Look, I know we're only getting into the good weather, but I need you to know that shirt dresses are here to save you this summer. For starters though, let's address the fact that this item is considered to be a bit, well, boring. The reasoning? I'd wager it's something to do with it being a bit corporate. If that's been your stance, then allow me to change your mind. The shirt dress is actually the answer to all your getting-ready-in-the-morning dilemmas. It is the kind of item that you can wear whether you're actually going into an office or going out to meet friends (because we can actually do that now).
The newest iterations of this item come from everywhere, and it's not surprising considering Google Trends tells me interest in this item has been growing since the beginning of last month. Watch out for minimalist versions from Jil Sander, Wales Bonner and H&M, but make sure you don't miss Ganni's oversize collar-shirt dresses because you know they'll sell out quick. My favourite, however, is a short shirt dress from COS in a tangerine that will be great with a sassy pair of strappy heels as well as layered over a pair of jeans or floaty trousers. Keep scrolling for my edit of the best shirt dresses right now.
Jil Sander Cady Maxi Shirt Dress (£970)
Very Gwyneth Paltrow in the '90s.
Equipment Jacquot Cotton Midi Shirt Dress (£340)
The perfect garden-party dress.
Wales Bonner Youth Belted Cotton-Poplin Midi Shirt Dress (£545)
The belt makes this super cool.
Frame Side-Slit Cotton-Poplin Shirt Dress (£475)
Ganni Chelsea-Collar Ripstop Shirt Dress (£215)
This will sell out—mark my words.
Mango Cotton Shirt Dress (£36)
Affordable but looks expensive.
H&M Linen Shirt Dress (£40)
Layer over trousers or wear by itself.
COS Gathered Shirt Dress (£59)
Don't you just love this colour?
Arket Oversized Shirt Dress (£69)
Another one to wear as an oversize shirt or as a dress.
Zara Shirt Dress With Knot (£30)
Zara nails it again.
& Other Stories Fluid Tiered Midi Shirt Dress (£95)
The tiered bottom gives this shirt dress a twist.
Brogger Otti Oversized Shell Maxi Dress (£730)
Ruching on a shirt dress? Go on, then.
Elegant and a tiny bit preppy.
Whistles Emery Collar Detail Dress (£119)
Finery Willow Leaf Flower Print Dress (£59)
This has an '80s vibe, but we're into it.
Marks and Spencer Organic Cotton Collared Midaxi Shirt Dress (£75)
Nanushka Ayse Yellow Satin Shirt Dress (£565)
Trust Nanushka to come up with the coolest of the designer shirt dresses we've seen so far this season.
Evi Grintela White Broderie Anglaise Shirt Dress (£460)
Alexander McQueen Green Belted Poplin Shirt Dress (£1630)
We're all about these sleeves.
Joseph Summer Silk Cotton Daxtona Dress (£475)
A summer staple that will last.
Rixo Ingrid Printed Cotton Midi Shirt Dress (£285)
How great is this print?
Massimo Dutti Long Poplin Shirt Dress (£100)
Belt this one or leave it hanging open.
Lemaire Twisted Shirt Dress (£460)
The side tie gives this a great edge.
Ganni Tailored Floral Eco Shirt-Dress (£225)
Another winner from Ganni.
H&M Oversized Denim Dress (£25)
Denim is always a good choice.
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