It’s 2016, and you’re working better, faster, stronger. Wearing less and going out more, running through the pages of your passport. It’s no surprise then that you expect your wardrobe to keep up with the pace and come to the party. Key pieces such as trousers, tops, dresses and denims are purchased for their transformative qualities – simply changing a shoe should be enough to flip the look. A dress however, is a different story. A dress is a commitment. A dress says, “This is my look, it can be dressed up or down, but this is the look.” Unless it’s a shirt dress.
Let’s break down the ways to wear it
1. Wear the shirt dress as a, you guessed it, shirt
Channel the Celine way of thinking with a casually cool yet fashionably forward silhouette. Wear your shirt dress as a blouse with a pair of cropped jeans and slick sandals.
2. Wear the shirt dress as a cover-up
Remember that style tip we gave you about wearing your swimsuit as a top? Go straight from the beach to everyday activities by layering your one-piece with a pair of trouers and an unbuttoned shirt dress. It’s the perfect way to protect your shoulders from the sun while still looking sophisticated.
3. Wear the shirt dress as a night-time look
Flattering. Forgiving. Office-appropriate. These are the words we normally use to describe the shirt dress. The sex appeal of the shirt dress is often overlooked, and we need to change that. Its masculine tailoring adds instant androgynous appeal, and this is amplified with the addition of a neck scarf and your highest heels. (Take a look at your legs in this look, and thank us later.)