Post by IHB Contributor, Sophia Smith
Modern-day takes on shirting had been trending for the past few seasons, but 2016 was all about the somewhat longer version of shirts. This season, fashion runways showed that the so-called shirt dresses are going to stick around for a little bit longer. Those versatile pieces are going to rule the streets and fashion events so you better make sure you have at least one in your wardrobe.
I’ve decided to present you five gorgeous pieces, each under $100.
Triangles, rectangles, maze-like lines – you name it. As a certain homage to the 70s and the 80s fashion, eye-catching geometric shapes are back in the game. Elegant black and white pattern design of this dress can easily work with the minimalistic wardrobe, but the laid-back fit makes this piece a perfect addition to anyone’s weekend attire. Depending on whether it’s combined with heels or flats, this shirt can complement nicely any day-to-night outfit.
Dorothy Perkins – Geo Print Shirt Dress
$89.95 – BUY NOW
Nights in Satin
The oversized satin shirt is a must-have piece in every women’s wardrobe. Make it a shirt dress, and you’ve got yourself a pretty versatile piece. Soft velvet-silk material brings a dash of elegance into every outfit and this khaki colour will make you look very chic. Combine it with a pair of over-the-knee boots and golden jewellery and you’ll be ready to rule the night. For a daytime appropriate outfit, pair it with skinny jeans or cigarette trousers to achieve the business casual look.
Meshki – Andrea Satin Shirt Dress
$69.95 – BUY NOW
Polo shirts are one of those things that never really go out of style. Although it’s usually associated with men’s fashion, famous Polo collar can be easily incorporated into ladylike style. Button placket and long sleeves are there to keep you warm, but bodycon fit and thigh-high hemline will emphasise your perfect body and killer gams.
Asos – Long Sleeve Polo Shirt Dress
$43.10 – BUY NOW
Florals For Spring
Groundbreaking or not, florals are one of the spring season’s classics and always a good idea. Long back and ¾ sleeves give this shirt dress casual but chic vibe. Pastel pink shade and floral print will make you look elegant and loose cut can help hide any imperfections on your body. Wear it with ankle boots or ballerina pumps – it’s up to your preference because both will look great.
Boohoo – Violeta Floral Shirt Dress
$40.00 – BUY NOW
Wrap it up
Different wrapping techniques are among the hottest design details this season and this wrap front shirt dress responds perfectly to the trend. Black colour, long sleeves and the above-the-knee hemline makes this dress a perfect piece for your 9-to-5 job and beyond. The lightweight material makes it suitable for warm spring days, but the layering possibilities are numerous as well. Add a pair of tights and a blazer and you’ll be ready for chilly mornings and evenings.
Affordable prices, body-flattering cuts and fashionistas’ green light – this shirt dresses trend indeed has it all. Now, go shopping and don’t wait too long – the stocks may be emptied soon. Happy hunting!
Missguided – Long Sleeve Wrap Front Shirt Dress
$40.00 – BUY NOW
Sophia Smith is Australian based beauty, fashion and lifestyle blogger. She has a great passion for DIY projects and latest fashion trends. Sophia writes mostly in beauty and fashion related topics, mainly through blogs and articles. She is regular contributor at High Style Life.