Sept 17th, Shirt Dress

I mentioned last week that one of my Top 10 items for fall is a shirt dress- so I thought I’d show you today what I mean!

I bought this cute dress this summer at Off 5th. It’s made by Laundry by Shelli Segal.

When looking for a shirt dress, look for something with:

1. details from a man’s shirt (collar, pockets, button front, cuffed sleeves)

2. Looser fit, waist defined by belt

3. Usually in crisp fabric like cotton

Since I love seeing comparisons, today I’m showing some ‘before’ pictures that I pulled from Pinterest, just to show what in my opinion is not working!

Let’s take photo #1- this gorgeous gal looks like she forgot her pants! To me, this shirt is too loose- and it honestly looks like she borrowed it from her boyfriend and called it good. I do love her sandals though!

Photo #2- This gal also didn’t add a belt to define her waist, which makes this dress a little too shapeless. While I love purple, something about this color seems a little off to me. I also do not like these shoes with this dress. A heel or strappy sandal would have been better.

Photo #3- This gal looks dated. I’m all for vintage- but this pattern just looks frumpy- not modern at all- even her sandals look dated. I do like the cute cardigan and matching belt though…

Photo #4 (ME!) I like this dress because it is in classic black- I can easily add color by adding a cardigan, jewelry or even shoes. Basic black will always be in style! I also love the draping in the front, it is loose- but not too loose and is very comfy! I do notice that something is funky with my belt- I think it got twisted and truth be told- when looking at the photos- I don’t like my shoes much either! They seem a little dated. Time to go shopping! 🙂

Linking up with BonBon Rose girls for Monday Mingle!

 

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5 thoughts on “Sept 17th, Shirt Dress

  1. LOVE your blog and love this dress…one thing for me, though (short legs), I would go with a shoe that doesn’t have a strap. After seeing pictures, I have tossed every pair I own that have an ankle strap. Cuts my leg right off!

    • You are exactly right- the ankle strap is creating a visual ‘cut off’ that makes my legs look shorter! I’ll be getting rid of all ankle strap shoes in my closet too!
      Thanks so much for commenting!

  2. I actually love the vintage librarian vibe of #3, except for the shoes. I think a modern, colourful pair of shoes with a bit of a wedge or heel would take the frumpy edge off of the look.

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