Every woman should have a reliable and nicely tailored shirt dress as a wardrobe staple. They’re almost as important to a girl’s wardrobe as the go-to white shirt and jeans.
Here’s why. They’re versatile, classic, flattering and stylish. Even on fat days, you can totally get away with it – unlike a warp dress (no offense, DVF, we still love you, sometimes it’s just tiring to suck our guts in throughout our meal).
Put a thin belt to cinch the waist and pumps to wear to the office. Don’t put a belt, and replace the pumps with a cute pair of ballerinas or even a pair of funky runners for the perfect brunch outfit (don’t forget to roll up the sleeves and make it look a tad messy, even though you’ve been trying to perfect the look for 30 minutes in front of the mirror!! Just saying.).
We recently tried a shirt dress from Alex Black, a British designer who lived in New York and is now based in Hong Kong, and loved it! The quality of her shirt dress is amazeballs, because the cottons are supplied by the wonderful Hong Kong based company, Esquel, the supplier of cotton to Brooks Brothers and Ralph Lauren. Natasha (pictured above) chose a black Josephine shirt dress with ruffle details on the placket and accesorised it with a thin black belt and wedges, and a black clutch to complete the look. This look works for casual Fridays work attire, or even lunch/brunch with your girlfriends.
Carmen chose the Eloise striped pale blue and white shirt dress, which is super classic. She combined the look with her electric blue suede shoes and it looks awesome. Again, perfect for the office, or even for a weekend look.
Alex Black will be in Singapore this weekend at the Boutiques Fair at the Pit Building. Use the discount code ‘carmenandnatasha’ to receive 15% discount (applicable online, too!).
ALEX BLACK Collection is available for worldwide shipping on line at www.alexblackcollection.com and soon in the new Rue Madame store in Singapore.