Friday, February 24, 2012

Shirt or dress?

In an earlier post I already mentioned that the shirtdress was quite popular last spring/summer, but today clothing brands offer us an even bigger assortment of it. Now designers don’t limit themselves with expected denim and chambray, they go with more luxurious fabrics, more vibrant colors and of course so in-trend prints.

First launched by Christian Dior in the 1950’s, the shirtdress became an iconic silhouette. So forgiving to any body shape, the shirtdress has been one of woman’s best friends for more than a half of a century. Its minimalism and simplicity is very understandable for people with diametrically opposite styles. It is like a blank canvas that you work with to create a picture of your style. Even when executed in bold colors, the casual character of a shirtdress allows you to go with accessories pretty aggressively and even dramatic prints will not limit you too much – big statement jewelry is still welcome.

Guess? by Marciano Butterfly shirtdress

There are quite a few shirtdresses in the Guess? by Marciano collection that are simply gorgeous. The Butterfly and Lucia dresses are real stunners and change the whole image of a shirtdress for me – so chic and sophisticated! Though I already have one shirtdress in my “collection” I don’t think I will be able to resist buying one of those.

Guess? by Marciano Lucia shirtdress

I believe nothing becomes so wanted and popular without a reason and think the shirtdress has earned every bit of its “iconic” status. It is a rare combination of style, versatility and comfort; so what can be better?

Interesting fact.
First shirtdresses had a full skirt held up with crinoline.

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