I adore shirtdresses. They are flattering, effortless, and make the perfect transition pieces as we move into fall. Wear them to the office, shopping with the girls, and pretty much anywhere in between.
Whether paired with a delicate strand of pearls, a statement necklace or a bold pair of earrings (all work equally well), a shirtdress ensures you will be the most polished girl at <insert any destination>. Wear them with slides or pointy flats for a casual, elegant look. Depending on the style and fabric, you can pair with stiletto sandals or pointy pumps too (the former for date night, the latter as a corporate casual staple). Mix up your belts to get even more mileage out of these classic pieces.
Plus, you can wear your shirtdresses well into fall with the addition of cozy layers. Once the weather cools, add a cardi, turtleneck, blazer or coat (or all of the above!). Tights make a great addition too, keeping you toasty and adding textural interest to the look. My favorite fall styling tips? Mix colors, textures, and layer, layer, and then layer some more.
For example, cinch a cotton gingham shirtdress with a leather belt; just add a nubby cardigan, your favorite loafers (hardware embellishment is a bonus) and a wool camel trench coat for a look that is simultaneously feminine and “borrowed from the boys.” A silk version provides a more sophisticated take on this classic piece and looks phenomenal at the office with a blazer, tights, and stilettos. Once the clock strikes 6, undo one teensy button (or two), let your hair down and head out to happy hour. Easy peasy! Even my lightweight seersucker frock will look great paired with a wool blazer (I’ll be reaching for this one in navy or this pink pick) and pointy tweed or herringbone flats.
Whether you want classic, minimalist and modern, or elegant (or a mishmash of all three!), there are some lovely pieces available right now. So, I scoured my favorite shops to find the best shirtdresses out there. With that, here is a roundup of 15 shirtdresses that will carry you from summer to fall in style. Happy shopping!
PS: Shirtdress obsessed like me? Check out this post to see how I styled one of my favorites!