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*2023* 28 cute teacher outfits (kindergarten to plus size full list!)

*2023* 28 cute teacher outfits (kindergarten to plus size full list!)

Whether you are a kindergarten, preschool, elementary, or high school teacher, this article is for you.

As the saying goes “It takes a big heart to shape the little mind”.

Being a teacher is no easy feat at all.

Despite teaching, your daily task involves handling crying kids (or rebellious teens) and all sorts of craziness.

That said, you definitely want to pick the right outfit to support your busy day.

To make your outfit choice in the morning a breeze, I’ve gathered 28 teacher outfit ideas below.

The best part? They are as stylish as they are functional.

Keep on reading!


Before sharing the overall outfit ideas, there are some special reminders for preschool and kindergarten teachers. If you aren’t one of them, feel free to skip to point 3!

1. Dress code for preschool teachers: No white

Are you tempted to wear your refreshing white top to school? Hold on a second sis.

preschool teachers outfit ideas
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Kids are messy and they throw all kinds of dirt on your clothes. (We all know they are uncontrollable).

So I’ll at least avoid white clothes as 10/10 they will get screwed.

Plus, leave your designer clothes at home and avoid non-washable materials like silk, velvet, and satin.

Opt for a comfy fabric like cotton instead as you’ll need to wash the clothes A LOT.


The truth is, we are all perfect imperfections.

You want to learn these outfit hacks ONLY if you feel like it but are not pressured by others. Remember, we never have the need to “fix” our bodies!

You don’t have to be pretty like HER, you can be pretty like YOU.

And believe it or not, there’s still NOT ENOUGH plus-size content around Pinterest and other places on the internet …at all.

So ladies, before reading the tips, please help pin the pin below & support plus-size ladies ♥!

2. No super hugging clothes for pre-k & kindergarten teachers

No super body-hugging clothes for two reasons.

First, a teacher’s image has to be decent and professional, and body con dress may not be the best choice here. (even it’s midi length)

what not to wear pre-k kindergarten teachers
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Second, let’s not forget you will always need to sit cross-legged on the floor, sit in small chairs, and run after the kids.

what not to wear pre-k kindergarten teachers
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Trust me, wearing super tight pants for 2 hours straight is real torture.

3. Universal dress code of teachers: Business casual

So now you may wonder: What exactly should a teacher wear?

It depends on different settings but I’d say business casual most of the time.

So yes, a billowy blouse is failproof.

It’s decent, incredibly lightweight, and super easy to mix and match. For the baking summer day, a chiffon blouse is a lifesaver.

Below, I’ve handpicked two high-quality and popular pieces from Amazon. Enjoy!

slimming top Amazon TEACHER
Get this slimming top on Amazon!

They come in all different colors and sizes.

This asymmetrical chiffon blouse is how you add extra style without trying too hard.


Teacher blouse amazon
Shop on Amazon!

As we all know, the Amazon brand has the highest quality & cheapest price!


4. Cute & casual teacher outfits: chambray shirt

The teacher normally holds both classroom teaching and outdoor activities, especially for kindergarten and elementary school teachers.

CHAMBREY shirt teacher outfit
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It’s ideal to layer up your look so you can easily take clothes on and off for the temperature change.

I truly think a chambray shirt has the ideal thickness – it gives you extra warmth without feeling baggy.

CHAMBREY shirt teacher outfit
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Whether you wear it as a top or as outerwear, it’s all doable. Pair this with off-white jeans and pointy flats just looks so trendy and refreshing.

When I did the research on this article, I just realized that there are not so many teachers’ outfit ideas on the internet yet.

Well, we clearly have to let more teachers come across this post! 💗

If you are the teachers or the friends and family of the teachers, please kindly help me to pin this pin down below💗

cute teacher outfit ideas
That means a lot! Thank you Love!

5. Spring outfits for teachers: Pastel hue

People always thought dressing modestly meant boring – that’s not true.

spring outfits teacher pastel
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For the spring teacher outfits, bring out the darling pastel hues to prove being a teacher doesn’t have to sacrifice style at all.

If you think an all-over mint green dress is too bold, what about throwing a lavender sweater top to spice up the ordinary button-down slack look?

spring outfits teacher pastel
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Believe it or not, wearing pastel hues is an instant mood booster and makes you appear to be more likable.

6.  Peplum top as the failproof teacher OOTD

Peplum tops are just universally flattering.

Especially for the pre-k and kindergarten teachers who are concerned about the tummy area when you sit cross-leg on the floor with kids, a peplum top is a must-have to make you feel carefree tenfold.

Below are some Amazon picks for both regular and plus sizes! Enjoy♡

PEPLUM top amazon plus size teacher
Get the peplum top on Amazon!

To spice up the look and elongate the figure, a long necklace is here to help!

peplum top teacher outfits
Shop this peplum shirt on Amazon

The super slimming short kimono Sleeve and drawstring Waist Detail is bound to make you feel the BEST.

Again, I pick the peplum top as it just camouflages the belly in an instant!

7. Plus size teacher outfit ideas

I like them both but if you want to look even more slimming.

Choose the square-neck one!

plus size teacher square neck peplum top
Shop this square-neck peplum top on Amazon!

That butterfly sleeve is so forgiving!

plus size teacher chiffon top
Shop this chiffon top (more colors & patterns) on Amazon!

Need I say more? This lightweight batwing blouse is perfect for baking hot days.

8. First day of school teacher outfit: A cute quote tee

If you want something extra fun for the first day of school, a cute teacher quote tee will never go wrong!

That just makes you feel good to welcome another meaningful semester!

Below is some of the most popular choice of all time, enjoy!

kindergarten tee amazon teacher
Shop the “Hello Kindergarten” tee on Amazon


kindergarten tee amazon teacher
Shop the “Kindergarten crew” tee on Amazon

This “Kindergarten crew” T-shirt is just so on point. Not too cheesy but cute!

Sense of mission ❤️❤️❤️

9. Tunic + leggings as the high school teacher outfits

Some of you may be asked: Can teachers wear leggings? I’d say yes. For a comfy look with minimal effort, you can’t go wrong with a tunic shirt and black leggings.

For footwear, it looks great with ballet flats, just sweet and classy.

Is that just me but seems high school teachers wear this look A LOT.

tunic and legging teacher outfit
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Love love love the cowl neck that makes you look like wearing a scarf! People will think you are layering up the clothes but in fact, that’s a one-piece!

My favorite one is this classic red plaid but it comes in all different patterns! Check out more Amazon reviews below!

10. Cute teacher outfit combo: T-shirt + midi skirt

Bored with the regular T-shirt and jeans look?

plus size teacher outfit white tee
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What about layering up your white tee with a fun polka-dot dress? Or else, pair up the front-knot tee with a midi chiffon dress.

TAECHER tee outfit
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This get-up is youthful yet appropriate for teaching. If I was a student teacher, I would definitely try this look!

This is so random… BUT

hey ladies, why not quickly do an affirmation and feel instantly better?

This new year, I’m trying not only to share fashion tips but come up with ways to instill body positivity in all women who are reading my articles – aka YOU!

Instead of just reading it, say it loud or murmur the quotes (if you are in public) to maximize the effect.

Ready? Here we go.

I love my body. She is my forever home and sanctuary.

Sassy isn’t a shape, it’s an attitude.

Work out because I love my body – not because I hate it.

I can love myself and change my body at the same time. No guilt about that.

It is completely normal to have tummy rolls. I come to realize that social media isn’t showing the reality… at all.

My happiest moments in life had nothing to do with the way my body looked.

I don’t have to be pretty like her, I can be pretty like …ME.

I AM perfect imperfection.

What are your thoughts on that? I hope that makes you feel better (as you deserved).

Please help me pass the body positivity message in your community. #womenhelpwomen

Alright, now keep on reading!

11. Fall teacher’s outfit: Cardigan

Bored with the regular T-shirt and jeans look? What about layering up your white tee with a fun polka-dot dress?

cardigan fall teacher outfit
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Or else, pair up the front-knot tee with a midi chiffon dress that is equally flattering!

Believe it or not, you need your cardigan 24/7.

teacher outfit cardigan
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12. Teacher dress length: Knee-high or below

Oversleeping to school? No worries. Throw on a one-piece dress and you’re good to go!

teacher one piece dress outfit
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For the length of the dress, knee-high or below-knee are always ideal. It looks great whether you team it with sandal flats or boots.

These two Amazon handpicks below are simple yet figure-flattering. Love the self-tie design and high waist cuts. Check them out!

teacher dress outfit
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Many may not know, but horizontal stripes will look slimmer than vertical stripes! This tee-shirt dress is surprisingly figure-flattering!

This high-waist midi dress is how you contour the figure and look taller and slimmer!

13. Winter teacher outfit ideas: Sleeveless puffer jacket

fall teacher outfit ideas
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For a hassle-free winter teacher look, I’d highly recommend a puffer jacket.

To be specific, go for the slim cut and sleeveless one for convenience so you can easily hug the kids and engage in all kinds of activities.

winter teacher outfit ideas
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As a petite girl, I love teaming my jacket and dress in similar hues.

The monochrome look can unite and elongate the figure and make you look taller and slimmer.

14. Spice up your look with cute hairstyles

teacher hairstyle and outfits
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To finish your teacher look with an extra pop of fun, it’s always worth the good 5 minutes for an easy quick high bun.

When I am at work, I always prefer to open up my face more – somehow it just makes me feel more focused.

teacher hairstyle and outfits
Source: Pinterest

If you google “Easy teacher hairstyle”, there’s a ton of choice! Try them out!


So ladies, there you go the 18 teacher outfit ideas from pre-k, kindergarten, elementary and high school!

Hope you find these tips and OOTD ideas useful! Now go dress up and be the most stylish teacher in your school!

By the way, you may be interested in the articles below.

See you there gorgeous!

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  1. Jamie Xie says:

    Well researched! Thanks for the ideas x