Trending: The Shirtdress
It's as easy as 1, 2, 3 - throw it on, button it up, cinch the waist - the effortless shirt dress! This universally flattering, elongated button-down will be something you'll throw on all summer long whether you're heading out to brunch or shopping with friends, it's truly a summer trend to savor. Plus, it will keep you cool!
Add a belt if the one you find doesn't come with one - but usually they do - so that you avoid looking like a potato sack. Use a wide or skinny belt and it will cinch your waist and provide you with a fabulous silhouette.
Shirtdresses are extremely versatile. They can be worn with or without belts, depending on the look you're going for. If you want to create a more relaxed look, ditch the belt! Throw it on with some boots, heels or sandals and you're ready to go. When the weather turns cooler, pair your shirtdress with a pair of tights and you're good to go.
Urban Outfitters in Georgetown has several cute shirtdresses available for around $60. Nordstrom has a super cute silk shirtdress I just scooped for $78 and it goes great with a pair of strappy tan sandals or nude heels. Elie Tahari also has a great selection to choose from.
The shirtdress comes in so many different versions, from a classic cotton to a sexy silky, that button all the way down or half way. A classic khaki or baby blue shirt dress will give you a crisp and classic look. A sexy black cotton or floral print silk shirtdress will give you that city-chic look. All of these will go a long way and provide the comfort of a button down and an A-line skirt all in one! It's a win-win!
Also, if you think the dress is too sheer, no fear! Plenty of specialty stores sell the perfect slip you can throw on underneath to make it work.