The Perfect Shirt Dress Silhouette for Your Body Type

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!!!

Carla Cotton Oxford Midi Shirt Dress W Tie
Nanushka Mini Shirt Dress
Cotton-Denim Belted Dress
A-Line Broad Stripe Shirt Dress

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!

Blue RL Cotton Shirtdress
Navy Wrap Linen Dress
Short Sleeve Flared Dress in Cotton Poplin
Crisp Cotton Poplin Shirtdress

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!

Ada Wrap Dress
Pouf Shirt Dress
Gathered Waist Shirt Dress In Viscose Linen
Short Sleeve Tiered Dress in Cotton Poplin

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!

Wrap Shirt Dress
Off-The-Shoulder Tank Shirtdress
Mayfair Belted Dress
Long Sleeve V Neck Collar Dress in Cotton

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!

Empire Striped Shirt Dress
Collared Trapeze Shirt Dress With Placket
Curve Cotton Mini Shirt Dress
Polo Collar Gathered Dress In Cotton
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