The Best Shirt Dresses

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Versatile, light and effortlessly stylish, make a shirt dress your staple this summer

It’s official – summer is here! And along with lighter evenings, days out and eating al fresco, the warmer weather calls for a different wardrobe. If your usual hot weather wardrobe includes swapping your jacket for a light cardigan and boots for trainers then we’re here to guide you towards a new, stylish and surprisingly flattering trend: shirt dresses.

However you choose to wear it, the shirt dress is a great purchase because it suits every body shape. They look great worn loose if you’re athletically built, belt them up if you have an hourglass figure, or throw it on unbuttoned over your jeans if you’re pear shaped (actually, do this anyway for a cool, unique take on the trend).

The best part is the sleeves and cut, they’re comfortable and add coverage in all the right places, so you can adjust that belt, and push up those sleeves without any bulges!

Basically, the shirt dress is everything we love about spring/summer dressing – light enough to keep you cool, comfortable enough to wear all day and flattering enough to make you feel fabulous! In a range of colours and textures, it’s the hit of the season. You’ll find new styles in almost every high street shop, but for ease we’ve picked our favourites so you can shop from your sofa.

Floral and gingham are here to stay for summer and this shirt dress from Zara covers all the trends. Wear it with flat sandals or summer heels, you could even wear it with your jeans! Perfect for summer dressing whatever the weather.

Click through the gallery to see our pick of the very best shirt dresses on the high street right now – plus discover the stylish shirt dresses you can currently shop in the sale! Whether you need a new work style, something you can dress up in the evenings or just a simple weekend update, we’ve got you covered…

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