According to WhoWhatWear.com’s trusty trend report (which is seemingly always spot-on!), the classic shirtdress is making its way back into the fashion scene this season. To transition from fall to winter, these dresses are being offered in regal prints and luxurious fabrics.
The shirtdress is a quintessential classic that any savvy fashionista should have hanging in their closet. Not only is the shirtdress universally flattering to any body shape, but it also serves as an excellent transition piece, moving effortlessly from the busy office to a low-key dinner date in the city.
High-impact designer Chloe recently showed an updated version of the shirtdress on the Fall/Winter 2011 runway (left), with a crazily-printed snakeskin shirtdress slithering down the catwalk on a sultry model. With its unique print and classic cut, the shirtdress works perfectly into a winter wardrobe.
Alexander Wang has also presented us with his take on the shirtdress by designing a fully-leather number complete with cuffed sleeves for his winter line. The dress even boasts the “editor’s pick” title on Shopbop.com and is a viable winter option, although it carries a hefty $1,225 price tag.
A personal favorite is the “Winona” shirtdress by Kaelen, a beautiful silk number with a sassy asymmetrical hemline. This dress can be dressed up or down with the proper accessories, serving as a perfect transition piece for the busy fashionista.
When it comes to shirtdresses, the sky is the limit with accessorizing and experimenting with the classic wardrobe staples. Invest in a shirtdress and watch your outfit possibilities grow!Tags: alexander wang, chloe, dress, fashion, Professional, Shirt, Shirtdress, style, trend, Work