The days are getting longer, and we are all anticipating pulling out our spring wardrobes for the impending thaw. One of the spring pieces we are super excited about is the shirt dress. It’s versatile, comfy, and looks absolutely adorable on just about anyone. The shirt dress is quite literally a long shirt that is worn as a dress. The trend offers a wide variety of lengths and sleeve styles, so allow yourself to get a little creative and fashion an array of outfits from one straightforward dress. Read on for our top five ways to style this trendy piece.
It’s a warm and sunny spring day. You’re feeling the spring vibes and want to dress for the weather. Enter the shirt dress that you can wear with or without a jacket, depending on the temperature. Just throw on a pair of cute sneakers and enjoy the air outside. Wear a fun design and cinch it with a thin belt. Choose a denim shirt dress if you want a warmer fabric in those earlier days of spring that are still chilly. If you’re feeling sunnier, then opt for bright colors, floral prints, or pretty pinstripes on whites. You’ll look and feel spring fabulous.
Black leggings are an absolute favorite with the shirt dress look. If it’s still a bit too cold to venture out or you’re trying to find a more professional variation on your shirt dress, then put on a pair of leggings. Wear long black leggings under a flattering white shirt dress and a silk patterned scarf with ankle boots, and you’re set for almost any occasion. Go bold and wear a red shirt dress over cropped black leggings, a stand-out belt, and leather boots for an eye-catching yet comfortable look. Alternatively, wear printed leggings under a black shirt dress for something a little more interesting and creative that doesn’t compromise on style. Leggings under a shirt dress makes for an effortless look, so give it a go and explore what feels best for you.
The next best item to wear under a shirt dress is a pair of great jeans. If you want to add denim to your look, skinny jeans or jeggings to nicely contrast the shirt dress. Feel free to explore different washes and lengths of jeans. Dress it up a little by wearing a sleeveless shirt dress with a belt over skinny jeans and stilettos. Go for a fresh spring appeal by wearing a light wash jean and a lightly colored button-up shirt dress with three-quarter-length sleeves. The sleeker design of the shirt will dress up those light wash jeans. Wear with your favorite cute flats and you have a perfect springtime go-to outfit.
Has spring brought more showers than you hoped? You can still enjoy all the freedom and cuteness of a shirt dress despite any unfavorable weather. In fact, a shirt dress looks absolutely adorable under a trench coat or women’s raincoat and your favorite rain boots. This is the ultimate cute casual spring look. Even if the weather reigns fair, a shirt dress almost always styles well with a jacket on top. Dress up a white shirt dress with a well-tailored black blazer and knee-high black boots. Pair the same shirt dress with a denim jacket and sneaks for an effortless look. A perfect transitional jacket from cold weather into summer is a leather jacket. The leather will pair nicely with the lightness of a shirt dress, making it a great transitional look.
The best part about shirt dresses is their versatility. Depending on how you style them, you can wear the same shirt dress for almost any occasion. Be sure to glam it up by picking a maxi-length shirt dress. Wear with some strappy heels and you’re set for a night out. The extra length of a maxi dress adds sophistication and glamour to your otherwise casual style.
With all the different shirt dress designs available, you are certain to find styles that will take you from spring and all the way into the fall. Looking effortlessly gorgeous has never been so easy.