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Stephanie Hayes, Katie Sanders, Kameel Stanley, & Keyonna Summers

Shirtdress makes getting dressed easy



The best piece I added to my closet this summer? A shirtdress.

I scored a black, tie-wasted beauty at the Banana Republic outlet in Ellenton for about $80. Lightweight cotton with buttons down the front, it has provided a super comfy, easy outfit for work. I just throw on a pair of heels or peep-toe flats and go. It's a look that can be dressed up with flashier heels for night or dressed down for the weekend with a pair of metallic gladiators. And the dress' neutral palette leaves plenty of options for accessorizing.

If you, too, feel inspired by this feminine take on a man's work shirt, here are some options (all available at Dillard's) to consider:

Stretch_denim_dress_2This ABS by Allen Schwartz belted shirtdress is out of my price range at $265 but I love the look...and the idea of the indigo stretch denim. It's dark enough denim to be suitable for work, but the white pickstiching detail and wide, removable belt make it a trendy option for weekend events.Taharishirtdress_2

Here's another stretch cotton option, this time a Tahari by ASL in khaki. (Again, love the forgiving fabrics!) It has cuffed elbow sleeves with tab detail and a removable belt. Get it for $138. I like how it's been paired with a chunky bracelet. And just think of the shoe and bag possibilities!

MaxcleoHere's the girliest of the bunch, a Max and Cleo number for $100. Cute cap sleeves, open collar and a black border hem that offers nice balance with the belt. This one also would make a nice transition into fall, a functionality that wins a deal diva's heart.

~ Deal Diva Colleen

(Photos: Dillard's online)

[Last modified: Thursday, May 20, 2010 5:09pm]


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