Today we are talking about the shirt dress. This dress has been my favorite type of dress to wear for years. The summer time is the best time to wear them because even though they are structured most of them are light weight. It is one item of clothing that you can just throw on and maybe have to iron on occasion. Recently, I have seen them paired with lace up sandals or gladiator sandals and I just absolutely love when they’re worn together. I decided on this day to wear this white one paired with an orangey-red matte lipstick and my favorite sunglasses of the summer.
Figuring out how to wear a shirt dress can be tricky. Sometimes they may look or feel square at the top, overwhelming on a smaller frame, or boring. I have a few tips on how to make it your own.
- Add Your Favorite Accessories – The fun part about this is that it can be customized based on your personal style. You can add accessories, such as a floral neck scarf, jewelry of any size, or your favorite sunglasses.
- Change your shoes or jacket – If you are starting with a shirt dress that is a blank slate i.e. like the dress pictured above then you have a world of options to choose from. Pieces such as shoes or a jacket can really shape your image. If I were to pair this dress with a Moto jacket and ankle boots *Insert heart eyes it would look completely different than if I wore a floral neck scarf and flats.
- Wear a belt – I think the most common way to add shape to your shirt dress is to simply add a belt. I think this is an addition to the shirt dress that many have mastered at this point. Because to be honest who doesn’t want to add emphasis to the smallest part of their body and show it off ?! 😉
Do you have any tips about ways to wear a shirt dress? Share them in the comments!
Shirt dress + Zara Sandals + Steve Madden Sunglasses + Gucci
Handbag + Michael Kors Lariat + Nordstrom Gold Rings + Forever21
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