If you're looking for a sophisticated dress to wear to work, or a breezy but not-too-feminine dress to wear out and about, a shirtdress is a wardrobe necessity. From the office to drinks to the streets, a crisp and well tailored shirtdress can be a great layering piece, or speak on its own. Find the best styles for steeper or cheaper price points here!
Style #1: White Button-Up
A crisp, white shirt dress is classic but can be made instantly trendy with statement jewelry.
Splurge: this Alice McCall dress from Nastygal.
Save: this Nastygal brand dress.
Style #2: Denim
Denim dresses are great because they're simultaneously casual, polished, and trendy.
Splurge: this Vivienne Westwood dress from ASOS.
Save: this dress from Forever 21.
Style #3: Loose and Long-Sleeved
For a girlier style, pick a soft fabric in a pretty print. Long sleeves balance out the short skirt.
Splurge: this Sonia by Sonia Rykiel dress from ASOS.
Save: this dress on sale at Zara.
Style #4: Long and Layerable
A shirtdress can be a great layering piece on hotter days; wear over a short dress or shorts.
Splurge: this Won Hundred dress from ASOS.
Save: this dress from H&M.
Style #5: Sleeveless
To keep you cool but still look polished, a sleeveless style can be tailored or loose and soft.
Splurge: this Seapane dress from Anthropologie.
Save: this Daisy Street shirtdress from ASOS.
Style #6: Long with Defined Waist
For an office where mini skirts don't fly, pick a modest silhouette in a pretty fabric or print.
Splurge: this dress from Anthropologie.
Save: this dress from ASOS.
Style #7: Utility
For a safari-chic aesthetic that's still appropriate for the office but can be casual as well.
Splurge: this m-82 for Madewell by George McCracken dress.
Save: this dress from Topshop.
Style #8: Kitschy Print
If the classic cut is too boring for you, up your game by picking a cute and funky print.
Splurge: this Leonard St. dress from Anthropologie.
Save: this ASOS x Jackie dress from ASOS.