Among the perfect clothes for the warmer season, the shirt dress is reconfirmed as one of the most loved. White, in pastel tones, printed, maxi, midi or short, to be worn loose or cinched at the waist with a belt, straight or wide… the shirt dress is an iconic garment that has dressed women of all ages and silhouettes for generations, celebrities included.
In fact, how can we forget the wonderful Audrey Hepburn who dresses the shirt dress with charm and elegance on several occasions.
A passe-partout garment that takes inspiration from the male wardrobe: the French term "chemise" translates as "men's shirt" and the very first models were made starting from the fabrics of men's shirts. Rethought, reinterpreted and redesigned, it has become one of the top dresses in the women's collections.
Over time and over the years. Yes, because the shirt dress has a long history behind it. Already the visionary Chanel, back in the distant 1920s, proposed comfy-chic dresses in jersey, with soft lines, worn in combination with men's cut shirts. However, it will be in the 1950s that the shirt dress dress as we all know will be born, created by the great Hubert de Givenchy, and then proposed by other famous stylists such as Dior and Balenciaga.
Up to the present day, when the shirt dress still remains one of the most beautiful and desired dresses ever. It will be for its simple and winning elegance that everyone agrees; it will be for its undisputed comfort; it will be for its timeless charm; it will be because it looks great with flat shoes (from sneakers to boots to flats) and with heels (from kitten heels to stilettos).
But how to wear it? In Spring, prefer the long-sleeved versions, opting for more casual fabrics such as cotton, linen or an exclusive Sangallo lace for the day and silk instead if you want a more elegant look: add a blazer or a maxi cardigan the outfit it's done!
Another way to wear the shirt dress? Combined with trousers as if it were a maxi shirt instead of a dress, often worn open and soft over palazzo trousers: super chic! And now you just have to update your wardrobe and choose a brand new exclusive and Made In Italy shirt dress!