How To Wear A Shirt Dress (And Look Smashing!)

If you’re looking for comfort and versatility for Summer 2012 fashion, you’ll want to add a light and breezy shirtdress to your wardrobe. These dresses feel so light and airy as they brush against your skin plus look flattering on just about everyone. Confused about how to wear the adaptable little shirt dress? Here are some tips:

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1. Choose a Versatile Color

The beauty of a shirtdress is it can be interchanged with so many other pieces in your wardrobe. To make it more versatile, choose a neutral shade such as black, gray, or white so you can team it up with almost everything else in your closet. Once you see how good a shirtdress feels and how flattering it looks, you’ll probably want several of these springtime dresses.

2. Use the Power of Layering

Try wearing a shirtdress over a pretty shell or camisole for spring. Layering can add a whole new dimension to your wardrobe and give you a chance to wear tops that may not have looked appropriate on their own. While a tank top may look too casual for the office, put it under an airy shirtdress along with an eye catching belt and you have a light, yet professional look for school or office. For a more casual affair, try wearing a shirtdress layered over leggings, a pair of Capri pants, or a slim pair or trousers. Add a big, slouchy summer tote and you have a stylish and comfortable look for vacation sightseeing.

3. Use Belts

Shirtdresses were made to show off unusual belts. Try an extra thick belt to make your waist look smaller and add definition to the line of your outfit. The right belt has the power to transform the look of a shirtdress and you can create an infinite number of looks simply by changing your choice of belts. Wear a belt in a shade similar to the dress or go all out and pick a bright, contrasting belt. Try pairing a black shirtdress and black leggings with a thick belt in a vibrant yellow shade for a great springtime look.

4. Shoes

For a casual occasion, combine a shirtdress with a pair of comfortable ballet flats. Team it up with a pair of open toe sandals to go anywhere from the shopping center to the beach. For cooler days, a pair of tights and boots ranging in length from ankle to below the knee can really play up the casual flair of a shirtdress. For a dressier occasion, enhance it with sheer hose, some moderately high heels and pretty gold jewelry. As you can see, this style of dress goes almost anywhere.

5. Jewelry and Accessories

The shirtdress looks best with simple, polished jewelry. Try wearing it with moderate sized polished hoops in silver or gold along with several bangle bracelets in gold or silver. A long flowing scarf can also add a unique fashion twist to the versatile shirt dress.

Don’t be afraid to experiment and accessorize to find a look that’s uniquely yours. Shirtdresses are a great way to make a strong fashion statement going into spring. On Ployvore

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