It's a Shirt! It's a Dress!

It's the easiest thing you'll put on all summer! Here, the best styles on the market right now.

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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.

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Without further ado, see our favorite styles that are available right now below.

Striped

And they're not just any old stripes, either.

Pinstriped Contrast Panel Striped Hem Shirt by Carven, $340, farfetch.com.
Striped Shirtdress by J.O.A., $68, shopbop.com.
Lash Stripe Dress by Acne Studios, $440, lagarconne.com.
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Denim

Workwear meets menswear meets exactly what you want to wear. (Plus: the Madewell one can be monogrammed! Fun!)

Denim Shirtdress, $60, mango.com.
Denim Courier Shirtdress, $98, madewell.com.
Belted Stretch-Denim Shirtdress by MIH Jeans, $375, net-a-porter.com.

Crisp Whites

What are you waiting for? Grab one of these and then go find a field of daisies and just be in it!

The Cotton Poplin Square Shirtdress, starting at $88, everlane.com.
White Cotton Sveva Shirtdress by Vivetta, $660, avenue32.com.
Oversized Shirtdress by & Other Stories, $95, stories.com.

Belted

For those of us who like the tomboy vibe but would still like to remind everyone of our waist, thankyouverymuch.

Shirtdress With Chunky Tie, $115, cosstores.com.
Robe Shirtdress by A.P.C., $385, stevenalan.com.
Belted Shirtdress by MSGM, $315, farfetch.com.

Non-Traditional

From extra-long to Mandarin-collared to color-blocked—these shirtdresses are anything but boring.

Belted Long Shirtdress, $275, stevenalan.com.
Nixon Dress, $355, apc.fr.
Oversized Color-Block Shirtdress, $75, topshop.com.
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