I have always loved the casual chic look of a shirt dress but I could never find one that suited my body type. If you are large in the chest area they can make a person look like a shapeless blob or somewhat pregnant. Many of them are also too short for me. I recently found a really nice black one that had these neat ties on each side. You can tie them in the front, back, or side to give your waist some definition OR you can tie them up around your neck which is what I did here. (It's hard to see it in the picture due to my poor photography skills). It is a little bit on the short side for me as the buttons do not go all the way down the front; I hand sewed in a few snap buttons and now it stays closed when I am walking around. I love basic pieces like this that I can pair with an endless array of different shoes and accessories.
Earrings: Karma Victoria (local)
Shirt Dress: Workhall (local)
Shoes: Steve Madden
Are you a fan of shirt dresses?