Last summer I bought a white shirtdress and then decided it was unwearable. Having had additional months to think about it, I have decided that it is wearable . . . just not as I had originally imagined.
I think it goes without saying that I was never going to try to carry this off with the peep-toe go-go boots and short-shorts, much as I do truly admire the look.
Here is my version.
Dress over cropped denim. With a floral camisole underneath.
Perhaps this dress is a robe more than anything. Robes are very in right now. I find that ridiculous.
In profile, that unilateral tie at the waist is asserting itself. Note the slash across the torso; you can see the floral camisole underneath.
A few details:
After much agonizing, I have decided that I really like this shirtdress.
But now I am wondering how it will be laundered. Who is going to maintain these elaborate, crisp cuffs? Will the drycleaner understand? These photos may come in handy.
This sash is threaded through a slit in the dress and knotted. I haven’t quite figured out how to tie it.
A short (shortish) jacket looks best over a shirtdress like this. A longer coat would just be bulky.
Here I am with my brother, who is in Washington for a conference. We asked The Photographer to take our photo next to an unattractive gas meter. He assumed we were kidding and cropped the meter out of the frame, but we were totally serious. We are immature people who are amused by ugly things showing up in the background of family portraits.
Have a fantastic weekend!
Shirtdress: 3.1 Phillip Lim; Floral camisole: Vince: Jeans: JCrew; Shoes: Tory Burch; Bag: Barbara Bui; Jacket: Brooks Brothers