Do a Shimmy for Shirt Dresses!

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  • Author Mithran Balakrishnan
  • Published February 27, 2010
  • Word count 530

Trends in shirt dresses are always being updated, but the shirt dress itself never quite goes out of style. Shake what your mama gave you wherever you go in shirt dresses ' the dynamic designs range from shirt and flirty to button up and formal, but are always a flattering fit for every body type.' Having a few shirt dresses to choose from for those off days will help pick up your mood and your self esteem in seconds!

Typically, shirt dresses are defined by a long button-down front, collared neckline, and cinched waist. However, shirt dresses have really taken on some fabulous forms by simply extending the bottom of any style top to dress-length. If you don't know your favorite style in shirt dresses already, this guide to shirt dresses will light the way to a confident decision on the right one for you!

Boyfriend Shirt Dresses

These shirt dresses are designed to mimic that sexy-casual, slightly disheveled look when you're hanging around the house in your 'boyfriend's' shirt.' James Perse conquers this look by keeping a slightly mysterious femininity intact with the 'Pocket Tee Dress.' At first glance, shirt dresses like this one might look a bit too casual but rest assured that when you put on a pair of ankle boots and silver bangles to complement the plunging v-neck and oversized sleeves, you become runway material!

For a twist on the boyfriend's flannel shirt, shirt dresses in tailored plaid are a fabulously fitted alternative! Alloy's 'Plaid Shirt Dress' is perfect for the girl-next-door look, simply add a jean purse and a pair of brown suede riding boots to spice it up! Shirt dresses in plaid and flannel are the best way to add a feminine edge to a less delicate pattern.

Shirt Dresses That Steal Sex Appeal

At one end of the spectrum, we had shirt dresses based on men's shirts. Here, at the other end, we get to fawn over trends in shirt dresses that inspire mischief and mayhem!' These shirt dresses scream for a night out on the town, or even a business casual luncheon. Paired with the perfect strappy heel, the 'Tiffany T-Shirt Dress' by Alternative Apparel transforms into that little black dress. Add a long pendant necklace and a delicate women's watch to complete the look that says you are sexy, yet relaxed enough for cotton!

For a more grown up look in shirt dresses, a must-see is the 'Square Neck Belted Shirt Dress' by ABS. Shirt dresses with a wide belt to pull in the waistline are always a flattering choice. The square neckline adds another unique element while the subtle patterns and border designs are pleasing to the eye. Slip this shirt dress on for your next cocktail party or pair it with black tights to wear to the office.

We could go on and on about shirt dresses we love, but it's time to take a look for yourself! Don't miss the full-length shirt dresses as a wonderful alternative to the summer dress or evening gown. Even if you would rather stay in on a Friday night, these shirt dresses are sure to keep things exciting.

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