I love dresses!! I've devoted half of my closet to dresses and many of them are wrap styles and shirtdresses. I stopped counting at 18 the number of shirtdresses hanging in my closet from sleeveless to short sleeve to long sleeve. So why does the oft-overlooked shirtdress get a big play in my wardrobe? It's stylish simplicity. The dress is effortless and gives me more options than a wrap dress when accessorizing. Recently, while styling a client for her upcoming vacation I came across a simple, intensely colored blue shirtdress from Maggy London. It didn't fit my client so before returning it I tried it on and, well readers, I fell for it. I've worn it three times so far and all three times I've gotten compliments. I even scoured the internet looking for it in other colors, but alas, no luck. So I shopped for other options that fit for work, parties and plenty of play time.
Here are two of my favorites:
Kate Spade 'Tobin' Shirtdress, $321 Nordstrom
Because white in the summer time is a requirement.
Banana Republic Drapey Shirtdress, $110 Banana Republic
This is the ultimate date night dress. Or for you single girls, the dress you wear when you know that attractive guy will be at your friend's birthday party.
IRO 'Oceane' Print Silk Shirtdress, $577 Nordstrom
I aspire to be hip enough to wear this "I'm so cool, I don't care" kind of shirtdress.
Milly Printed Silk Organza Shirtdress, $525 Net-A-Porter
Wedding attire now answered with this dress.
Diane Von Furstenberg 'Scarlet' Mixed Print Cotton Shirtdress, $398 Nordstrom
This rarely goes off duty when it can be worn to work, parties and even just cocktails outside at your favorite cafe.
Band Of Outsiders Sleeveless Striped Shirtdress, $475 Nordstrom
This one is going with me on vacation. Enough said.
A.P.C. 'Riviera' Printed Crepe Shirtdress, $485 Net-A-Porter
This printed shirtdress was made to live in on weekends with your favorite wedge sandals or just your flip-flops. On Monday for work add a fitted blazer.
RED Valentino Taffeta Fit & Flare Shirtdress, $695 Nordstrom
Don't be buttoned up in this look. Wear this for work with sandals and when you pull it out for the party add a thin belt at the waist, strappy heels, and a chunky cocktail ring.