THE PERFECT PIN STRIPED SHIRT DRESS

The Perfect Pinstriped Shirt Dress

The shirt dress is a noteworthy & unique wardrobe staple as it comes in many manifestations. Put simply it’s a brilliant piece for those days when I don’t know what to wear. Worn on its own or over trousers in cooler months, paired with sandals or boots, practically anything goes with a shirt dress!
I have a few different styles including this one from last weeks post however I’ve always had my eye out for the perfect pinstriped shirt dress.
This business shirt style dress has eluded me until recently when I noticed La Redoute had one in their sale. My interest was piqued due to the darts strategically placed at the waist, I figured it’d be flattering (see that?) & the side pockets – Gotta love pockets in a dress, yes?

I was right to buy this particular pinstriped shirt dress!

Indeed it has genuinely exceeded my expectations. The fit is true to size & the darts are exactly what it needed for a classic finish rather than a straight up & down shirt dress that can look a little like a nightdress if you’re not careful. Obviously this being on sale will limit available sizes so I’ve scanned the internet for a few other likely contenders, just in case you miss out.

The Perfect Pinstriped Shirt Dress

The Perfect Pinstriped Shirt Dress

The Perfect Pinstriped Shirt Dress

Louis Vuitton Pochette Metis | Chloe T-bar platform sandals



The Perfect Pinstriped Shirt Dress

The Perfect Pinstriped Shirt Dress

Opi blue nail polish

I have already worn this dress 3 times!

I only bought it just over a week ago… I’m seeing many ways to style it in the future, so far I’ve worn it with my gold havaianna flip-flops on the school run & to a Blogger Brunch with my fabulous pink T-bar flats that are a dupe of the Valentino Rockstuds here.
Todays outfit post was forced upon me by the recent acquisition of the A-MAZE-ING Louis Vuitton Metis Pochette! I’ll delve more deeply into that scenario another time.
Anyway…
Paired with my veeery old Chloe vertiginous platform T-bar sandals & Prada tortoiseshell sunnies. It was a super quick shoot to publish this for you before La Redoute sold out. Luckily I did have time to find some gorgeous tan heels for you to check out. The Sweedish Hasbeens are a particular favourite of mine.


Louis Vuitton Pochette Metis | Chloe T-bar platform sandals

La Redoute pinstriped shirt dress | Louis Vuitton Pochette Metis | Chloe T-bar platform sandals

La Redoute the best pinstriped shirt dress | Prada tortoiseshell sunglasses


I almost forgot to mention the blue nail varnish is from OPI.
Next week I’m shooting for Marks and Spencer’s new season so please do pop back for that. You know I’m always keen to hear your thoughts on how I’m doing. While we’re on the subject I want to thank you all for your kind words of encouragement with last weeks Vlog. I am soooo relieved! I can’t tell you how cringe-worthy that was to publish but I knew if I didn’t bite the bullet I’d never do it. So once again, THANK YOU!
love Mx

  • Comments ( 14 )

  • avatar
    kittyandb

    Well, I love shirt dresses, I love La Redoute, ergo, I will need to buy this! This outfit is everything I love. The shoes…Yesss! I can’t believe I just did a La Redoute shop and I didn’t see it!

    Kat x

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      No way, really?
      I agree this is a superb shirt dress, I’m a huge fan too. Can you see it over trousers too Kat?
      Mx

  • avatar
    No Fear of Fashion

    perfect dress indeed. And I love those shoes with it. I have a few shirt dresses, so I get what you are talking about.
    Greetje

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Yes you do Greetje – Lovely ones as I recall! x

  • avatar
    Isobel

    This is such a lovely dress! I also love how you’ve teamed it with tanned accessories!

    Isobel x

    Latest post: http://goo.gl/Xq6jSI

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Thank you Isobel x

  • avatar
    sequinist

    I don’t own a shirt dress, but it looks like I need one. I really like yours with the darts in it; I usually don’t wear shirt dresses because of all that extra fabric around the waist, but yours solves that problem! Gorgeous dress on you, and the accessories are perfection as always! xx

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      I know what you mean Lisa they can be a tad boxy, although as you say this one has been darted in to define the waist. Thanks for the love xxx

  • avatar
    Abby@midlifecrisisnut

    I don’t own a shirt dress, but does a blue striped shirt count? You’re looking hot as usual Michelle! Looking forward to the M&S shoot! xx Abby

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Hmm could be a tad short Abby although with your legs I’m sure you’d get away with it 😉
      xxx

  • avatar
    Not Dressed As Lamb (@notlamb)

    Oh Michelle I now NEED that shirt dress!! I don’t know what it is about pale blue pinstripes, they’re so classy and always, always look stylish. You’ve got the bod to pull off anything, but this looks especially amazing on you (plus: heels!!!!!!! ❤)

    Enjoy your weekend my lovely

    Catherine x
    http://notdressedaslamb.com

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Aw thank you Catherine, you always say the loveliest things. Hope you have a relaxing weekend too my friend xxx

  • avatar
    Nancy

    Shirt dresses are great!

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Ah a fellow believer! Thanks for popping by Nancy x

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