With the weather getting warmer everyone is in need of a summer wardrobe that is effortlessly cool. Let us present to you the ultimate fashion item: the shirt dress. Stylish, comfortable and amazingly flattering, shirt dresses will be your go-to item for Spring/Summer. The best part? These dresses will remain timeless, making them a great investment piece for years to come. Blogger Luisa from A Stylish Something loves our shirt dresses just as much as we do and explains exactly why they’re perfect for this season.
When Laura Ashley asked if I would like to choose a look from their new season collection, I was instantly drawn to their shirt dresses. I find this style of dress such an easy shape to wear for many different occasions. As far as dresses go, the shirt dress is a wardrobe staple. No longer confined to formal office wear, the shirt dress is modern and will become your go-to dress.
I fell in love with the print of this Sleeveless Check Shirt Dress. As someone who is drawn to blacks and grey’s, a hint of colour and pattern creates a refreshing addition to my wardrobe and is perfect for a brighter summer look.
The fabric is beautiful and hangs perfectly, skimming all those bits we want it to, whilst the belted waist creates the perfect feminine silhouette.
One of the things I love about this dress is the midi-length; this is my favourite length of dress to wear and perfectly on-trend. Another is the button up front; this allows you to change the look and feel of the dress by either unbuttoning a couple of buttons at the neck or a few of the bottom buttons for a more relaxed, sassy look.
I paired this dress with a denim jacket for a dressed down style that I would wear for an everyday look. You could equally style this shirt dress up with heels and a clutch for a special occasion; it is so easily wearable.
The red Linen Belted Shirt Dress is such a classic summer dress, again perfect for any occasion or an ideal holiday dress. The pleats down the front and back and the belted waist make this shirt dress super flattering. I instantly felt sophisticated and summery in it.
This linen dress is a great investment piece that you will wear year after year, as the classic shape will never date, and the options for dressing it up or down are endless. It would look fabulous teamed with navy accessories for nautical style.
I teamed both dresses with this gorgeous Woven Straw Bucket Bag. This is my new favourite bag, as it is roomy enough to fit all the bits of ‘stuff’ which I deem necessary to carry, whilst still looking effortlessly stylish. The neutral colour works with any outfit, so it would make a perfect everyday bag.
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