This week, my favorite line out of the UK, number 35, was in town for a trunk show. With a few clients stopping by to see the line, I had chance to check out the spring season and try on some things, two pieces being these amazing cotton shirtdresses. Not only was I reminded what a flattering style this can be, with all the poly crap grossness in the stores it was nice to have good cotton against my skin.
The first style is number 35’s trench dress which I totally envisioned being perfect for speaking events in the summer. The second dress, their a-line trench, was a pleasant surprise because I don’t normally go in for full skirts. I did feel like I looked a bit retro 50’s housewife, hence the coffee pot prop. These dresses, both in a stretch cotton sateen, were not only cool for summer, they had such comfortable stretch to them. With my body type, tailored is always better. Winners for sure.
These styles got me thinking how perfect cotton shirtdresses can be for summer both for work and weekend. I put some looks together using this style and added a few more you can shop for at the end.
Cotton Shirtdresses for Summer
Many clients have purchased this cotton shirtdress from BOSS Hugo Boss over the years. Not only is it an easy style that you can throw on and go to work, it also has an invisible side zip and the front placket is fake, similar to my favorite shirt by BOSS the Bashina. The benefit of this is you don’t have to worry about the shirt gaping if you have a large chest. This can be particularly helpful in work environments. I finished the dress with a taupe pair of pumps from Trotters, orange tote from Tory Burch and hoop earrings from Bauble Bar.
Cotton shirtdresses can be perfect for dressy casual. I styled this sleeveless navy dress from the Gal Meets Glam Collection with a pair of light blue wedges from Via Spiga, blush bag from Vince Camuto and sunglasses from Quay Australia. Now all you need to do is book your vacation to Italy.
Don’t forget casual cotton shirtdresses for the weekend. This Boden style looks chic for brunch or a get together with friends styled with flat sandals from Sole Society, navy circle bag and hoop earrings from J. Crew.
Shop for cotton shirtdresses
Ready to shop for some styles? Check out these additional cotton shirtdresses.