Any dress that can get us from pajama-clad to polished-and-ready in five seconds flat is a winner in our books—so it’s no surprise that shirt dresses are among our wardrobe MVPs. While the style may have its roots in menswear, it’s evolved over the years to suit all tastes, encompassing everything from sleek, streamlined silhouettes to feminine versions with nipped waists and full skirts. It’s also never really gone out of style—quite a feat considering it’s been around for at least a century.
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And while the shirt dress is generally considered a summer staple, there are a few ways to winterize the look: Try a tunic silhouette (like the ones from Babaton and Kit and Ace below) over a pair of leggings or skinny pants for the office, or layer a thermal turtleneck under a printed style (see: Gap’s and Madewell’s versions) for Saturday errands.
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