Spring 2015 Trend Alert: Shirt Dresses (Plus How to Style Them)

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Spring is finally here! And I don’t know about you but after months of having to bundle up and brave the harshest of winds, I’m more than ready to mix up my wardrobe and whip out a few timeless Spring staples. The one piece that I’ve been eyeing literally all winter? A shirt dress.

I just love how shirt dresses work for just about any occasion. Made popular in the ’50s by the glamazing Audrey Hepburn, the menswear-inspired look recently appeared on the runways of some of our favorite designers including Kate Spade and Rebecca Minkoff.

Audrey Hepburn twirling in a shirt dress. Image: Vogue Italia

(From L to R) Kate Spade Spring 2015, Rebecca Minkoff Spring 2015. Images: Style.com

A shirt dress is the epitome of effortless style. And it works for the office and a night out with your girls. Need some glamspiration to style your shirt dress to perfection? Check out a few swoon-worthy street style looks:

Theodora-Lexington-Blue-Sleeveless-Shirt-Dress-Denim-Espadrilles-Print-Accessories-Spring-Trend-Glamazonsblog Image Source

Ria-Michelle-Black-and-White-Abstract-Shirt-Dress-Black-Structured-Mules-Sunglasses-Spring-Trend-Glamazonsblog Image: Ria Michelle

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Your-Only-Black-Swan-Striped-Print-Shirt-Dress-Black-Fedora-Spring-Trend-Glamazonsblog Image: Your Only Black Swan

Style-Hawk-Denim-Shirt-Dress-Cut-Out-Shoulders-Neon-Necklace-and-Sunglasses-Spring-Trend-Glamazonsblog Image: Style Hawk

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Romeos-Fashion-Fix-Hi-Low-Shirt-Dress-Polka-Brogues-Graphic-Clutch-Spring-Trend-Glamazonsblog Image: Romeo’s Fashion Fix

The best part about styling this classic dress is that it flatters every body type and is effortlessly wearable. Nothing is better than being able to toss on a minimal piece and look put together without a lot of fuss.

The important thing to remember is that the shorter the hem line, the lower your heels should be since the dress naturally elongates your legs.

Here are a few more tips on how to get the most out of this trend:

-Pair your shirt dress with a matching belt to add shape and show off your figure. 

Moda-Capital-Blog-Belted-Floral-Shirt-Dress-Spring-Trend-GlamazonsblogModa Capital Blog‘s Gaby added a matching black belt to accentuate her waist in a floral shirt dress.

-Look for ways to accessorize the blank canvas by incorporating bold statement pieces.

Mattieologie-Denim-Shirt-Dress-Neon-Aviator-Shades-Opaque-Tights-T-Bar-Heels-Statement-Necklace-Spring-Trend-Glamazonsblog Mattieologie‘s Mattie James nailed this casual look by blending various statement accessories for a relaxed vibe.

-Play with unconventional under layers by adding jeans to your look. 

Kela-Walker-Kelas-Kloset-Shirt-Dress-Duster-Layers-Blue-Jeans-White-Turtleneck-Spring-Trend-Glamazonsblog Absolutely love how Kela Walker of Kela’s Kloset transformed her shirt dress into a duster for a chic top layer. 

-Wear shirt dresses with a distinct top and bottom to give the illusion of two pieces.

empire-fashion-cookie-lyon-taraji-p-henson-altuzarra-for-target-pinstripe-and-python-shirt-dress-jessica-c-andrews-street-style-glamazons-blog-final-postGlamazon Jessica‘s shirt dress features a distinct top and skirt which appears to be two pieces though it’s really one. The contrasting top and bottom is unique, interesting and offers even more styling options than a monochrome shirt dress. 

Shop some of my faves below:

Is this a trend you’d rock, Glamazons? How would you style it? Let me know in the comments below!

Keeping It Fashionable,

Glamazon Briea


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