Shirt dresses are a popular, age-old classic inspired by traditional menswear that are constantly being reimagined in new and exciting ways. Today I’m sharing a fabulous floral midi shirtdress that ticks all the right boxes when looking modern this spring!
Floral Midi Shirtdress
Who doesn’t step into spring wanting and needing a cute new dress? This darling midi belted shirtdress from Talbots (similar ) is perfect for so many occasions. You can wear it at Easter, for graduation, on Mother’s Day, to a baby shower, work, church, a bridal shower, or just on a day out! It’s pretty, casual, classy, and oh-so feminine. Here’s what’s new about this shirt dress and how it will make you look modern!
Bright Floral Prints are Hot
There are plenty of shirt dresses in solid colors or traditional stripes and prints, but bright, bold, happy florals have taken over this year! Don’t fear large blooms and unusual color combos like this Fuschia, red, teal, and blue mix. This “wow” pink floral print is cheerful and fun and what everyone is wearing to make an optimistic statement this spring.
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Fit and Flare Shirtdress is a New
The classic shirt dress looks like a man’s shirt. It’s straight up and down with no waist, but this spring, the fit and flare style is trending and so flattering! This gorgeous shirt dress nips in at the core and gently flares out at the hips, making it perfect for mature gals with curves and women with pear-shaped bodies. The waist tie belt highlights your waist, and the fit and flare silhouette oozes femininity.
Midi Length Rules
Shirt dresses tend to be short, and I have passed on a few before. But over the last, while dresses, in general, have been getting longer, and this spring, the midi length rules!
Traditionally a midi dress ends mid-calf, the widest part of your leg, but that length can make your legs look chunky and make you look short. This midi shirt dress is slightly above mid-calf, which is more flattering. It is the perfect length to make you look graceful and ladylike. Wear it with block heel sandals this summer or flats for a relaxed, casual vibe.
Ruffle Hems are Trending
Spring is all about softness and romance; we see that here in this gorgeous tiered ruffle hem. Ruffle hems are everywhere this spring, giving dresses a laid-back, more boho vibe than we’ve seen in a while.
Pairing a Cropped Jacket with a Shirtdress is Modern
Have you noticed all the cropped jackets online? This pink cropped jacket goes so well with the print. A jacket adds authority to a dress (particularly a floral one), so it’s perfect to wear with your dress to the office. This jacket has nicely defined shoulders and works wonders to create width across the top, balancing out your bottom half and giving you a lovely hourglass figure. I’m crazy about this fabulous jacket’s tweed texture and regal gold buttons. It’s always a chic look.
Bracelet Sleeves are Youthful
So many women over 40 appreciate a longer sleeve but don’t want something heavy or dowdy. This bracelet sleeve is the perfect solution. The three-quarter length gives you the coverage you need in the upper arm, but showing your forearm looks more youthful and youthful is modern. It also leaves room for a pretty bracelet to accent your dress.
The Perfect Modern Shirtdress!
This is the perfect modern shirt dress! I added a beautiful new quilted Coach purse in this stunning off-white shade so as not to take away from this fabulous print, nude raffia sandals, and my favorite Dean Davidson jewelry – flow huggie hoop earrings and this mixed metal bracelet, and there’s one great look.
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Now I’m ready for whatever event comes my way this spring. Just click the links in the post above to shop for this look.
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