Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Under $100: Shirt-dresses

Shirt dresses are not my favorite type of dress.  I seem to have trouble finding ones that fit comfortably and don't bunch in weird areas (i.e. under my armpits.)  Although I haven't had much luck with them in the past, I'm willing to give them another try and I've expanded my definition of "shirt dress" for our purposes here.  I like the idea of a shirt dress especially for work so I've chosen a variety of styles, some conservative others with a creative interpretation.  All of them are under $100!





What do you think?  Are you a shirt-dress fan?  Have you found a comfortable style?

20 comments:

C'est La Vie said...

mmm i love these, esspecially since spring is right around the corner

Carys said...

I find shirt dresses quite difficult to wear basically for the fitting reasons you described, but I found the perfect one and it is SO worth it!! These are all so beautiful, thanks for all the inspiration!
From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

Chic Coles said...

Love this last one in blue!

Paige said...

In theory, I really like the simple comfort of shirt dresses, but, like you, finding the right fit is a trial. But these are all so cute, I keep trying :)

Iva said...

I really like the Elizabeth Shirt Dress but especially love the BCBG one!!! such a pretty color!!

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

Shirt dresses are one of the best discoveries ever!

Laura Trevey said...

Oh my goodness.. that yellow and grey one is adorable!!

xoxo

drollgirl said...

i have some winter shirt dresses, but they are kind of tricky in the butt area when belted (i have a big butt, and they make it look GIGANTIC)!

julialifeisart said...

I like those!
I recently got a simple 3/4-sleeve belted black one with a style similar to your Old Navy pick from Target's Converse One Star line. It was on clearance, so the price was right!

Sanity Fair said...

These are great modern interpretations! And I would so recommend scouting for these at vintage stores. There is ALWAYS something great from the 50s/60s in a shirtdress to be had!

Sandy a la Mode said...

i'm a HUGE fan of shirt dresses! i like the strapping shirt dress and the abindon dress! i hope to buy some for spring!

Natalie Catherine said...

i have that one from old navy in black! now that i have this baby belly not sure if it will fit but i loved it!

Blair said...

I actually love shirt dresses and these are such great options! Especially love the simplicity of the old navy one!

rachel / Red Lips Vintage said...

ohhh! i've always wanted a shirt dress, too, but had similar problems with fit..

basho said...

I'm with you. I love them, but have trouble with them fitting properly. I love the LOFT one, tho. I might have to stop by my local store and try one on. Thanks for posting! You rock.

oh, hello friend. said...

i LOVE shirt dresses!! :) great collection here! xo.

monika said...

These is such versatile and casual item, but I agree with you, it is hard to find one that fits really well. These look great!

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ana b. said...

I definitely like the idea of shirt dresses. They seem to classic, low maintenance and chic. But I have never found one that looks good on me! These ladies in their shirt dresses look fab though. Maybe I'm too short :P

Diana said...

These are a must for summer. I can't stand anything but cotton during the heat wave!

Redbonegirl97 said...

Love the purple dress in the first picture. I love those dresses, you can dress them up or dress them down.

Tiffany
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