Shirt dresses tend to channel a distinctly corporate vibe, but these breezy dresses are perfect for just about any occasion. Sure, some may skew perfectly posh, but there are plenty that evoke casual style and even sex appeal. Here are eight flattering styles you’ll love to show off throughout the season.
The great thing about a shirt dress is that you will never look anything but pulled together. A casual date may occasionally leave you wondering what to wear, but that’s easily solved with this Collective Concepts Shirtdress ($88). A fresh, seasonally appropriate color, a relaxed fit, and a collarless design all lend it a modern vibe that’s perfect for date night.
Not all shirt dresses are built alike. This BCBGMAXAZRIA Daly V-Neck Shirt Dress ($89) features pull-on styling instead of the traditional button-front design. Building on the casual comfort of a T-shirt, this mini’s bold navy piping offsets the ethereal print perfectly.
An asymmetrical zip front and yellow gold zip details make this Calvin Klein Moto Shirtdress ($70.80) an edgy option for the office—and because it’s a little bolder, it makes a smooth transition to after hours, too.
Of course, you don’t want to discount the traditional silhouette altogether. This Jones New York Shirt Dress ($98) is immaculately tailored, but feels summery thanks to its sleeveless style and uplifting green hue.
A shirt dress you can wear at the beach? Absolutely. From Tommy Bahama, the Shirred Side Polo Dress ($88) is perfect to throw on over a swimsuit if you’re strolling the boardwalk, but is also appropriate for a country club setting thanks to its preppy style.
If you prefer investing in a “forever” dress that you’ll wear for years to come, look no further than Diane von Furstenberg. Known for her stunning wrap dresses, the designer also crafts flawless shirt dresses, like Hilary ($375). Consider it the ultimate investment piece: the deep berry hue is as timeless as any neutral, and it’s versatile enough to wear anywhere.
Short hemlines aren’t for everyone. Stay cool in this MICHAEL Michael Kors Maxi Shirt Dress ($72), an ankle-skimming style that features side slits and a detachable belt.
Don’t be afraid to rock a loud print! The masterful design of this Maison Jules Shirtdress ($79) makes it easy, thanks to a classic geometric print boosted by a rainbow of purples and blues.
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