3 Stylish Ways to Wear a Shirt-Dress

Photography by Powder & Paint.

The perfect staple for all seasons – the shirt-dress!  In spring and summer this piece is light and airy creating that perfect casual summer look!  And in fall and winter you can pair it with leggings and boots which will give you instant street chic appeal.


A shirt dress is easy to wear and versatile for many occasions.  What could be more comfortable than a shirt that is long enough to be classified as a dress?  Another plus for me is that shirt-dresses can be styled down for a casual look up or styled up for instant glam!  And heck, they perfect for those days when you are feeling less than svelte!

I love my shirt-dress from Bardot in Newport Beach!  The indigo color lends to the ultimate seaside style!  This shirt-dress spoke to me when I laid my eyes on it.  And when I put it on I knew I wasn’t leaving the shop without it.  Sit back and relax and takes some mental notes on how you can style a shirt-dress in 3 chic and easy ways!

ONE: Dress it up by wearing a fun hat and stylish wedges!  Accessorize with a messenger bag or purse and cinch your waist with a regular belt. 

Wearing: Billabong Saltwater Sunset Straw Hat, here.  One of my favorite hats too!  Remember this post? Love my ribbon letter monogram necklace.  It goes with everything!  Order one like this here.

The classic brown belt!  The perfect accessory to match any outfit.  Does this belt look familiar?  It is on repeat, here. Aren’t my wedges to die-for?  Well, let me announce to the world I purchased it for less than $5.00 on clearance at Burlington Coat Factory!  I also like this one and this one too.

TWO: Wear a Shirt-Dress as a Swimsuit Cover Up.  Add Aviator and Your Look will be HOT!

My favorite go-to sunglasses are my aviators I purchased at Nordstrom Rack for only $20 (see similar here)! $150 version here or $8 version here!  Check this post here for another look of these sunnies. xo


Swimsuit: Oldie but a goodie from Victoria Secret. The rouching has a slimming effect on the torso. My favorites here, here and here.

THREE: For More Coverage or in Colder Months add Jeans or Leggings and Add a Pop of Print with a Bold T-Shirt.  

I love the color white, especially against dark colors! Check out my favorite white jeans here and here.


I am a sucker for animal print style! Got this beauty at a local boutique in Laguna Niguel.
Eye of the Tiger! Got this tiger print bodysuit at Forever21. Here are some fun and fierce Tiger pieces you will love: here, here and here.

I would love to hear from you guys!  Give me your feedback about these 3 styling tips for wearing a shirt-dress.  Tell me which one is your favorite.  Also, make sure to check out Bardot – Newport Beach for one-of-a-kind effortlessly chic pieces that will become a staple in your wardrobe.



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