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Shirt dresses are a long-standing wardrobe basic, rather than a trend you’ll tire of before the next season arrives.
And whether you’re heading into cooler months or warmer months the shirt dress is a classic staple for every wardrobe.
You can team it with strappy heels or platform sandals in summer or knee-length boots and a coat in winter.
It’s a timeless style and will never look dated.
Keep reading for ideas for how to style your shirt dress for any season or occasion, plus 23 of the best shirt dresses around now, both affordable and luxury.
The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton certainly knows how
to style a shirt dress,
regularly appearing in classic pieces. She may even be a fan of the not-so-classic style, seen recently in a
print shirt dress
at a royal engagement.
Whether it’s a classic or a contemporary style shirt dress, these wardrobe staples all have multiple options when it comes to styling.
A true gem in a capsule wardrobe in particular, where there’s less hanging in your closet but what is there is versatile and work together.
When dressing for summer a shirt dress is an easy to style option. For a casual lunch with friends you might pair it with some chunky sandals or a pair of sneakers. Or for something a little dressier try some light sandals or wedge heels.
For the in-between seasons you could try a long sleeve shirt dress with some ankle boots or sneakers, and perhaps an oversized denim jacket or a trench coat.
You could also try layering your shirt dress over some pants or jeans for a little added warmth.
And in winter you can layer until your warm, combining a chunky knit, a long coat and even some knee-high boots. You could also try a slim fitting turtleneck knit or raised neck t-shirt under your dress for some added insulation.
Check out the 9 images I've included below for some more ideas regarding how to style a shirt dress no matter the weather or occasion.
Plus my edit of 23 of the most chic shirt dresses available now, but valuable in your wardrobe for years to come.
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