the 3 most creative ways to style a shirt dress

Hello everyone! Shirt dresses have been a good friend of mine this summer. They are versatile and instantly create a pulled together look. Today I wanted to show you the 3 most creative ways to style a shirt dress (in my opinion). Enjoy!

1. add an accent piece to create interest

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I like to add an accent or statement piece to the shirt dress to show my personal style and create depth. The scarf re-purposed as a belt creates that added fun and interest that makes this look stand out.

outfit details

shirt dress – fabrizio gianni c/o
tote – fabrizio gianni c/o
scarf (used as belt) – fabrizio gianni c/o
watch – jord c/o

shoes – payless

2. layer underneath and on top

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Layering completely changes the mood. Who knew that you can effortlessly transition into the fall months with a lightweight shirt dress?

outfit details

jacket – fabrizio gianni c/o
shirt dress – fabrizio gianni c/o
jeans – fabrizio gianni c/o
shoes – nine west
belt – …from the ancient years
bag – maxwell scott c/o
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watch – jord c/o
necklace – red reticule
sunglasses – loft

3. create the illusion of a top

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You can make the most fun and casual shirt dress look like the most elegant piece by layering a skirt on top. You can hide lots of fabric under a midi skirt and no one will guess it’s actually a dress.

outfit details

shirt dress – fabrizio gianni c/o
skirt – chicwish c/o
shoes – nine west
clutch – vintage
watch – fossil

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Photos by Rick Robillard

  • http://www.lovejoanna.com Joanna

    You are always so creative and you inspire to make the most of every piece in my wardrobe! Love these posts and this shirtdress is so cute and versatile. You look stunning in all of these looks!

    lovejoanna.com

  • Michèle

    looking pretty in all variations.

    http://www.thefashionfraction.com

  • http://pinksole.com/ Rachelle

    great styling, love it with the sneakers the most!

    xo
    PinkSole

  • Katey Haines

    Adorable and informative! I need to get a shirt dress ASAP! You look fabulous.

    Katey

    http://www.twopeasinablog.com

  • http://www.dousedinpink.com Jill

    All three are styled perfectly! My favorite is the layered look!

    Jill
    Doused
    In Pink

  • Blaire Bingham

    Shirt dresses are so versatile, and I just love the color of this one. Have a great weekend.
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  • http://www.upbeatsoles.com/ Shannon Jenkins

    You look fabulous!! Loving all three ways you styled the dress! So creative! Gorgeous as always!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  • http://amyscreativepursuits.blogspot.com/ Amy Johnson

    Great post! I love your pictures, you look so beautiful! They are all great ideas, I love the first outfit the best because I like how you paired the dress with pink shoes and I like the tie at the waist.

  • http://www.willfullyelegant.com/ WE

    Like I said on FB, all three of these outfits are fantastic Bogi!! I think the more I see, the second one stands out as my fav!! That is such an awesome way to layer a shirt dress!! Love it.

  • SydneysFashionDiary.com

    Love your shirt dress and very creative indeed. Thanks for sharing!

  • http://www.straightastyleblog.com/ Amy Ann Arnold

    You make this look so easy! What a great idea to pair it under a midi skirt.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • http://forsevenseasons.wordpress.com for seven seasons

    I love how creative you are with restyling pieces, particularly by layering it under a midi skirt! Such a neat idea.

    https://forsevenseasons.wordpress.com

  • http://jeansandateacup.blogspot.com/ Jeans and a Teacup

    I love how you’ve styled this shirtdress so many ways! The color is fantastic too!

    ~Jessica

    Jeans and a Teacup

  • http://pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com Heather

    That last look is my fave – dying over that black and white skirt!

    XO
    http://www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

  • Bethany Lynne Dyer

    You always look so well put together and classy! Love the stripe skirt! <3 <3

    Bethany
    Kiss Me Darling
    http://www.kissmedarlingblog.com

  • Carly

    I always love seeing a piece styled multiple ways and all 3 of those outfit look great!
    Dresses & Denim

  • Mlle Coconath

    Great looks! You look very chic!

    xx

    Mademoiselle Coconath

    http://mllecoconath.com

  • Popofstyle

    Beautiful, it’s so versatile!
    x
    Missy
    Popofstyle.com

  • http://www.funkyjungle.it Alex B.

    All three looks are effortless chic. I’m loving shirt dresses as well, am currently on the hunt for a lighter colored one. The shape of the denim jacket is interesting. Is it oversized or just more boxy at the shoulders?

    Alex – Funky Jungle

    • http://redreticule.com Red Reticule

      The jacket has a boxy design. Thanks so much for stopping by, Alex!

  • http://www.artadorned.com Artadorned

    I’m loving all these looks, it’s always fun looking at your outfits. My favorites from these are #1 and #3 I love the striped skirt its really cute.
    http://artadorned.com/

  • Fashion Edge

    You are beautiful! Amazing outfits!
    New post is up: http://www.senkasfashion.com
    Kisses,
    Senka

  • http://www.fashion-matters.com/ hadas aharon

    I especially like how you add that skirt to it, it became a whole different style.

    The Fashion Matters- Fashion & Travel Magazine

  • http://www.chicuturnonglitz.blogspot.com Michele M

    The way you styled the jeans jacket, jeans and shirt-dress is remarkable. Thanks for the wonderful style inspiration. :)

    http://www.chicuturnonglitz.blogspot.com

  • http://theflowerduet.blogspot.com/ Marie

    I love the third look, absolutely classy and you look beautiful madame 😉

    besos,

    M

    The Flower Duet

  • http://www.kelseybang.com kelsey bang

    such a daring post! love all these cute and creative ways you styled your shirt dress! you always look so cute!

    kelseybang.com

  • http://thebandwagonchic.com/ Zarrah Jane

    Cool styling dear :)

    I love all of it.

    The Bandwagon Chic | Instagram | Bloglovin | Snapchat: bandwagonchic

  • http://www.wishesandreality.com/ Heidi D.

    Love your style Bogi! Such a great post!

    Wishes & Reality

  • http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com jess

    Love the 3 looks and the bright color of the shirt dress. I need to try a couple. Realy like it as a top too!

    Thanks for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday
    jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

  • http://www.isa-professional.com/ ISA Professional

    We love all of these different ways to use a shirt dress, will definitely try these out soon! Lovely pictures as well!

    ISA Professional