This season sees the arrival of many amazing and new styles in terms of fashion. One of our favourite on trend garments is the ‘shirt dress’. Just one of these pieces will take you through so many occasions and looks. And with styles from Avoca, Noa Noa, Sea Salt, Masai, Sahara and Part Two, you are spoilt for choice! They can come with fuller skirts, loosely tailored or even in a tunic style.
There are so many ways to wear a shirt style dress. For example, layered with knitwear over the top and some tights underneath, you have a perfect autumn/winter outfit. But thanks to the loose fitting of many of these styles, they can be worn as a beautiful dress all on it’s own in the warmer months (if we get any!). Paired with some fabulous Katie Kerr sandals it is a really chic and effortlessly smart summer outfit. Equally, with some flat pumps, you have a relaxed every day version, which is not only comfortable but stylish.
Additionally, many of these dresses are also ideal for work wear. Thanks to the collar there is a more formal and tailored look to the top of the piece, which can be highlighted to create a work appropriate outfit. Worn with tights and smart shoes, you have instantly got a really smart work ensemble.
In terms of fabrics, there is a whole lot of choice. From beautiful cotton to sheer viscose and even denim; simply the material these style of dresses are made of have a diverse range. On top of that, there are many patterns including this gorgeous Sea salt number, which has a ditsy print made up of tiny anchors. Emily & Fin are a fantastic brand to go with if you like real 1950’s style. With a contemporary update on the most feminine retro shapes, these dresses are so unique.
With so many options, we think it’s time everyone invested in a shirt dress!