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.

Stylish Shirt Dresses

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.