Capsule Must Have: The Shirt Dress

So with thoughts fully in Autumn Capsule zone  I wanted to do things differently this time, instead of the (not so) Grand Unveiling, this time I’m going to focus each week on one particular thing that’s in my capsule.

This week it’s a style very close to my heart:


Oh how I love shirt dresses. Is there anyone that doesn’t? They suit so many shapes and sizes, can be dressed up or down and come in a vast array of colours and patterns. 

What’s not to love?

My obsession with shirt dresses is simple. 

I like being comfy. I don’t like overly tight constricting clothing, it just doesn’t sit right with my day to day lifestyle (i.e. sat at my laptop on my lonesome typing away to you dear reader ;). Plus not to sound like a broken record, but any item that is in my #Capsulewardrobe has to work really hard for me. And as i mentioned above, with lots of shirt dresses you can dress them up or down.

Here are some of the shirt dresses from previous capsules.. D’you know what’s good? I still love each of these shirt dresses, and two of them are actually in my latest Autumn capsule.

Shall we take a look at some great shirt dresses on the market right now, perfect for an autumn purchase.

First up  Shirt Dresses from House of Fraser

Some absolute beauties here, I was literally spoiled for choice and spent a little too much time picking dresses out. These 5 above and below are my absolute favourites.
All of the above are  your slightly more dressy options, pair with heels or heeled boots and you’ve got an evening look. Also smart enough for office wear. Pair with some flat loafers and a trench and you have instant weekend wears.. I am absolutely smitten with the white and black polka dot.. isn’t it pretty!

Below we have your more day-to day casual dresses. Comfy, classic, never goes out of fashion. The levi’s black denim is such a great staple. Its made me think that would be perfect in my capsule.. a piece that could be worn again and again (I’m picturing it with tan boots now and white sneakers come spring!)

Shopbop next bringing us some casual offerings!

 Left: Madewell

Centre: Rails 

Right: Sundry

Picture a cosy weekend in, with a snuggly cardigan on and a lovely checked/plaid dress, al a above.. There’s something so endearing about a checked casual dress that symbolises the perfect weekend outfit. My favourite (and one of my favourite brands) is the Madewell dress in buffalo check, red and black: pair with more black, grey or tan.. that is cosy casual done right!

Marks & Spencer are on their A game this season. I have found so many great items in general, and they offer a few shirt dress options too


I’ve picked out smarter options here and all are belted. Perfect for nipping in the waist or creating more accentuated silhouette. The centre is just screaming DVF wrap dress and would like great as office wear or evening wear, the geometric print keeping it modern. I am in love with the boho vibes of the left dress, with tan boots and a fringed bag its a great autumn piece. 

And for the minimalists, the right is perfect. Clean classic and easy to wear.

So you’ve heard me wax lyrical about Shirt dresses a lot over the years, but tell me, do you love them like i do? And do you own any that you love to wear?


    • September 19, 2016 / 1:19 pm

      Me too! They're an instant win in my books!

  1. October 19, 2016 / 6:38 am

    Great collection! Spring and summer seasons are the reason to wear a shirt dress. It can be both casual and fancy stylish dress which is versatile and easy to dress up or down. And also it can be just a great piece if you wear a belt on over the shirt.

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