How I Style a Shirt Dress

I ADORE shirt dresses, they’re my go to style of dress for everything- work, causal, nights out, EVERYTHING. 

There’s so many ways you can style a shirt dress, but I loved the way this outfit turned out and just generally adore this dress so I wanted to share this style.

I think this look is perfect for spring/summer for all sorts of occasions, I wore this look to an 18th birthday party. 

This dress is one of my absolute favourite shirt dresses. It is actually so out of my comfort zone being heavily patterned and quite bold considering I’m usually in all black.

I got this dress from Boohoo a while back but it is still available so I’ve linked it HERE! It’s only £20.

The size of this dress fits me perfectly, it’s an ideal length for me and I love how it has a tie at the waist, I think that’s what makes it flattering.

I always roll my sleeves up, I just find it comfortable and makes the look slightly more casual.

I also turn the collar out as I think that suits me better than having a high ‘no collar’ look like the shirt naturally is.

I’ve paired this dress with white converse for a causal look which I think is a great look with shirt dresses but this is how I styled the dress for a ‘posh’ event. 

The shoes are nude ‘Valentino Rockstud’ inspired heeled sandals, these shoes are so high and SO UNCOMFORTABLE but they’re beautiful and my absolute favourites. 
They were £30 last year but Miss Guided are still doing similar ones this season. 

This bag is a nude clutch from Ted Baker, it actually came with a large Tote bag from there.
I think clutch bags are the perfect way to ‘style up’ an outfit for an evening out. 

For jewellery I have added : 

Olivia Burton Black Leather Strap Watch

This watch is classed as ‘big dial’ but I’ve got tiny wrists and the face isn’t massive on me, just a guide of size if anyone is looking at purchasing one over the internet! 

Pandora Black Leather Double Wrap Bracelet 

Pandora rings

My toes are painted with a Barry M polish and my fingers are Essie Fiji polish. 

Hope you found this post helpful, I love this look! 

Let me know if you’ve got any shirt dresses and where they’re from, I NEED MORE!

Let me know what you want to see next! 


Author: Life With Ellie

18, full time Content and Social Strategist, beauty enthusiast.

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