Friday, 13 June 2014

The Summer Shirtdress

Style Theory: The 2014 Shirtdress, cool, sharp, comfortable and versatile, can be worn in town or to the beach over a swimsuit, a chic, more structured alternative to the boho dress..just add a wide brimmed straw hat for Riveria perfection...


I have realised I need more dresses like the shirtdress that are a good length (just above my knee) and cover my arms. I am beginning to love this flattering style (maybe it is my age?!) as it looks so chic with a pair of strappy flat sandals for the beach and strolling up to a beachbar. Here is how the designers and streetstylers are wearing them...
Nina Ricci







And here are are some beautiful shirt dresses to be found on the high street now:

Mih Shirtdress at Matches was £220 now £154
Love, love this shirt dress, the idea cut, shape, colour, sadly even reduced to £154 still waaayy out of my price range.

Glamorous denim swing dress at Asos £26
Love the fact that this is a cotton blend, denim. It would look great thrown over a bikini with gold strappy sandals.

Denim and Supply by Ralph Lauren at Asos £90
This is a loud print but looks good, the fabric drapes beautifully and it would look great with a pair of lemon espadrilles for the beach, or with some nude strappy sandals on a evening out.

Topshop Aloha Shirtdress £40
Wear this with a pair of sliders for a cool edge.

Yumi Anchor Print Shirt dress at House of Fraser £60
A fit and flare look, so cute, I would wear with little pointed white and silver ballet shoes like these:
Zara £29.99
I think I need these shoes in my life, so so fabulous on.
Hobbs Iona Dress at House of Fraser was £110 now £55
Gorgeous dress if you are brave enough to wear white, fab shape and great length. However, I would be covered in mucky kids fingerprints within two seconds of putting it on!

Mango Tencel Shirt dress at House of Fraser £44.99
This would look great with jewelled sandals and a straw trilby.

Dune sandals at John Lewis £69
H&M Hat £7.99



H&M Shirtdress £34.99
My favourite dress, I love the look of this, I have ordered it so I will let you know how it looks.

Gap shirt dress now £25.99 (in store more expensive online ) 
I have bought this one too, a great beach dress.

There is my round up of my favourite shirtdress available now, I really like the look it is quite grown up and elegant and will be such a lovely look on a summer break away.

MY STYLE:
A few outfits from this glorious week of sunshine, I have been serously into boho tops!:

With little Jess in the park
Top: Mango (last year)
Jeans: MiH
Sandals:Dune 
On the schoolrun...
Top: H&M
Jeans: 7for all Mankind
Shoes: Birkenstocks
Out for lunch with friends:
Top: Vila
Skorts: Zara
Sliders: Dune
Need to work on a tan and those legs and tummy and the rest..was out bikini shopping it was enough to get me cracking on 'The Shred'! More about that in a another post.

A little quick addition to the post this is my gap shirtdress I am wearing today along with a spray tan...it hides a multitude of sins!


Are you a fan of the Shirtdress? I would love to hear your comments as always, Frances xx

28 comments:

  1. Yes I am, love the look of the Gap dress, looking forward to hearing/seeing what you think of it. Great post.
    Sue
    Bestfriendstyle

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    1. Thanks Sue, I am kinda liking the Gap dress, I think it will be a fab evening beach dress for the evening when we leave the beach late an go for an early meal..can't wait! xx

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  2. I have lost count of the shirt dresses I have acquired over the years. They just never date. Your boho tops looks this week are fabulous

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    1. They are pretty timeless aren't they.. xx

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  3. The boho tops are just super on you!

    Have to say I am a shirt dress fan, they're always a good look x

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    1. Absolutely agree and I am sure you would rock the shirt dress in a tailored, cool way x

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  4. I love shirt dresses as well and have just bought a black one from H&M, but would love a denim one. Loving you in the boho tops!
    Abbi x

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    1. Thanks Abbi, looking forward to seeing you in your black H&M one x

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  5. This is one style of dress I don't own!! I love the idea of a crisp white shirt dress....the Hobbs one looks lovely! Have to agree those Zara siver shoes looks amazing xx

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    1. Yep, the Zara shoes are fab, they look lovely on and are pretty practical, I love a flat shoe! xx

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  6. I love shirts and I don't 'do' dresses so this could be the solution. Thank you. You look fab this week. H xx

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    1. Thanks H, you would look fab in a shirtdress! xx

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  7. Oh yes, I thought the Gap was my favourite before I saw it on you, now that is confirmed! x

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  8. Really love the Gap shirt dress, I saw it in store the other day, it looks fab on you & the tan sandals are gorgeous! x

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  9. Love the Gap shirt dress! kjb5 X

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  10. Ok so now I need a shirt dress. Thanks Frances!!!! Those dipped hem ones are fab. Loving your outfits x

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    1. Thanks Donna, the dipped hem ones are super flattering, I love them! x

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  11. I love the Zara shoes - I tried them on and for once - a pair of Zara shoes which fitted me! I put them back for now … I have bought too many pairs of shoes these last couple of months!

    And I love the shirt dress on you - I don't think I can work that the way you have. You look fab in it!

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    1. But aren't those shoes just fab, I think I will have to get them, I 'need' a pair of silver flats!! xx

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  12. Ooh, you look AMAZING in the Gap shirt dress! I particularly the Vila top ... Very pretty. Last year I went thought a phase where I wore a bunch of shirt dress. I think it's time to pull those out again :)

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    1. Absolutely grab those shirt dresses, I bet they look fab on you xx

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  13. need. want. desire. lust
    I didn't know I need a shirt dress until now!

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