Shirt Dresses: Dressed-up enough for work days, yet comfortable enough for lazy days at home. We LOVE this dress style for it’s transitional qualities and ease of wear. Typically made in lightweight linen, cotton and poplin fabrics – these pieces will carry you through the Spring and Summer season! Find out the ideal shirt dress cut for your body type below! Our fit guide covers the Inverted Triangle, Hourglass, Pear, Rectangle and Apple shapes.
The Inverted Triangle needs a sleeve or neckline that creates a gentle shoulder, and a skirt that flairs outward to create balance between the upper and lower figure. Kimono style, drop shoulder and v-neck pieces are all great go-to’s for the Inverted Triangle!!!
The Hourglass is complimented by fit and flare, bias, and belted pieces that show off and cinch the waist. Avoid pieces that hang down or mask definition in your middle. Wrap, fitted and belted pieces are an instant win for this body type!
The Pear Shape needs embellished, elongated or exaggerated sleeves and necklines to create upper balance. Avoid skirts that cling to the hips, and embrace waist-defining belts and wraps. A-Line, X-Line, belted and wrap shapes all flatter the Pear Shape figure!
The Rectangle needs pieces that act as visual cues to add definition to the waist and figure. X-Line, princess seams, off-the-shoulder and flared pieces all help to create movement and balance for this body type!
The Apple Shape needs pieces that take emphasis away from the middle to help create outward balance from top to bottom. Trapeze, empire and a-line pieces are ideal cuts for this body type!