Spring’s Perfect Piece is the Shirt Dress

Nothing says fresh breath of spring air like a shirt dress. Classic silhouette or oversized, super short or maxi, matched with a blazer for the office or boho accessories for the beach: the shirt dress is both timeless and trendy.

Start with a versatile length and change up your foot gear and purse for different looks befitting any occasion. Strappy flat sandals look casual and fun with a straw fedora with a chambray shirt dress. Tailored jacket and polished pumps take you to the office and then out to dinner. While the weather is still cool, wear those ankle boots or knee boots one more time and throw a light coat over your shoulders. When the temps warm up, sneakers partner nicely with this look.

Top your shirt dress with a cropped sweater, denim jacket or open shirt. Don’t be afraid to mix stripes with floral patterns; you can pull it off. Layering a mini shirt dress over skinny jeans or leggings or tights can give you a lot of versatility. A slim knee length makes a great tunic over wide pants. Define your waist with a belt or scarf.

Explore these ideas, browse these selections, and you’ll find that shirt dresses are pretty much spring’s perfect piece.

Forever21 fashions a buttoned crepe shirt dress from crinkled crepe. This sweeping, perfectly polished dress may easily remind you of your favorite pullover blouse. Side slits and a partially button front are just some of the nice details. The price is $24.90.

Figure flattering, semi-sheer fabric makes this collarless, long sleeved striped shirt dress from Missguided a winning choice for day time. Add ankle boots and a fedora and you’re on your way. The cost is $47.60.

Anthropologie call this a market shirt dress and we say it could be your go-to office outfit this summer. This $178 piece is fashion forward with its fit-and-flare silhouette and asymmetric hem. Anthropologie scores again with a distinctly different $148 shirt dress in cotton by Maeve. The Pippa swing dress does just that with a drop-waist silhouette and high-low hem.

This midi shirt dress comes from French Connection by way of ASOS. Accented with a drawstring waist, this version of the spring trend is crafted in lightweight crepe for a relaxed fit. The price is $160.96.

Get your Indiana Jones vibe on with the Abercrombie and Fitch faux suede sleeveless shirt dress that is on sale for $46.80. Grab your fedora but leave your bull whip back at camp ‘cause there’s no temple of doom standing in your way when you are sporting this.

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