The Shirt Dress: Quick Fix Fashion

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

--By Kim Moshtaghi

ABS by Allen Schwartz Belted Shirtdress
ABS Belted Shirt Dress

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The shirt dress is a fun and easy way to get dressed for the upcoming spring and summer months. The convenient thing about shirt dresses is that they are a quick and easy way to throw on a complete look, without having to actually put together an outfit. Not only do shirt dresses look good on just about everyone, there are a variety of different kinds of shirt dresses to fit your personal style or fashion mood.

The bonus with shirt dresses is that they can be worn to work, and fit right into the professional dress code, or they can be worn to a party— all depending on the accessories you pick to wear with them. Also, there are multiple ways a shirt dress can be worn, depending on the specific dress. Some come with belts to emphasize the waist, and others leave some room for individual creativity, allowing you to add your personal touch to the dress. You can add a belt or a certain pin, for example, to make it stand out.

Although there a lot of different stores and brands that carry and make shirt dresses, I prefer Bebe and Nordstrom. They both have a great selection when it comes to shirt dresses. The one shirt dress I absolutely adore right now because of its sexiness and simplicity is the ABS Belted Shirt Dress [top left], which comes with a three-strap belt to show off the waist. The color is perfect for the summer months, and the dress is appropriate for most job environments, and definitely appropriate for social functions. The color contributes to the charm of the dress and gives the dress a crisp and clean look.

Ruby Rox Eyelet Shirtdress
Ruby Rox Eyelet Shirt Dress

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One version of the shirt dress that is unique in many ways, and worth a second look no matter what your personal style, is the Ruby Rox Eyelet Shirt Dress in yellow [right]. This dress is so cute! It puts out such a fun and flirty vibe and the price of the dress makes it a must have! The color is a perfect mood booster, and there is always something to be said when the back of the dress you are wearing looks as good as the front.

For women with curvy bodies who find it hard to embrace the shirt dress, I prove you wrong with Bebe’s Laced Pocket Shirt Dress. This dress is perfect because the material is very flattering, especially if purchased in black. This dress hides some problem areas, while emphasizing a narrow waist.

So there you have it. Why complicate things with options, when you can narrow it down to one? Instead of wasting time trying to figure out what shirt to wear with a certain skirt, get on with your beautiful day and save some precious time by choosing a shirt dress. All you need to do is slip on a shirt dress, and the rest of your day will consist of easy comfort and a lot of smiles from knowing that you look confident, sexy, and well put together.

Kim Moshtaghi
Kim Moshtaghi is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Born in Germany, Kim is currently based in sunny Del Mar, California, where she also serves as Stiletto Jungle's Director of Sales and Promotions. Kim has a communications degree, a third degree black belt, and a totally covetable Gucci handbag collection.

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