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Shirt dress - from brutal to elegant look

Shirt dress - from brutal to elegant look

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  1. Who is going to?
  2. A bit of history
  3. Features
  4. Evening
  5. Homemade
  6. Denim
  7. Fitted
  8. In business style
  9. Free
  10. Dress Safari
  11. Popular colors
  12. Stylish prints
  13. Length
  14. Fashion trends
  15. What to wear?
  16. Accessories
  17. Footwear

The high popularity of such versatile and comfortable outfits, like a shirt dress, has been celebrated for more than a year. Dresses of this style can be seen in the wardrobe of many fashionistas.

Who is going to?

Although this style of dresses is considered universal, the choice of dress should take into account the nuances of their figure.

If the girl is thin, and her figure resembles a rectangle, it is recommended to choose a straight shirt dress, which will be of light fabric, have a midi length and a light shade.

Girls with a feminine figure, resembling an hourglass, you can wear both loose and fitted dress-shirts of any length. If the figure is disproportionate (the upper or lower part is full), you should stop your choice on a spacious model of the dress without a pattern and without a belt.

A shirt dress is often acquired and worn by women who like conservative and simple, but elegant clothes. This is a popular style among fans of minimalism and girls who want to wear cozy and elegant dresses at the same time.

A bit of history

This style of dresses was invented by the famous Coco Chanel in the 20th century, when the legendary designer decided to borrow a comfortable shirt from men and adapt it to a female figure.

The appearance of a dress-shirt in the women's wardrobe created a sensation in the women's fashion. Since then, this style is claimed by women, although from time to time it changes and adapts according to the tendencies of time.

In the 50s, such a dress was modified by Christian Dior, appearing in his new collections. In the 60s, the popularity of this style increased significantly both in the USSR and abroad. Dress-shirts are increasingly began to appear on the covers of magazines and on the catwalks. In the 80s, Yves Saint-Laurent, who was promoting safari style at the time, liked the model.


A dress shirt is a dress of mostly straight cut, in which there is no pronounced waist, but often there is a collar and sleeves.

For most models, collars are presented with a stand or turn-down option. The sleeve can be fixed and supplemented with cuffs, but it can be absent. On the back of the shirt-dress there is usually a fold, and if the product is slightly fitted, the folds are also present in the front.

Almost all dress-shirts are buttoned, like men's shirts. In this case, the buttons are located openly or hidden under the slat. For sewing dresses of this style, mainly natural fabric is used - flax, wool, jeans, corduroy, cotton and other. Most of the dresses have a uniform color, but there are also models with ornaments and embroidery on the hem, cuffs or collar.


A short silk dress shirt will be a good choice for a party. To this, along with pick up shoes with high heels and interesting clutch.

You can also create an image suitable for a date or party based on a casual shirt-dress model, choosing bright shoes, a handbag and a belt.

The color of the dress can also act as an accent for evening bow. To do this, select a saturated color model by adding the costume jewelry in a contrasting suitable color, and an unforgettable look is guaranteed.

An interesting evening option would also be a black dress shirt to the floor.Put on his heel shoes, make a festive styling and pick up a small handbag. Leave a few buttons at the top and bottom unbuttoned.


The dress of this style is ideal as a dress that is worn at home. Home dress shirt sew from soft and comfortable to wear fabrics. They emphasize femininity and are much better suited as daily home wear than bathrobes.


The shirt dress, made of jeans, is very popular these days thanks to its successful silhouette and practical use. Models of thin jeans have a free cut and medium length. In such dresses, the material drapes perfectly and emphasizes the figure.

The outfit is both comfortable and stylish. It is complemented by a belt, a voluminous leather bag, large accessories and flat shoes.

From a denim shirt dress you get an excellent base for everyday wardrobe. By choosing different accessories for it, you can create the desired style (for example, urban or ethnic) in order to get practical and original bows for every day.

No less attractive and denim models that can be called strict classics. They are distinguished by a turn-down collar, a through-bar, and pockets. To create a retro-image, you can pick up an indigo shade product with embroidery, adding a soft bag and large glasses to the dress on the platform.


Such models of dress-shirts are distinguished by underlined details of the cut, thanks to which their use helps in demonstrating the merits of a slim figure.

In the fitted dresses, shirts have tucks, due to which the products just sit at the waist. Most often, these models have a length to the knee.

In business style

Since the dress-shirt has a characteristic collar, such an outfit is quite appropriate as a business dress. Especially if you pick up the product in a low-key colors and without additional finishing. The business dress shirt is predominantly average length, as well as the closed top. It is combined with a leather bag and a stylish leather belt.


A shirt dress can be wide, visually a few sizes larger than a girl wears.

Such dresses from flowing fabric are very popular, as they look feminine and do not resemble shirts for men. They are sewn from chiffon, denim, batiste, fine wool and other fabrics.

Dress Safari

So called one of the varieties of dress-shirt, a characteristic feature of which is the abundance of pockets and zippers. This dress pockets can be located on the top, and on the skirt.

Also, most models of safari dresses have a flap collar, a belt and a short sleeve. Usually for sewing such dresses used thick fabric. A safari dress at the front is fastened with buttons or zippers.

Popular colors


White dress-shirts are among the most common. Such models are bought for everyday summer wardrobe, especially if they are made of chiffon, batiste or silk. In such a dress you can perfectly set off the tanned skin, as well as emphasize the slim figure.

The best color of accessories for a white shirt dress will be beige, black or brown.

The black

In a black dress shirt with a V-neckline you can emphasize a slim figure. Black models can also be used as a base element for evening wear. In this case, they are complemented with bright accessories.


Dress shirts of this color are most often represented by denim models, although there are also products made of cotton, chiffon, linen and other fabrics.

The shade of such dresses can be very different - from soft blue to dark indigo. Blue dresses with a striped, checkered or polka-dot print are very popular.

Black and white

Black shirt dresses with white trim help to highlight the advantages of the figure and hide possible flaws. This may be a black dress, in which cuffs and a slat are highlighted in white.

Black polka dots, small and large squares, as well as small floral patterns or stripes attract attention.

Stylish prints

Along with very popular plain-colored dress-shirt models, many fashionable women buy an outfit with prints.

The colors of these dresses are very diverse. You can see dresses, shirts with stripes, polka dots, a flower, a cage. When choosing a product with a print, it is important to take into account the nuances of the figure. For example, a dress-shirt in a large cage or horizontal strip is not recommended for owners of curvy shapes.


Long to the floor

This model of dress-shirt is a feminine and rather interesting outfit.

Fasteners for such a dress can go along the entire length, but there are also products that have buttons only to the waist and the skirt remains solid at the bottom. This dress will easily hide plump legs.


Models with such a length are in demand both in young ladies and in women of older age. This dress can be worn with a jacket or jacket. The sleeve of the dress-shirt midi is and short and long.

If you wish, you can fasten the upper part of the dress tightly or leave a few buttons not buttoned.

A short

The mini dress shirt is worn mainly in the summer, wearing it with flat sandals or high heels.

This dress is quite a few accessories or you can do with just a bag. A wide, short shirt dress is usually supplemented with a belt.

Fashion trends

Nowadays, dress shirt is present in many current styles - from business to military and romantic. Such clothes are indispensable in a summer wardrobe, allowing you to create a non-trivial casual look.

The modern trend is the combination of freedom and elegance - and it is represented in the dress shirt.

Popular models with large pockets on the hips and chest, in which the waistline is emphasized by a wide belt of leather or a thin strap. Denim shirt dresses are highly demanded, which in modern collections are represented by romantic models with a free cut and strict products with a vintage silhouette.

What to wear?

  • The shirt-dress is often complemented with a belt, so that the image becomes more feminine.
  • Dresses of this style are worn on their own, but quite often they wear leggings, leggings or jeans with them.
  • For a classic dress shirt, you can choose a light scarf of chiffon or silk.
  • The outfit can be complemented by a short fur vest, a roomy bag and large sunglasses.


Elegant accessories, for example, a pendant on a thin chain, a small bag with a thin strap or thin earrings, will be a good choice for a shirt-dress.

For vintage look, on the contrary, they use large jewelry - beads, earrings, and a bracelet. Brown-shade accessories made of wood or leather are perfect for a white shirt dress.


High-heeled shoes are perfect for dress-shirt. Depending on the model, these can be sandals or shoes.

Also, this style is well combined with sandals and ballet shoes. For a long model of such a dress, choose shoes with thick heels or platform. Wearing boots with a platform or a steady heel with a shirt dress will create a retro look.

  1. Rita

    Long dress shirts are somehow especially romantic.

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