7.18.2012

Workwear Wednesday: Shirtdress Shindig

Equipment Tegan Midi Dress in Denim and Barry, $298

It's mid week and time to talk about a wardrobe staple that should be in every career women's closet, the shirtdress. They're easy to throw on in a rush when you want to look polished and can be dressed down with flat sandals for weekend wear. At the moment I'm in love with the above Equipment Tegan midi dress - it can be both classy and sassy and will be easy to take from summer into fall with the addition of boots and a blazer. And now, a few options I would love to have in my closet, found from my guilty pleasure, Shopbop

Club Monaco Eve Dress $198; Tribune Standard Slashed Shoulder shirtdress $397; Juicy Couture Yorkshire Foliage Dress $228; T by Alexander Wang Silk & Mesh Combo Shirtdress $285

Thayer Shirtdress $298; Thakoon Asymmetrical shirtdress $790; Splendid V Neck shirtdress  $108; Thakoon Addition Seamed shirtdress$425

From playful patterns to simply chic solids, there are plenty of options on the market to please everyone. One of the best things about shirtdresses are that plenty of them fall loosely enough to help hide "fat days" and conversely belting them gives you a sexy hourglass silhouette. 

Dress- Meave Ikat shirtdress via Anthropologie, $98; Shoes- Belle by Sigerson Morrison Walter Low Wedge Sling Back, $112 on sale , Belt - old via bebe (also seen here)


Since I like to practice what I preach, I had one of my coworkers snap an iPhone photo of me Monday in the silky ikat print shirtdress I bought this weekend at Anthropologie.  I decided to sass it up with a thick black and gold belt and pointed wedges but kept my jewelry and handbag simple to let the pattern take center stage.


49 comments:

  1. ahh, i love all of these! my favorite might be the splendid version in the last row. so cute!

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    1. I love this dress on you Chelsea! Sooo cute!

      xo

      Layla
      chicchefblog.com

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  2. Love this dress, you look cute
    http://shana-style.blogspot.com

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  3. Cute, cute dress! Love it!

    xo,
    Brooke

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  4. CUTE!! I have been lusting over that T by A Wang one but now you've given me so many other options. What to do!! Xoox

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  5. so cute! thanks for the pictures...you just inspired me to buy an awesome shirtdress! yours is perfection! adore your blog, lovely. following youu xx

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  6. Nice selection, dresses are amazing :)

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  7. Love shirt dresses! There super versatile in my opinion and super friendly for day to night outfits!
    x
    www.iloveublank.blogspot.com

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  8. The perfect summer work dress! Love the belted/non belted versatility. I am more of a belter myself :) Your Anthropologie look is sooo gorgeous!

    http://cstyledesign.blogspot.com

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  9. Hello! Your blog very interesting! You are nice! If you dont mind, lets follow each other!

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  10. I really like all of them! I live in Georgia and like the rest of the country they especially look comfortable in this heat!

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  11. I love your ikat shirtdress! You look fabulous!

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  12. love the shirt dresses!!! xo, Alma
    http://www.soulofashopper.com

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  13. you look great in that shirt dress! Im not a big fan myself but thats probably because I dont own the right one!


    love, Thorunn

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  14. SUPER SUPER CUTE STYLE! I LOVE IT! VERY WELL DONE!

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  15. You look so lovely, cute dress!!
    Love,
    http://inass-myfashion.blogspot.nl

    P.S. CHECK MY NEW POST :)

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  16. Gorgeous. I am loving shirt-dresses right now. Very versatile

    xo
    lilithfashion.blogspot.com

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  17. Shirt dresses are so great - belted for more structure at work, loose and easy on the weekend. I love the ikat print on the one you've picked up - great style! It's a pleasure to *meet* your blog!
    x Catherine @ The Spring (in Sydney, Australia)
    http://www.thespringblog.com/

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  18. LOVE the shirt dress and the first one from Equipment is awesome!
    You look adorable too babe!
    sheree x
    www.itsnotthatdeep.com

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  19. LOVE all of your picks. I think a great shirtdress is such a staple, and have been eyeing the Anthro one you snagged! If only I could invest in an Equipment one as well... You look fantastic and I love how you belted that dress.

    xo,
    Shermineh

    www.postgradchic.blogspot.com

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  20. Love these! I need one!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog -- new follower!

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  21. This is perfect....I just found your blog, and literally minutes before I was just telling my babe that I wanted to go shopping for dresses for work. Love your picks, especially the tegan midi dress. Xoxo

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  22. Totally agree! I love the Juicy one and the Splendid one!
    -amy
    www.dreamingincashmere.com

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  23. I really like these dresses! Especially the three ones on the last pictures, because I love these colours!! Yours is really stunning and I think it suits you so perfectly!!

    Hope you visit me on my blog
    fashionobsession-mieni.blogspot.com

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  24. I love your shirt dress! You look so cute. I only have one shirtdress that I made a few years ago. I need to wear it it again!

    Amy

    Fashion and Beauty Finds

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  25. I need one of each of these. ASAP. And how cute are you?!

    eileen
    www.acreativedayblog.com

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  26. You look lovely! I am all about shirt dresses - they are so comfortable and who doesn't like looking cute and comfortable?!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  27. You look so good! I also love the dresses you choose to feature. I am dying for the Alexander Wang dress. You've done a nice job curating this post.

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  28. Everybody needs a good shirt dress!!! You look great. Thanks for your comment on my blog... you should definitely go have another look at that skirt. I've worn it several times already and LOVE it. It can be paired so many ways. Following you!

    xoxo

    chaptertwentynine.com

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  29. Shirt dresses are such a closet staple!! And added bonus because they are so comfortable!! Loving all of the ones you found!

    XoXo,

    Dominique @ http://comfycozycouture.blogspot.com

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  30. Such a fan of the shirt dress! Madewell has a few right now that I absolutely love!
    ♡ Lexi
    FASHION: Glitter & Pearls
    WEDDINGS: Glitter Weddings

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  31. You did an amazing selection of shirtdresses! I love them too! Yous is just amazing!
    http://so-st-yle.com/

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  32. LOVE 2nd photo, 3rd dress. Shirt dresses shave so much time off of my morning routine!

    xo
    Quiet Luxury


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  33. Genius idea! I hate my office attire, thanks for giving me hope!

    xx,
    Michaela

    http://hemingwayandhandbags.blogspot.com

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  34. Oh wow! Beautiful dress! You are sooo beautiful! :)

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  35. Shirtdresses are such a summer staple! Love the one you are wearing..looking so gorgeous! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    -Jyoti
    Style-Delights Blog
    Style-Delights on Bloglovin

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  36. Such a gorgeous dress, and very comfortable too in the warmer weather xx

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  37. I love the pattern on your dress. I think your pointy shoes really nailed the look.

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  38. Ah this blog is fab! I LOVE it! This dress is beautiful... an excellent work dress.

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    I am following you via Google :) x

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  39. first of all, thanks for comment. your dress is absolutly amazing. the print is gorgeous. love it.

    xoxo,

    http://www.trendsection.blogspot.com

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  40. I love the shirt dress, very chic.

    http://monstermagpie.blogspot.com/

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  41. Hi sweetie, Great pictures, I really love this look! :3 ♥
    I hope you'll like my blog ^^
    Kisses ♥

    (http://kitkatkorpan.over-blog.com) ^^

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  42. Love your very pretty shirt dress....thanks for the selection I might just find the perfect one for me!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  43. LOVE the colour and pint of that dress - it's fab!

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  44. You look great! Love the bright dress.

    xo,
    Ana

    ana@sociablystyled.com
    http://apps.facebook.com/sociablystyled/

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  45. Great outfit! And such beautifull collections!!...Workwear

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Thanks so much for your comments! I always enjoy reading them and look forward to visiting your blogs as well:)
xo,
Chelsea