Wednesday, May 9, 2012

A shirt dress

The colder the weather gets in Dublin, the more I long for May Bank Holidays of years gone by, spent sunbathing and bbqing. Although it seems like I will never manage to put away my winter coat this year, I am determined to be prepared when the sun does come out. Hopefully it will sort out my extremely white legs too...

I was not a big fan of shirt dresses before but I can now see how easily they can make a very chick & comfortable outfit, without trying too hard.

There are few rules though to make it work:

  • Wear a shirt dress, not a shirt pretending to be a dress - you will be caught
  • Keep the length appropriate - again, it's a dress, not a shirt...
  • Keep the colours fresh and simple - whites, beige & baby blues; no stripes allowed
  • Go for a belt, it will help you highlight your shape but keep it on the slim side - no 5 inch belts please
  • If you really have to go for a shirt, make it your boyfriends and don't forget to roll up the sleeves!
  • Pair it with ankle boots or flats; think hot city rather than hot club (no stilettos please)

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A shirt dress - River Island

It's in the detail...

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Bag - Marni for H&M
Heels - River Island
Necklace - thrifted
Ring - New Look

8 comments:

  1. I like the posing! You're always gorgeous. That shirt dress looks so light and flowy,beautiful. And the shoes! Wow!

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  2. pretty!


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  3. Really like your shirt dress rules, especially good for this crazy weather time of year alright! Must put a shirt dress on my Economic Recovery Shopping List!! x

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  4. Sooo pretty!
    And big really is beautiful when it comes to arm candy!
    Whisty Xx

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  5. Omg! I love those shoes!
    You go girl!
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    Im already following your blog and a fan!
    thanks again!

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  6. I love this look - everything about it!

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