What Is A Classic Shirtdress
According to Wikipedia, a classic shirtdress is a style of women’s dress that borrows details from a man’s shirt. These can include a collar, a button front, or cuffed sleeves. Hmmm, that doesn’t sound like something I would want to wear, but in this case, the description doesn’t match how the shirtdress looks on a woman.
Reasons You Should Wear A Classic Shirtdress
I know many of you shy away from wearing dresses of any kind, but hear me out.
- Comfort: Most shirtdresses are made from lightweight materials like cotton or linen. These fabrics help to keep you cool, even in the hot blazing sun of summer.
- Convenience: Shirtdresses are a one-and-done item. You only have to pick one piece of clothing from your closet, add shoes, and you can walk out the door.
- Style: Shirtdresses are a classic item! They have stood the test of time and always look great. They can be dressed up or down, which makes them versatile.
Now that you know what a classic shirtdress is and a few reasons why you might want to wear it let me show you a couple of them I just purchased. This striped classic shirtdress is one that you can wear for years, and it will never go out of style. I tied the belt included with the dress, and tied it in a bow (they are trending), but you could use another belt such as white or maybe a pop of red.
I wanted to keep the outfit neutral and classic, so I added an ivory Leather Shoulder Bag. The description calls the bag leather, but it is actually vegan leather, not genuine leather. I wasn’t surprised since the price point is low at under $40.
An Above The Knee Classic Shirtdress
I tend to like longer midi and maxi dresses, but my husband always compliments me when I wear a shorter dress. Many of you Petite ladies are always asking for shorter dresses, so here you go.
This dress is gorgeous, and I love the colors and print. The twist tie is a cute detail that adds some visual interest. This dress is available in Petite, Plus, and Petite Plus. I love that Talbots is size-inclusive! I added the Top Handle Clutch, which was the clutch I carried the most last year, and I don’t see that changing. I tried on several neutral-colored shoes, but nothing looked better than the navy Azra Suede Pumps.
Chambray Classic Shirtdress
Last year, I bought a dress that was almost identical to this one. The only real difference was that it was only a 3/4 button dress, and it had pockets. The shape and style are identical, though, and the one I had last year sold out so quickly that I couldn’t get it on the blog. I wore it to my dad’s birthday party, and once the photos of it hit the internet, everyone wanted to know where they could get it. This is a sneak peek of a new arrival, but I doubt if this one will last long, either. I love that it doesn’t touch me anywhere, but you could always belt the dress if you wanted.
Here is the crossbody I carried all last summer. I love the soft leather material and that it can be carried as a satchel or a crossbody. I also like that it has 3 compartments that allow me to keep things separated, which makes them easier to find.
Belt or No Belt For This Classic Shirtdress
Gorgeous!!! This classic shirtdress is flowy like the chambray dress above. It is loose, but I chose to belt it with one of the belts from a 4-pack I bought last year. The belt gives the dress a fitted look, and I love that I can place the belt wherever I choose. I’m long waisted, and dresses with loops usually hit me too high on my rib cage. I usually end up cutting off the loops so that I can wear the belt at my natural waistline.
Here is a better look at the print of this dress. It has Pantone’s Color Of The Year in the print, and this is an easy way to show that you are aware of the latest trends, even if Peach Fuzz isn’t a great color for you.
Here is how the dress looks without a belt. I like the flowy look, especially if I’ve eaten a big meal. Lol! Which is your favorite…belted or not?
This gorgeous cobalt blue shirtdress is also included in today’s 2nd post. Be sure to check that one out since there is also a gorgeous black and white linen outfit with a solid white cardigan that is casual and elevated.
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