Trend of the week: The shirt dress

Button up - it's time to meet your wardrobe hero, says Annmarie O'Connor.

Trend of the week: The shirt dress


Spotted on the Dolce & Gabbana runway and coveted by savvy stylistas, the shirt dress is having a moment and with good reason.

A closet classic with flexible appeal – its ability to segue across seasons and occasions with ease makes it a de facto must-have. Wear it as a shirt; wear it as a dress;

wear it as an overshirt and wear it well into winter.

It almost sounds too good to be true!

1. Maje ‘Radeau’ jacquard maxi dress, Net-a-Porter, €250

2. Tara Jarmon coral maxi dress, Stylebop, €450; now €315

3. Oversized twill shirt dress, & Other Stories, €75

4. Raoul ‘Spiga’ cotton-blend shirt dress, The Outnet, was €479.70; now €239.85

5. Victoria Victoria Beckham print relaxed poplin shirt dress, Brown Thomas, €450

6. ‘Alexis’ shirt dress, People Tree, €119

7. Iris and Ink ‘Adrienne’ printed silk shirt dress,The Outnet, €237


Wear unbuttoned as an overshirt with jeans, heels and a silky camisole.

Wear buttoned to the neck with box fresh trainers and a leather backpack.

Wear boho style with Grecian sandals and fine layered jewellery.

Wear layered into the cooler month with a fine polo neck and ankle boots.

Wear it with a leather jacket and love-worn biker boots.

Wear as an oversized shirt with skinny jeans and slip in mules.

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