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Friday, 7 November 2014

Autumn Essential: Shirt Dress

The one good thing about the falling temperatures is that it's finally cold enough to wear tights with all my favourite autumn/winter dresses. I'm a huge fan of jumper/sweater dresses in the winter, so easy and cosy to wear with flat boots and scarves, but before it gets really cold, a shirt dress is a great trans-seasonal item. I bought this one from Hush ages ago (August) but have been waiting for colder weather to wear it with tights:

Iris Shirt Dress £79

It's first outing was to the theatre during half term to see Charlie and The Chocolate Factory en famille in London:

Dress: Hush AW14
Boots: Ash AW13
Scarf: Becksondergaard at Yard AW12
Vest top: Boden SS12
Backpack: Mint Velvet

It's so versatile, easy to dress up or down, and it's quite a relaxed fit, so perfect for layering over a long sleeved top on a chilly day. I would also style it with biker boots and leggings for a grungier, more dressed down look.

And here are some other shirt dresses that I like:

Love this check one from Mango, and its such a great price:

Check Shirt Dress £19.99

And fabulous animal print one from Baukjen, that could easily be dressed up or down:

Felsted Shirt Dress £119

And a denim one is perfect for every day, to wear over tights or leggings. This one from Boden is reduced:

Casual Shirt Dress £47.40 from £79

Are you a fan of the shirt dress? 

Abbi x 


  1. LOVE a jumper dress! That Mango checked dress looks like the oversized ASOS one that I ordered (and returned) but it was so oversized it looked ridiculous on me.

    Your Hush dress looks amazing

    1. It does look like that except the Mango one is very fitted and has elasticated waist so gives some shape to it, you'd look fab in it!
      A x

  2. If only I was young enough for the Mango, really like that. I looked at one earlier today funny enough, an oversized style sadly out of stock in my size. Love yours with that scarf Abbi x

  3. I've been on the look out for some day dresses, I've purchased one but would like another alternative so the shirt dress could be just the job! The Hush one looks fab on you Abbi! xx

  4. You look fabulous in yours, Abby. I love dresses with tights and boots! Lynne xx

  5. Sadly I sent The Iris back last week. You look great in yours. I do have a similar one to this from Zara which I absolutely love to bits x

  6. I love jumper dresses but I'm not so keen on shirt dresses. I quite like the denim varieties on offer like the Boden one, though. xxx

  7. Shirt dresses are fantastic! Love your pics