anything from a high shelf.