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Shirting has long been a backbone of our wardrobes and the dress version can easily take you from office to party.
Returning every season, a shirt dress has been re-imagined this summer by brands like Jacquemus, Jason Wu and Palmer//Harding who all played with fun prints, asymmetric cuts and daring necklines.
For a chic and boardroom appropriate result, style a shirt dress over trousers and feel free to add a feminine shape by belting at the waistline. Long button down version work well on their own with a pair of backless mules, while beachside glam can be channelled with a low cut, almost sheer material shirt dress. Pinstripe is timeless, but explore other prints and colours – but stick to pastel hues for a modern feel.
Swap long sleeves for short, but while the arms are out keep the hemline below the knee and dress with block heel sandals or white cowboy boots for a bold contrast. Small details like pockets, chunky cuffs, jewelled buttons, feathers and oversized collars elevate the shirt dress further giving it a haute status.
Click through the gallery above for our top picks.