It's easy, it's classic, and it's refined - a shirtdress is one of the few pieces that is truly a closet workhorse. This staple can take you from a cubicle to happy hour to a hot date with a simple swap of accessories. This season the basic shirt dress received a high fashion treatment with designers like Altuzarra and Rebecca Minkoff reimagining the classic shape with asymmetric hemlines, thigh high slits and dropped waists. We have shortlisted few of the buttoned-up frocks that are challenging us to kick up our dress game this spring:
Window Pane Shirtdress (Rs.1495; Koovs.com):
This grid print shirtdress with its combo action needs little else to make it a knockout. The nipped in waist covertly injects a feminine vibe into this creation making it equally suited for office hours as for museum hopping on the weekends. Just add ankle strap heels during the week and switch to loafers for your off-duty jaunts.
Black Shirt Dress (Rs.1499; Myntra.com):
This black maxi length shirtdress is neither too dainty nor too delicate with just enough ‘statement’ to it. The monochrome frock will look equally chic paired with wedges and tote for a daytime stroll or dressed up with heels and a moto jacket for a night out. To up the glam quotient even further - leave the top and bottom of the dress unbuttoned
Zara Dress (Rs. 3990):
When it comes to keeping it casual, the denim shirt dress is the perfect example of a go-to piece that will look just as good layered as it will on its own. For a weekend outfit worthy of praise, wrap a thin belt around your shirtdress, toss a boho bag over your shoulders and finish the look with a pair of suede ankle booties.
Masaba For Stylista Dress (Rs. 3160; Myntra.com):
The quirky print of this Masaba dress with contrasting yellow tones will brighten up even the groggiest of mornings. Go bold and elevate the entire look with a pair hot pink pumps.
Forever 21 Dress (Rs. 1380):
We are swooning over this delightfully simple iteration of the shirtdress. The sharp cut and uneven hemline give this otherwise straightforward piece a dramatic spin. A highly versatile blank canvas, this shirt dress can look polished and work appropriate with a black blazer and pointy toe flats and can be turned it into a fun evening alternative with a pair of thick platform heels and a chunky choker necklace.
Mango Leather Dress (Rs.14900):
If the traditional button-up frock feels a just a little bit too tame for your taste then we suggest giving this mod boxy silhouette from Mango a try. Create a total tomboy moment with a pair of platform espadrilles or give it a slight feminine twist with wooden platforms and a sleek cuff.