Shirts That Are Dresses

Shirts that are actually dresses - prettyshinysparkly.com

Clockwise, from top left: Diane von Furstenburg, Trovata, Giambattista Valli,
Vince, Malene Birger

I think shirt dresses are supremely cute. If you know me, you know that I am a firm believer that menswear on a woman feminizes her image even more–explaining my propensity (fetish?) for wearing only mens’ watches. Right now it’s a Stuhrling Original, if you’re curious. But I think the key to pulling off the shirt dress, which is characteristically lacking a waist (men don’t really have much of one, you see) is to cinch it with a tie, ribbon, or (my fave) a belt. Pair it with some tights or go bare-legged and crazy–just make sure they’re heels you’re wearing. Oxfords could be overkill.

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8 Comments

  1. 03.25.2010 / 11:16 am

    yes yes yes! i love shirt dresses!! perfect with tights or without tights! i’m really digging this last one with eyelets!! great finds!

  2. 03.25.2010 / 2:51 pm

    Shirt dress or not… if its a dress… Im a fan! And I really love that shirt/dress that has the ruffle part on the bottom…

  3. 03.25.2010 / 6:29 pm

    I love them all, especially the DVF. I about died at the prices, but a girl can dream. I feel too fat to wear them now but hopefully I can wear them this spring and summer!

    • Shannon
      03.26.2010 / 4:03 pm

      i could not agree more!! i am in LOVE

  4. 03.25.2010 / 11:12 pm

    Loving the black and white one. That’s a great sash.

  5. 03.26.2010 / 5:44 pm

    And the great thing is you can always just try out the concept by grabbing your BF/Dad’s/Hubby’s dress shirt, cinching it with a belt, pairing it with some leggings/tights, and you’re out the door.

  6. Valerie H.
    03.27.2010 / 12:48 am

    I just bought an adorable shirt dress from “Shabby Apple” and they offer 10%off to first timers that sign up for their emails!

  7. Holly Cunningham
    04.01.2010 / 6:46 am

    Very cute & “Spring-like” – I particularly love that DVF top, it’s different!(I hate going somewhere and seeing the SAME outfit on someone else…)

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