Sexy and glamorous are not the words that come to mind when I think of a shirt dress. Respectable and practical, yes. Boring, sometimes. Yet for all its potential drabness I am drawn to this dress style. Why? Because it can be sexy, glamorous, respectable, practical and sometimes even boring all in the same day. Simply put, it’s versatile. Button it up to the neck for the neighborhood association meeting and unbutton it down to there for a sexy moment later in the day.
This particular shirt dress is very casual. It’s made of army green linen in a “safari” style. I wear it for all sorts of situations, but as a running around town dress it has no equal. On the day I took the photo I layered over a brown tank top and black cropped leggings. The shorter length, pockets, seam details, ruffles and little buttoned tabs keep it interesting. As luck would have it the little python bag matches the green of the dress almost perfectly, as does the green band on the watch I found recently at Target.
- Dress – Zara (a hand-me-down from a friend)
- Necklace – a gift
- Purse – Purchased in downtown L.A., unknown brand
- Watch – Timex
- Camisole – Target
- Leggings – Target
- Sandals – Franco Jarte
How do you feel about shirt dresses? Do you own any?