Changing the Silhouette – Shirts as Dresses

Don’t get me wrong, I love typically ‘feminine’ dresses, that hug your waist and show off your figure but in this heatwave we are having at the moment, anything touching my skin is a big no-no! So it’s time to think outside the box and change the silhouette.

Shirt dresses as a whole have been around for endless seasons, always a staple on any Spring Summer runway. But theres a difference between shirt dresses that are dresses made to look like shirts and actually just wearing a shirt as a dress. It’s something I’ve loved doing for a while but can sometimes be tricky to style. I often buy men’s shirts for this trend as they are bigger, longer and I love that slightly masculine look. I’ve even stolen a few old shirts off my Dad. I think the thing I love most about wearing a men’s shirt as a dress is the effortlessness of it all. I literally just have to throw a shirt on! And in this weather they are cool and breezy but still look summery. Just roll up the sleeves and add lots of dainty jewellery, a great handbag and a pair of flats to complete the outfit.

It seems that the high street has finally cottoned on to the fact that instead of making dresses that look shirt like, they can just sell slightly longer shirts as dresses. For the first time I actually bought a shirt dress from the women’s section in a store! This Mango shirt dress is perfect because it has that I-stole-this-of-my-boyfriend look about it. The length is slightly longer at the back so you have nothing to worry about there and the fluid fabric hangs beautifully, still showing my figure but in a loose way. The deep navy colour is a bit different for me but I love it, making this shirt perfect from day to night.

Shop what I’m wearing:

Shirt Dress – Sold Out but similar here

Boots – Sold Out in black but other colours available here

Hoop Earrings

Lightening Bolt Earrings

YSL Logo Ring – No longer Available

Photos by Stacey Louis White

Author: rayofstyle

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