10th Commandment: May 20
May 20, 2014
The shirtdress is a great way to blend masculine and feminine shapes. When I wear my shirtdresses, the first thing I do is lose that flimsy tie belt in favor of something with more substance. I want to define my waist, not wrap a ribbon around it and hope for the best. For this navy and white dress, I would try a wide cognac belt like this oh-so-perfect calfskin belt from Brooks Brothers that has no buckle so you don’t have to worry about mixing metals.
While searching for shirt dresses, I also found this basic black dress from H&M and this relaxed Chambray dress from Gap (also in petite and tall). If you’d like more of a DvF feel, try this lattice dress from Jones New York. Prefer the look of a sleeveless shirtdress? This crisp white dress from JNY is lovely, and this black and white print dress from Gilt would be perfect for summertime brunch.
Plus-size: The DKNYC dress above comes in plus-sizes, as does this black Karen Kane shirt dress. Petite: This ikat shirtdress from Banana is sublime, and I’ve had my eye on this Anthropologie shirtdress for weeks (both come in misses sizes).