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A Shirt Dress To Suit Every Woman’s Style


by Marie Kelly
25th Jan 2017

A shirt dress is the ideal piece to ease you into early spring. It can be styled to suit work or weekend wear and has an innate efffortlessness that feels just right at this time of year. These days the?humble button-front dress has been reimagined to suit every woman’s style – traditional straight-cut minimalist cuts?are only the starting point. Read on to discover a shirt dress that’s ideal?for you, whether you favour frills and flounces or pared-back perfection.

The mix of vertical and horizontal stripes give this piece from & Other Stories a’subtle but graphic appeal. The shiny satin fabric also gives it a slightly pyjama-like feel, tying it in beautifully to spring’s trend for boudoir-style dressing.

Oversized satin shirt dress, €79 at & Other Stories

If you work in a corporate environment but want to add a touch more personality to your look, this shirt dress is perfect. It’s fitted so very smart, but it has an interesting frilled, asymmetric hemline, which adds a hint of femininity and unique style.

Frill hem button-front dress, €109 at finerylondon.com

This extremely pretty piece?from H&M?has taken almost all the boyishness out of the traditional shirt dress.?The blush pink shade, double-button cuffs and frill detailing gives this dress?a lovely vintage vibe too.

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Pink frill shirt dress, €49.99 at H&M

This dress from ethical online retailer thereformation.com is not my style, but I think it’s a really cute take on the shirt dress. It’s perfect for women who like a shapely silhouette.

Caprice dress, €185 at thereformation.com

Pleated skirts have been a favourite among the fashion crowd for the past couple of seasons. I like the way this dress contrasts the fluidity of the skirt with the structure and formality of a button front and collar. This is ideal for the office or a lunch date.

Pleated dress, €119 (reduced from €195) at uterque.com

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