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{ How to Wear a Dress as a Shirt }

By Tuesday, May 3, 2016 6

gray shirt dress, white skinny jeans, tan leather obi wrap belt, Madewell straw panama hat, how to wear a dress as a shirtWhen I first tried on this dress, it came to just above my knees and the length was perfect…..that is, before it went through the laundry. Needless to say from looking at these photos, it shrank about four inches (which is strange since the rest of it fits the same!) Obviously it’s too short to wear as a dress now, so I thought since a ‘shirt dress’ is part shirt, why not wear it that way?how to wear a leather wrap belt, how to tie a leather belt, gray shirt dress with leather belt and white jeans, how to wear a dress as a tunic shirtThis dress comes with a drawstring belt, but I covered it with one of my leather ones to elevate the appearance. Wrap belts are great to have because they instantly change the look of any top or dress and can be tied so many different ways–not to mention it will fit over anything! If you ever travel to Italy, it’s the ideal place to find leather goods at a fair price; I bought this belt and the same in black at a local boutique here in Rome for around €40 total–and they’re handmade!Madewell straw panama hat, Laura Geller Melon Infusion lipgloss, how to wear a shirt dressI’ve been on a panama hat shopping kick lately and this one from Madewell is definitely a keeper. I like how the shape is sturdy, and while most straw hats are really light-colored, this one is a darker honey shade.tan leather Obi wrap belt, how to tie a leather wrap belt, AG jeans legging ankle white denim, how to wear block heel sandalsSheIn gray shirtdress, leather obi wrap belt, Brahmin vintage tan saddle bag, how to wear a leather wrap belt, how to tie a leather wrap beltMadewell straw panama hat, gray shirt dress with leather wrap belt, AG jeans white legging ankle, how to wear a shirt dress as a topFor an alternative, more casual outfit, this ‘dress’ also looks cute unbuttoned over a tee with denim shorts. Overall, I still recommend it, but definitely make sure to wash it in cold water and hang dry only!




Linking with Walking in Memphis in High Heels & The Fashion Canvas

  • Amy
    May 3, 2016

    I hate it when things shrink! But you totally made it work. I love this outfit! That belt is perfect with it.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Meagan
      May 5, 2016

      Thanks so much, Amy!

  • Cielo
    May 3, 2016

    I totally love the belt you have on! What a fab look! =)

    – Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

    • Meagan
      May 5, 2016

      Wrap belts are the best! Thanks for visiting 🙂

  • Jasmine
    May 3, 2016

    this is such a cute alternative! You look absolutely gorgeous and I love the way you style it!!!

    Jasmine 🙂

    • Meagan
      May 5, 2016

      Thank you so much, Jasmine! I’m just glad I could still get some use out of it–I hate when things shrink!

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