We’re suckers for a timeless dress, and admittedly the shirt dress is one of our all-time favorites. Aside from the fact that it’s a regular amongst tastemakers like Chiara Ferragni of The Blonde Salad and Leandra Medine of The Man Repeller, it’s warm-weather friendly and works for every style type, making it a true closet keeper.
Scroll through for 12 examples of how to wear the shirt dress this summer, and treat yourself to one with the shopping section at the end!
Who: Leigh Lezark
Style Tip: Try a shirt dress with sharp lines, and pair it with a structured black purse, and heeled ankle boots.
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Who: Ali Larter
Style Tip: For a weekend outfit worthy of praise, wrap a belt around your shirt dress, toss a boho bag over your shoulders, and finish the look with a pair of suede ankle booties!
The Blonde Salad
Preen by Thorton Bregazzi
A.L.C. Pre-Fall 2014
Style Tip: Our love for minimal style is well documented, which is why we’re swooning over this delightfully simple iteration of the shirt dress. Pair yours with loafers and you’re as good as gold!
Prabal Gurung Pre-Fall 2014
Style Tip: Pick a shirt dress in a pastel hue, and button it all of the way up. For extra appeal, layer a thin, long-sleeved shirt underneath and accessorize with cool-girl boots.
Who: Tamu McPherson of All The Pretty Birds
Style Tip: Pair a sleeveless shirt dress with espadrilles and a bright necklace for a laidback, beachy vibe.
Thakoon Addition Spring 2014
Style Tip: Wear a pair of Bermuda shorts under your shirt dress, and unbutton the dress up to the waist for a unique styling look.
Scroll down to shop our favorite shirt dresses for summer!
Wren Contrast Chambray Shirt Dress ($175)
We’re totally digging the two tones on this short-sleeve shirt dress!
MSGM Embellished Cotton Poplin & Ottoman Dress ($1160)
We’ll be the first ones to say it: we’d definitely feel like the coolest girl at the party in this embellished shirt dress.
Suno Pleated Shirt Dress ($695)
This is the perfect work-to-drinks transitional dress!
Steven Alan New Classic Shirtdress ($107)
This cheerful, striped dress would make any girl look like an instant babe.
Sophie Hulme Gold Chain Cotton Shirt Dress ($403)
Invest in a crisp, white shirt dress and you’ll thank yourself for years to come.
Zara Poplin Shirtdress ($40)
Call us crazy, but this dress makes us want to book a jungle safari, stat.
Anthropologie Scattered Curves Shirt Dress ($178)
Just try not to feel more feminine in this pink printed dress!