Shirt dresses really are timeless. Worn by everyone from Grace Kelly to Leandra Medine (a.k.a The Man Repeller), it’s one of those pieces you’ll be able to pull out year on year and every day of the week.
Though they work all year round, summer shirt dresses are a fav; when you don’t have to worry about cold, pale legs peeking out from under the hem and your footwear choices are more flexi.
This season, shirt dresses are having a renaissance. Seen on countless celebs, including Jessica Alba and Alexa Chung, and even on the red carpet, it proves just how versatile the classic style is - and it's had a cool update. We're not talking mumsy fitted shapes and nipped-in waists, we're all about boxy fits and fun detailings.
Lisa Marie Fernandez is our go-to for summer styles which mix up the perennial wardrobe staple with different prints and bows, while the asymmetric hems and frills from Vetements and Rosie Assoulin are real Insta-bait too. We're loving T By Alexander Wang for floaty (in a chic, not basic way) throw-overs for the beach.
If that's looking a little out of your budget, Whistles and Cos have clean, minimalist designs which work as well with slides and with white trainers. We're loving the longer styles on the high street, like H&M's satin shirt, for wearing over an ankle-cropped pant.
They’re ideal for work on those seriously hot summer days, as well as layered over trousers when it’s chillier. At weekends and on holiday we’ll be taking inspo from Sienna and teaming it with mules. We just want to be wearing ours over a bikini on the beach.
The wardrobe staple you'll never regret; here are the best shirt dresses in stores now…