Styling a Basic Shirt Dress 3 Ways

Silvana Patrick
by Silvana Patrick
5 Minutes

Here, I’m going to show you three ways to elevate a shirt dress.

A shirt dress is gorgeous in and of itself, but there are certain things you can do to take it up a notch that I’m going to share with you.

If you want to know how to style a shirt dress, keep on reading.


1. Belt

The first way to dress up a basic shirt dress is by adding a belt.

I like working with contrasting colors, and nothing is more contrasting than white set against a black background. This small addition is truly transformative. 


2. Pants

Did you know that you can wear a shirt dress with a pair of pants? Simply unbutton the bottom half of it.

I once again opted for white to create a high-contrast effect. I love the fit and flare look of the buttoned-up top half of the dress and the open flowy look of the bottom.


3. Sweater

The last look features a red sweater worn over the neck, sunglasses, and a chain bag. A brightly colored sweater makes a great accessory, and you also have the option of popping it on if you get a bit chilly.

The bold red is a great pop of color in an otherwise monochrome look. A hat finishes off the look.

Styling a basic shirt dress 3 ways

There we have three ways that you can style a shirt dress, I hope the outfits have given you some inspiration.

Let me know which one is your favorite in the comments below!

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