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Fashionista NOW: How To Wear Shirt Dresses Fashion Inspiration

Shirt dresses are an excellent summer must-have if you’re after an easy-to-slip on wear. Pick up five ways to style shirt dresses up this season.

Derived and reimagined from the men’s classic dress shirts, shirt dresses have gone through the required fashion evolution to remain relevant within the circle of the fashionable.

The shirt dress style first became fashionable during 1950s. Designed by Christian Dior, the shirt dress was made part as a post world war II couture look and it featured a full skirt held up by a crinoline.

At the time, it was also sometimes referred to as the shirtwaist dress

The modern day’s version of shirt dresses are closer in association with the elongated t-shirt variety of the 1960s t-shirt dresses.

A shirt dress can be tough to wear as it is hangs over the figure as it is not typically figure-hugging or waist-cinching. It is also not structured enough to maintain or give the illusion of a shape.

So, how does one go about styling a shirt dress for a day or an evening out without looking like the just-crawled-out-of-bed frump?

To the looks below for vital fashion tips that will help you ease the tricky trend into your summer wardrobe:

white shirt dress – Céline

A shirt dress with a slim-fit construction can be kind to slim figures. Almost similar to the shift dress styling, what is lacking in terms of the curve-accentuating department is made up by detailed tailoring.

Add a statement necklace worn over the buttoned-up top for a pop of chic and ankle boots to complete the monochrome look with a bang.

chambray shirt dress

A printed chambray shirt dress screams summer-worthy. Notice the drawstring at the waist of the shirt dress? Yup, that will definitely help with keeping the womanly curve while rocking a relaxed shirt dress.

Finish off with a color-happy bag, long beaded statement necklace and a pair of sandals for a day out in the sun.

blue shirt dress – eBay | turban style inspiration HERE

Undoing a few buttons at the neck injects casualness to the shirt dress. Keeping it all buttoned up alternatively changes the mod of your outfit as it amps up the retro dressy feel of it. Pick the thinnest of belt to go over the waist area of a dark blue shirt dress to bring in some dimension to your look.

Wear your hair in a turban style if your bangs (fail to cooperate) and hide your eyes from the sun with a statement eyewear of your favorite. A structured bag polishes the look to offset the more laid-back footwear option.

shirt dress – H&M

Dislike the shapeless look of shirt dresses? Find one that is designed with a fit under the bust. The fit and the gentle flare that follows makes this shirt dress friendly for boyish frames highlighting the form instead of swallowing it all up.

The soft barely-there color scheme of this look is punctuated with a stack of statement arm candies.

oversized t-shirt dress – Rebecca Stella For Nelly | tall gladiator heels fashion inspiration HERE

A t-shirt dress is without a doubt a great laid-back summer staple. Rendered in black with faux leather waist detail and a slouchy fit, this one’s a savior on days you’re too hot and bothered to wear anything else.

Energize your lounge-y look by slipping into knee-high gladiator sandals to make sure you are always on top of your fashion game even of lazy days.

More exciting ways to style shirt dresses this summer aesthetically coordinated by polyvorers:

Silk Shirt Dress

oversized silk shirt dress – (Boutique) Topshop

Shirt Dress

grey shirt dress – Maison Martin Margiela

Shirt. Dress. Gryphon.

long sleeve shirt dress – Steven Alan

T-Shirt Dress

t-shirt dress

Shirts dress and Gladiators

striped shirt dress – Romwe

Like any of the shirt dress styles shown here? Which one is your favorite? Share below and let us know!

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