The Way We Wear It - The Shirtdress

Casual and more dressed up variations on the shirtdress


Gucci Resort 2010 collection

Holly Golightly

Stella McCartney
It’s hard to resist the allure of a shirtdress (especially in a combination with the allure of Audrey Hepburn) and it’s associations with the French Riviera and other glamorous destinations. But for those not quite ready to don a white shirtdress on the front, there are various combinations perfectly suitable for the office. A breezy oversize shirtdress to pull on double-quick with a pair of heels, and out the door. Who needs more? Certainly not Holly Golightly.


Wimbledon vibe

Stella McCartney for Adidas dress

Watching the game with my boyfriend at home really inspired me. So, while moaning to him that next year I REALLY WANT to go, I decided to bring out my old outfit (Lacoste shorts and H&M sweat bands) and pop in the next door tennis club (how convenient location). It will take time and A LOT of practice for me to get better. However, in the mean time one needs a new outfit, don’t you think?


My Party Uniform

Let’s face it: black is back (to start with I don’t think that it has EVER been out of the fashion scoop) and as French women say: put the accent on expensive accessories. I personally take this as a chance to replace the Balmain design with my favorite Topshop leather jacket.

Cheap and chic in one

I would love to get hold of the Vuitton scarf, but last summer I found a good replacement in Mango..and a reasonably priced one .

Light Blue

Don't be jealous of Julia Restoin Roitfeld (even though her mom has the absolute dream job and access to any designer piece that you can think of)....just copy her style the way I did in Cannes last summer.

If vogue editors and Kate Moss are wearing it, then it's not a coincidence, it's a trend

Stella McCartney cruise collection
Vivienne Westwood Anglomania model

Take notes dear fashion lovers: it seems that the striped-mini-dress would be a maxi investment this summer.