Shirt dresses are a classic style inspired by the silhouette of a man’s button-front shirt. Although they can sometimes seem a little plain and shapeless on the hanger, they are really a chic and versatile thing to have in your closet. Here are ten easy ways to style a shirt dress you might not have thought of.
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1. Wear a Shirt Dress with Heels, a Clutch and Bare Legs
If you want to look sexy in a shirt dress, this is the way to do it. Heels and bare legs with a short, sassy shirt dress is going to make it look like you grabbed your hubby’s shirt and didn’t bother with pants.
Make sure your legs look attractive bare because this way of wearing a shirtdress does not look good with pantyhose. It’s fair to say that the older you are, the trickier this look is. If you think it can work for you, be sure to keep it classy by adding a sophisticated clutch, designer shoes, and some high-end accessories.
2. Try Bootie with a Shirtdress
Booties can also look super cute and very modern with a Shirtdress and don’t worry, it won’t be a clunky look. Sleek leather or suede booties with a pointy toe elongate the legs and give you a chic look.
2. Pair a Shirt Dress with Sneakers
Sneakers with a shirtdress are cute, comfy and much easier to wear at middle age than heels. Choose lace-up or slip-on statement sneakers. The thicker the sole, the trendier the look.
3. Layer a Shirt Dress over Leggings or Skinny Jeans
If you feel your shirt dress is too short to wear it as a dress, wear it as a tunic shirt with leggings. Black or white leggings are usually best. Avoid patterns even if you are wearing a solid colored shirtdress. They don’t look classy.
4. Slip a Long Vest over a Shirtdress
A long sleeveless vest in a neutral color worn over a solid color shirtdress or a print shirtdress such as a stripe or floral can look very chic
5. Unbutton Your Shirtdresss
Use your shirt dress as a layering piece, wearing it partly unbuttoned to reveal a camisole underneath or all the way open like a long jacket. It’s very feminine when you are strategically undone, and when you wear it with a belt or tie waist, it creates a feminine, figure-flattering silhouette.
6. Throw a Jean Jacket Over a Shirtdress
A cure jean jacket or cropped boyfriend blazer looks cute and perky with a Shirt Dress.
7. Choose a Fit and Flare Shirt Dress if You are Pear-Shaped
If you are pear-shaped, choose a shirt dress with an A-line or flared bottom. A regular shirt straight cut shirt dress may be too tight across the hips.
8. Pair Skinny Jeans with a Shirtdress
Skinny jeans that grab the ankles are almost like leggings and can look great with a crisp cotton shirt dress with a collar. Heels look great with this chic duo.
9. Roll up Your Sleeves to Look Sporty
Push or roll up your sleeves to create a youthful and sporty 3/4 length. Some shirt dresses come with roll-tab sleeves, which are ideal.
10. Combine it with a Boyfriend Cardigan
A long cozy boyfriend cardigan can be an excellent layering piece for a shirt dress, especially when the shirt dress is on the silky side.
11. Switch Out the Self-Belt for a New Vibe
The self-belt that often comes with a shirt dress can make your dress seem average and not so figure-flattering. Try a different belt -leather, chain, or rope belt to add some style.
12. Wear a Shirtdress with Flat Sandals
Many shirt dresses are on the short side, which is why they look good with flats.
13. Try a Collarless Shirt Dress
Collarless shirt dresses are a softer take on the look (perfect for more feminine styles.
14. Add Feminine Jewelry For Balance
Balance the masculine vibe of a shirt dress by wearing pretty jewelry, a beautiful bag, and some sexy sandals or feminine shoes.
15. Hourglass? Avoid Boxy Shirtdresses
If you have a defined waist, choose a shirt dress with a slight taper at the waist to avoid looking shapeless and bulky. A drawstring waist will give you shape too, or belt your waist.
What do you think? Are you ready to give a shirt dress a go?
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Shirtdresses are versatile and comfortable, making them a popular wardrobe staple for women of all ages. In this blog post, we'll explore some tips and tricks for styling a shirtdress for women aged 30 plus.
Accessorize: Add a belt to cinch the waist and create a more defined silhouette. Pair the shirtdress with statement jewelry such as a chunky necklace or earrings to add some sparkle to the outfit.
Layering: Shirtdresses can be layered with a denim jacket, cardigan, or blazer for a more polished look. Layering also adds depth and dimension to the outfit.
Footwear: Pair the shirtdress with ankle boots, sneakers, or strappy sandals for a more casual look. For a dressier occasion, opt for high heels or wedges.
Tights: During the cooler months, pair the shirtdress with tights or leggings to keep warm and add some texture to the outfit.
Patterns: Shirtdresses come in a variety of patterns such as stripes, florals, and polka dots. Choose a pattern that complements your personal style and pair it with neutral accessories to let the dress shine.
Length: Shirtdresses come in varying lengths, from mini to midi to maxi. Choose a length that flatters your body type and complements your personal style.
Color: Shirtdresses come in a range of colors, from classic white to bold hues. Choose a color that complements your skin tone and pairs well with your existing wardrobe.
In conclusion, shirtdresses are a versatile and stylish wardrobe staple for women aged 30 plus. With the right accessories and styling, shirtdresses can be dressed up or down for any occasion. Experiment with different patterns, lengths, and colors to find the perfect shirtdress for your personal style.
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