Whether you want to go casual in denim or luxed-up in a to-die-for silky number
Maxi, midi, mini – any length goes when it comes to investing in your trans-seasonal hero.
We’re favouring all things striped and boyish for everywhere from the weekend to the office, but should you fancy something really feminine and versatile, go for something printed or oversized that can be worn both on its own, and tucked neatly into your favourite new-season denim buys.
Styling-wise, those savvy street style stars have taught us a thing or two about making our shirt dresses really go the distance.Whether it’s with heels and a printed clutch for the evenings or a denim jacket and boots for the weekend, there are endless styling possibilities with these wardrobe staples.
Take your cue from the runways, and particularly designers like Calvin Klein, Comme des Garçons and Vetements, and opt for a sporty spin by styling a midi dress with trainers. Another way to get maximum mileage out of this year-round favourite is to take your cue from the front rows and try layering with a pair of printed cigarette pants and heels: it’s all about wearing dresses over trousers again after all.
Those feeling brave might want to try a crop top over a crisp white shirt (a look favoured by everyone form street style stars to catwalks supers), and make sure to mix and match prints and colour ways. Deck chair stripes are particularly big this season.
Or, keep your look classic and wear over some ankle-grazing jeans, pointed pumps and a bag as versatile as the dress – a cross-body bag.
Scroll down to shop our edit of the best shirt dresses that every woman should own.
This season’s iconic deck chair stripes, best worn with red heels.
Tap into the utility trend.
Orange is most definitely the new black as far as this shirt dress is concerned.
Shop now: W’S Shirt Dress for £79 from Woolrich
A classic with a twist.
Team with normcore sandals.
Experiment with colour for summer and team this with a nude wedge.
Tie the bow of extra glam points or leave loose for a more casual look.
Shop now: Magdalena dress for £85 from Levi’s
Simple and understated. Wear with trainers or heels.
Put emphasis on your waist with the statement bow belt.
Opt for statement sleeves with this frock.
Shirt dressing has never been so chic.
Shop now: Zoe shirt dress for £125 from RETAILER
A shirt dress doesn’t have to be boring. Team this with statement earrings.
Add a pop of colour to this shirt dress by teaming it with red sandals.
Add this to your summer workwear wardrobe.
Team this with gold sandals for the chicest evening look.
Keep your workwear on point with this blush number.