Shirt Dresses Are Cool Again, Here’s Why

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As shirting continues to reign in fashion, it’s no wonder the iconic shirt dress is also having a moment. Long a super-simple workwear solution that’s ever so polished, it appeals to those seeking both structure and femininity. But lately the style set has put a fresh spin on the frock, employing it as jacket worn partially buttoned over jeans and T-shirts or layered over slip dresses. Here, 16 takes we love, from designer buys to under-$100 options—plus, of-the-moment styling inspiration for nailing the look.

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Stylish Shirt Dresses

Ribbed Knit-Trimmed Crepe Dress

$2,795

Burberry Prorsum

Striped Shirt Dress

$1,500

BY.Bonnie Young

Silk Shirt Dress

$950

Tibi

Sky Silk Dress

$695

Coach

Linigole Silk-Twill Printed Shirt Dress

$530

Theory

Floral-Print Silk Crepe De Chine Maxi Dress

$530

Ganni

Multi Lurex Soraya Shirt Dress

$500

Dodo Bar Or

Selwyn Floral-Print Silk-Georgette Shirt Dress

$500

Topshop Unique

Striped Shirt Dress

$485

McQ Alexander McQueen

Silk Shirtdress With Contrast Collar

$449

Rag & Bone

Striped Shirt Dress

$423

Equipment

Pin Stitched Apples and Pears Shirtdress

$280

Whistles

Paisley Print Maxi Shirt Dress

$255

MICHAEL Michael Kors

Sateen Tunic

$70

Zara

Belt Shirt Dress

$60

Mango

Blue Irregular Hem Pinstripe Shirt Dress

$56

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How To Style

A flowing silhouette makes layering over straight jeans and modern accessories a cinch whether worn as a robe-style jacket or slightly open at the bottom.

Beatrix Gold-Plated Agate Earrings

$340

Uribe

Ludlow Wristlet

$650

Derek Lam 10 Crosby

Melanie Patent-Leather And Calf Hair Loafers

$525

Newbark

Boyjean Mid-Rise Slim-Leg Jeans

$130

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