There are several reasons I think you should wear a shirtdress for summer. Before we dive into that topic, let’s address what “is” a shirtdress.
What Is A Shirtdress
According to Wikipedia, a 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 Why You Should Wear A Shirtdress For Summer
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 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.
A Casual Knee-Length Shirtdress
This black knee-length shirtdress is lightweight and perfect for a hot summer day. The shoulders are wide enough, so you don’t need a strapless bra, and even though the fabric is lightweight, you can’t see through it. It negates the cooling factor if you have to wear a slip underneath the dress.
Here is a view of the shirtdress from the back.
A friend of mine was wearing these sandals, and I fell in love with them. I found them on sale a few weeks later and grabbed a pair while I could. I sized up a 1/2 size, so I’m wearing a 9.5 instead of my usual 9. The only downsized to these shoes is the price. Yes, I’ll wear them all summer, but the price is still hard to swallow. I found THIS PAIR that looks almost identical at a fraction of the price. I can’t say how the sizing runs, but the price is way more affordable.
A Casual Midi-Length Shirtdress
Did you see the How To Wear Maxi Dresses For Summer post yesterday? It showed 5 different maxi dresses, each of which looked great for various reasons. The dress I’m wearing today is called a maxi dress on the website; however, I think of it as a midi dress.
I’m 5’6″ tall, and this dress hits me above my ankle. You’ve seen me style many dresses this spring, and this dress is my favorite so far. I LOVE the style, fit, and how chic this simple dress looks. The dress is available in a couple of colors, and I also ordered it in Oyster Pearl. It can be worn in many ways, and I can’t wait to wear it on a date night.
You can see the details of the dress better in this photo. It has utility pockets on the chest, which I love, but I know some of you can’t wear dresses or tops like this. We are all made differently, so you have to figure out what works best for your body shape.
Here is how the dress looks from the back.
This straw tote is the perfect size. It isn’t too large, and it isn’t too small. The black details look perfect with both of the black shirtdresses. You might notice I’m wearing the tan version of the wedge sandals. When I find something I like, I will buy it in several different colors. I’ll get more wear from the tan ones since I like wearing neutral shoes most often.
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