An Ode to the Shirtdress
As I was picking out my outfit one morning, I reached for yet another loose-fitting dress and realized that for the past week, I’d worn the same thing every single day. Not the exact same dress, but the same style—a shirtdress. Do you have any pieces that you just can’t get enough of?
Apparently I’ve always been a fan of the shirtdress as my closet is filled with them, but I don’t think I ever fully appreciated them until lately. They’re comfortable, stylish, classic and are very versatile. You can wear them to work paired with a blazer or for everyday wear. Dress them up with heels like I did here, or wear them casually with a pair of cute sneakers. Best of all, they fit over my bump and actually accentuate it, which at this state, I kinda love. I might not say that in a few months, but here’s to loving the way my bump looks right now! I haven’t bought a ton of maternity stuff and I love that these dresses work for all stages of life, pregnant or not.
When looking for a perfect shirtdress, the key is to find one that’s straight, but not too wide. I prefer fabrics that don’t have any stretch and are a slightly heavier so they don’t get wrinkled too easily. As for sleeve-length, that’s up to you. I have a good mix of sleevless dresses and long-sleeve dresses, which I typically wear rolled. About half of the shirtdresses I own have waist ties like this chambray one, which give them more shape and make them easier to dress up. If it doesn’t come with a waist tie, there’s no need to fret, just add a belt for a little waist definition!
What type of dresses are your favorites to wear? Why?