12 Smart Shirtdress Looks You’ll Love for Spring (PHOTOS)

Adriana Velez | Apr 14, 2015 Beauty & Style


A warm-weather classic is making a major comeback this season: The shirtdress. And it's giving us a little spring in our step. The shirtdress is versatile. It can be dressed up or down depending on the accessories. It's figure-flattering. And there are so many variations in stores right now, you're bound to find one that's perfect for you.

Check out four different shirtdress styles and the some fun tips for styling them all. It's bound to be your new favorite!

Do you already have a shirtdress? Do you ever wear them?


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  • Belted Shirttail Dress


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    This white Belted Shirttail Dress ($44.99 on sale, gap.com) has been all the rage among fashionistas, according to The Cut. You could remove the belt and use one of your own, but there's something very chic about the completely monochromatic look.

  • +J Stand Collar Shirt Dress


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    Uniqlo has done another capsule collaboration with designer Jil Sander, and one of the standouts is this +J Stand Collar Long Sleeve Shirt Dress ($130, uniqlo.com). It comes in white, black, and light brown. It looks awfully severe on its own, but pleats at the waist give it a feminine softness. Add a bright-colored cloth belt for an even lighter look, and maybe even wear with brightly-hued tights. Red or pink would look amazing. 

  • How to Style a White Shirtdress


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    A plain white shirtdress means you can go wild with the accessories: Pile on the statement necklaces, a bold belt, a funky handbag, and some chunky heels.

  • Light Chambray Shirtdress


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    The shirtdress looks great in chambray, here a Light Chambray Shirtdress ($110, bananarepublic.com) with a drawstring waist. This would look great with tights and brown boots, if it's still chilly where you are. 

  • Frida Striped Dress


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    How cute is this chambray Frida Striped Dress ($86, shabbyapple.com)? It looks great with the boots -- I could see it with a fluffy white scarf or a silver statement necklace.

  • How to Style a Chambray or Denim Shirtdress


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    This look would work with one of the chambray shirtdresses: Tan strappy sandals and a cross-body handbag with a straw fedora. Love it.

  • Drapey Oxford Crepe Shirtdress


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    The shirtdress gets some evening drama in black crepe with this Drapey Oxford Crepe Shirtdress ($99, jcrew.com) -- the same dress comes in red, too. It looks hot with black heels, but you could wear it with gold sandas, too. 

  • How to Style a Black Shirtdress


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    A black shirtdress looks great with black or nude stilettos, but it also looks smashing with knee-high boots.

  • How Taylor Swift Does the Shirtdress


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    Here's how Taylor Swifts styles a shirtdress -- a thin brown belt with little black boots. This is how you could create a day look for the black crepe shirtdress.


  • Navy Daisy Printed Shirtdress


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    Are all these solid-colored shirtdresses just too minimalist for you? Well, check out this fun Printed Shirtdress in Navy Daisy ($103, bodenusa.com). Alas, only a few sizes are left! 

  • Multi Deco Floral Printed Shirtdress


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    But will you please look at this wonderfully crazy print? There are a few more sizes in stock of this Printed Shirtdress in Multi Deco Floral ($96, bodenusa.com), and it's at a slightly lower price. 

  • How to Style a Printed Shirtdress


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    Always ask yourself, what would Alexa Chung do? She's got a sharp red bag and plain black booties. For either of the previous printed dresses, see if you can find a belt or bag in one of the contrasting colors and then keep your shoes neutral, navy blue, or black.

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