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What I Wore: The Shirt Dress

17th April, 2018

A white shirt is an enduring wardrobe classic simply because it’s so versatile and looks great without having to do much at all. It always looks polished and classy. So it stands to reason that a white shirt dress would fall into the same category. There’s something about the structured style of a shirt dress that makes it look elegant but there’s also scope to have a bit more fun. This Rebecca Vallance shirt dress is one such style. Whilst it still maintains the button down, collared silhouette of a traditional shirt, it also features beautiful ruched, bell sleeves that give it a more fashion forward feel.

While a shirt dress can easily be quite casual or dressy, I chose to go down the slightly more dressed up route with this particular ensemble. Against crisp white, black and bold pops of colour work equally as well so I decided to go for both! In this instance I opted to wear my favourite, go-to Alaïa studded heels and a bright and fun, Poppy Lissiman clutch. The red metallic and the eye print really adds some energy to my overall look and is a definite talking point. Simple cat eye sunglasses with a vintage feel help round out my ensemble and give it a touch of glam.

Credits: Dress, Rebecca Vallance; Sunglasses, Poms; Heels, Alaïa; Clutch, Poppy Lissiman

Photography: Danielle Castano

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The shirt dress is your new easy breezy summer staple

3rd December, 2017

Just because she can do no wrong on the sartorial front right now let’s take a leaf out of Meghan Markle’s book once again. This time around it’s all about the casual shirt dress. The royal-to-be wore one during a European sojourn and that’s all the convincing we’ll need that its just the thing our summer wardrobes have been missing.

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When it comes to the shirt dress think resort wear vibes with light fabrics such as linen and cotton a popular option as they’re perfect for the steamy weather we tend to have in Australia at this time of year. Also don’t be afraid to have fun with prints and colours which are ideal for everything from the beach to backyard BBQs. Accessorise a shirt dress with slides or sandals, even white sneakers if you want a sportier look. A great belt is also a welcome pairing with most styles of shirt dress and adds an element of interest to the look. When it comes to dressing during the warmer months it’s an easy and stylish option that’s ultra lightweight and comfortable to boot.

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