Shirt dresses set the trend this summer

  • Nikita Sachdev, Hindustan Times
  • Updated: Apr 26, 2016 14:56 IST

The shirt dress is making a big trend this summer with Bollywood celebs adorning the look. A shirtdress is a style of dress that has been inspired by a man’s shirt. It is also known as the boyfriend shirt. It’s supposed to be loose and breezy and not fitted or clingy. “The shirt dress is a super versatile garment. For a casual outing you can wear it with a pair of thong sandals or espadrilles, put on a hat and channel your inner Coachella girl. To glam it up for the night- cinch with a belt, put on a pair of pumps and statement accessories and you’re ready to go,” said designer Simran Arya

Shirt dresses are also a current runway trend. Designers have added their own touch of style to the shirt dress by adding details like giving it a new spin with cut out shoulders and cold shoulders.“Shirt dresses were never out of trend . They sound like casual wear but it can worn formally as well with the selection of right accessories. Earthy and neutral prints looks elegant in shirt dress, if u are short in height never go for a long shirt dress, and for tall bodies there are no rules in carrying the shirt dress it could be long or short.” Said fashion designer Pawan Sachdeva

Shirt dress can be paired with skinnies , jeans, long skirt, knee length skirt , or tights the fit of shirt dress should not be snug. You can style your shirt dress according to your mood, just choose the dress according to your body type. “When you are choosing your shirt dress remember you should stick to a solid colour, preferably dark and combine it with high heels with a touch of metal in form of an evening watch or a studded bracelet. Also to make it functional you could further carry a big contrasting colourful bag to enhance the casual look,” said designer Josh Goraya

While some of us may be able to pull off a shirt dress to a formal occasion others might always consider it a casual garment. So for those who want to style it for a casual occasion here is a quick tip for you from fashion designer Anupama Dayal , “Shirt dresses can be paired with gladiators , flats . You can wear batches and lanyards and accessorize your hair with a head scarf like a bandana.

Shirt dress is one of the all time favourite for all the almost suits every body type, making it a true closet keeper. An edgy shirt dress with sharp cuts teamed up with heeled boots will give you a structured feminine can also wrap a belt around your dress for weekend outing.and when it’s about your romantic date, embrace a flowy white shirt dress and complete the look with loose waves and thin strap sandals.sports shoes and a shirt dress is a perfect combo for a total tomboy moment. Designer Parul J Maurya talks about styling the silhouette for summer , “ For summers pastel hues and whites will give you a cool girly girl look. In a vacation mode also,shirt dress in bright colour with frills and details on the collar will give you beachy can also unbutton the dress and team it up with a crop top and jeggings for a street style inspired look. We have made our signature style handpainted dress shirt with little embellishments which can covert you into an instant babe.”

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