4 Ways to Style a Shirt Dress

A shirt dress is one of those timeless pieces you can hold on to for years! Today I’m sharing four ways to style this classic for spring/summer.

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4 Ways to Style a Shirt Dress

Shirt dresses are available in so many different styles – short, midi, and maxi lengths and in an array of fabrics and patterns. To get the most versatility out of this kind of dress, opt for one in a solid color, denim/chambray, or a stripe. Knee to midi-length cuts that run straight (not flared or a-line) will also offer the most styling flexibility.

The Ralph Lauren linen-blend shirt dress shown in the collages below hits all those marks! More versatile options are shown below. And best yet, you can easily find a nice shirt dress at any price point.

Look 1: As a Cover-up

Look 2: Weekend Casual

Hamptons Chic! This beachy-casual look works for sightseeing, brunch, shopping, and more. The soft, neutral color-palette never goes out of style.

4 Ways to Style a Shirt Dress


Look 3: Summer Evening Out

Go bold for a summer evening out or a charity event! For this look, unbutton the shirt dress and wear it as a duster over a bodysuit and trousers. Add a sexy, go-with-everything heel, some fun earrings, and a handbag and you are set. Not into the bold color palette? This outfit idea works just as well with more neutral options.

4 Ways to Style a Shirt Dress


Look 3: For the Office

For the office, add a bit of structure by cinching the waist with a wide-to-medium-width belt. Add a classic pump or sling-back and practical tote. The linen blazer is great if your office is chilly or if you need to add a little extra polish. I used the scarf as inspiration for the color palette and love the way the chocolate browns and peachy pinks play together!

4 Ways to Style a Shirt Dress

Knowing how to style your clothes in multiple ways is critical to making a smaller wardrobe work. And with a shirt dress, you’ll have no worries come fall as there are multiple ways to style this piece for the cooler months too!

Until next time…keep cultivating a simple, stylish, and satisfying life!

Learn 4 ways to style a shirt dress for spring/summer. It's a classic piece you can hold on to for years! #styletips #styleit

Author: Betsy Ramsey

Betsy Ramsey is the author of Natty Gal. Born and raised in Northeast Ohio, she now lives there with her husband and Bichon-Frise, Dolce. A mindful fashion & capsule wardrobe enthusiast, she travels extensively, visiting 56 countries to date. Betsy is committed to helping others live their most fulfilling life!

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