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How to Wear a Shirt Dress

The shirt dress is a wardrobe staple that can be transformed from an off-duty weekend look to celebrity chic in a matter of seconds. Learn how to style yours and you will wear it year after year with our handy edit on how to wear your shirt dress.


A shirt dress is a versatile wardrobe must-have. They’re perfect for wearing on a casual basis but can also be suited to more glamourous occasions. So whether you’re pushing for an edgy look, keeping it cool and casual, or getting glam for a night out; you’ll be set to make a big impression at any occasion with our style tips on how to create a flawless look.

Push your look to the edge

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Add some edge to your daytime look with a denim shirt dress. Team your denim shirt dress with heeled ankle boots or add a pair of block heeled sandals with cut-out details. Studded and metallic hardware will give your look a cool, edgy vibe. You can also opt for a sharply tailored shirt dress – wear with knee-length shorts and studded block heels to finish off your look. If the weather gets a little cold, add a leather jacket on top.

Go off-duty in style

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A shirt dress is the perfect frock for an off-duty weekend look or a more casual day in the office. Go for khaki tones for a fresh take on the utility trend, or try a gingham printfor an on-trend daytime look. Pair your shirt dress with espadrilles for a laid back summer vibe, or opt for trainers for a more relaxed feel. Keep your casual look minimal and pair a crisp white shirt dress with a pair of loafers for an effortlessly chic outfit.

Add some sparkle to your wardrobe

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Pick an embellished shirt dress and team it with sky-high heels for a celebrity-chic look. Floaty shirt dresses are also a perfect pick for an elegant evening out. Pair with barely-there heeled sandals and finish with red lippy for a romantic night. Style your shirt dress with gold bangles and a gold clutch for a glamorous yet simple look. For subtle sexiness, wrap a belt around your shirt dress to create an instant hourglass silhouette. Choose a skinny belt to make a statement and accentuate your waistline.