A Closeted Goth Girl Trying to Make it in the Professional World

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Shirt Dress

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)
Tights: H&M
Shoes: Steve Madden


Are you a fan of shirt dresses?


  1. I recall McCall's patterns saying a shirt dress pattern was their most popular for the year. Like, people really must love them if they're going to sew them. I had one that I ended up hiding in the back of the closet because I wore it too much...not because I liked it, but because it was always appropriate to wear in any occasion. too convenient! I think the're pretty cool especially with the collar clips and bib necklaces that were trendy a few years back. I have one that I still wear...it is totally frumpy looking...i don't know what I was thinking when I got it. I wear it with a belt to give me a waist. lucky you don't have the problem!

  2. Picturesof black clothes in winter are not easy, it took me some time to finde the ties that you mentioned! I think they are quite fancy and I agree with 1666 that these patterns and dresses have been everywhere.