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7 Flattering Shirt Dresses ...

By Jennifer

A recent appraisal of my spring clothing has revealed something shocking: I have an overabundance of shirt dresses. I’m not sure when, or how, this happened, but I’m delighted. Shirt dresses are so versatile, and so flattering, I wear them all the time. In winter, I wear them with cute boots, patterned tights, and a cardi; in summer, I wear them with sandals and a pretty jewelry. Now I think I need more of them, so I’ve been searching my favorite fashion sites to see what they’ve got. Here are 7 flattering shirt dresses.

1 Comedy Hour Dress

Comedy Hour DressPrice: $99.99 at modcloth.com
This super-adorable cotton dress tops my must-have list. I assume they named it after the dresses Lucille Ball wore on “I Love Lucy,” and it does look like something she’d have worn. It’s gorgeous, basic black with white polka dots and trim at the cuffs, collar, and waist. I’d wear this with black patent pumps and a silver necklace.

2 Branching out Dress

Branching out DressPrice: $69.99 at modcloth.com
Western-inspired chambray meets delicate creamy lace, weekday casual meets flirty date night, and suddenly I have to add this dress to my shopping cart. The lace panels are sheer, so be sure to layer this over a cami… and don’t forget the creamy tights and cute ankle booties!

3 Spots of Luck Dress

Spots of Luck DressPrice: $74.99 at modcloth.com
Is it a wrap dress, or a shirt dress, or both? One thing’s for sure: it’s darling. It features a navy blue background with red polka dots, a pretty collar and full skirt, with one button at the side and a corset lace-up at the back. Pair with red accessories and shoes, and your favorite red lippy.

4 Dazzling Details Dress

Dazzling Details DressPrice: $59.99 at modcloth.com
Shirt dresses are ideal for wearing to the office, and this one’s no exception. It’s a dove grey neutral, ideal for wearing with pink, black, red, yellow, or white, with a divinely flattering tie waist and glittery silver buttons down the front.

5 Red-y for Inspiration Dress

Red-y for Inspiration DressPrice: $49.99 at modcloth.com
Are you in need of a little inspiration, a little spice in your everyday routine? Then give this pretty scarlet-hued shirt dress a go! Add some pretty pumps, a nifty necklace, and a cute clutch, and your ensemble will not only inspire you, but all the admirers it’s sure to attract.

6 Hepcat Dress

Hepcat DressPrice: $49.99 at modcloth.com
Choose from black with white polka dots (pictured) or sweet lemon-drop yellow with black polka dots, either way, you win. You’ll have a pretty shirt-dress with a waist-cinching sash belt, cap sleeves, and full skirt. Pair with patent peep-toe pumps and a round-bead necklace, and you’re ready for date night or the office.

7 Beach Picnic Dress

Beach Picnic DressPrice: $99.99 at modcloth.com
Oh-so-darling! This shirt dress is available in khaki or black (pictured) and a range of sizes so every girl can wear one. All of them feature a gorgeous wide, round collar and covered buttons down the front, with a wide belt (to make the most of your tin waist) and a full skirt. I’d wear white Mary Janes with both… so sweet!

With so many flattering shirt dresses to choose from, and so many ways to wear them, is it any wonder my wish list, and closet, are full of them? Which of these sweet shirt dresses do you like best, and how would you wear it?

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