The Contemporary Shirt Dress

So what is a shirt dress? Really a shirt dress has a collar, some buttons in the front and sleeves you can roll up. It also usually doesn’t have any seam at the waist and so you can style it the way you like! So lets look at what I think is a contemporary shirt dress!

Tobi Angela Chambray Shift Dress

Tobi Angela Chambray Shift Dress

Everything has a contemporary spin on it so why not items of clothing! This Tobi Angela Chambray Shift Dress is what I would imagine a contemporary shirt dress to be! Let me tell you why…

It’s Collared!

This Tobi dress has the collar detail, the essential part of a shirt dress. So check on that detail!

J.Crew Earrings

J.Crew Earrings

Beautiful Bangles

Beautiful Bangles

It’s Seamless

The waist is seamless another feature of the shirt dress. This also allows for this dress to be styled the way you like it, either airy and flowy or cinched up! I have styled it both ways 🙂 Shows you that a petite girl can sometimes own both looks if the length is right!

J.Crew Belt

J.Crew Belt

Loving the Flare Effect

Loving the Flare Effect

 

It’s Got Zip Detail

Now here begins the details which in my opinion make this casual chic dress a contemporary beauty! It’s not got the traditional buttoned up front. Yes all shirts have a buttoned up front but like the famous quote by Cushnie et Ochs, “Life’s too short to wear boring clothes”! So why stick to the norm, lets switch it up a bit and add a zipper instead. What you really need is the ability to either have it slightly opened at the neck or completely fasted all the way up, a zipper allows you to do both! A zipper is also more fun 😉

Nine West Wedges

Nine West Wedges

It’s Got an Open Back

I have to say that this one and the next detail are what did it for me, these two details took this dress from same ole to modern and sexy! The open back is awesome! It has two beautiful straps that secures the collar but giving the back a peek a boo effect! I absolutely love it!

Beautiful Back Detail

Beautiful Back Detail

Best of all – It’s Semi Off Shoulder with Paper Bag Detail!

Finally, the best feature of all – the semi off shoulder effect! Off shoulder has been big for a couple of seasons now and I am loving it. But when I saw a slightly different take on it I was completely smitten! This dress with it’s paper bag detail, collar sans shoulders look had me hooked! I love it!

J.Crew Rattan Clutch

J.Crew Rattan Clutch

So what do you think? Do you agree that this beautiful Tobi dress is what a contemporary shirt dress should look like? Tell me please 🙂

 

xoxo

 

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13 Comments

  1. June 5, 2017 / 1:41 am

    Very nice dress! And fantastic shoes!

    • audrey conceicao
      Author
      June 5, 2017 / 5:25 am

      Thank you so much

  2. Andrea Nine
    June 5, 2017 / 8:04 am

    How I LOVE the details on my his dress! You look adorable!

    • audrey conceicao
      Author
      June 5, 2017 / 8:23 am

      Thank you so much

    • audrey conceicao
      Author
      June 5, 2017 / 4:48 pm

      Thank you so much! I’m glad you like my choice of shoes

    • audrey conceicao
      Author
      June 6, 2017 / 1:58 pm

      Thank you so much! I did just swing by and link up! I am so glad you like the styling <3

    • audrey conceicao
      Author
      June 6, 2017 / 8:21 pm

      Nathan’s you so much darling

  3. June 8, 2017 / 12:00 am

    Cute! Love the unique cut of the dress!

    • audrey conceicao
      Author
      August 25, 2017 / 10:18 am

      Thank you so much Anjali

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