Since rising to popularity in the 1950s—when the style was as simple as a men's shirt made longer, cinched at the waist—the shirtdress has come a long way. These days you'll find them with all kinds of novel twists, such as unusual fabrications, experimental silhouettes, and fun bits of flair, like color-block plackets and embroidery.
The things we love most about the shirtdress are its effortlessness and its versatility. Depending on how you choose to accessorize it (or not), the same shirtdress can be casual enough for a day spent reorganizing your bookshelf or formal enough for a dinner party. Either way, a shirtdress is an outfit in its entirety.
Without further ado, see our favorite styles that are available right now below.
And they're not just any old stripes, either.
Workwear meets menswear meets exactly what you want to wear. (Plus: the Madewell one can be monogrammed! Fun!)
What are you waiting for? Grab one of these and then go find a field of daisies and just be in it!
For those of us who like the tomboy vibe but would still like to remind everyone of our waist, thankyouverymuch.
From extra-long to Mandarin-collared to color-blocked—these shirtdresses are anything but boring.