Button up: 10 shirt dresses with a twist

Shirt dresses are probably one of our favourite go-to pieces when it comes to morning rush hours – throw it on, slip on a pair of heels (or flats, if HR allows), and out the door we dash. The reason being that they’re evidently work-appropriate (hello, its a shirt and a dress combined), and they look smart.

That, may also cause your outfit to appear boring – it’s true. This season, the designers have heard our woes, and put their creative brain juices to create shirt dresses with a twist.

Now we’ve got options of asymmetrical ones from Balenciaga, bold piece from J.W.Anderson, and a sexy silk number from Hellessy to choose from. Pair yours with flared pants underneath, or simply with a pair of sleek brogues.

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Burberry wrap shirtdress

Fashioned in a nightgown style, featuring Panama-stripe print, this Burberry number is made of cotton and silk. It is of a fixed wrap-style with voluminous puff sleeves and a feminine gathered skirt. Wear yours with chunky boots for a edgier feel.

Burberry Panama stripe cotton-silk wrap shirtdress, S$3,295. 

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Balenciaga asymmetric maxi dress

If you remember, this striped number opened the brand’s Resort 2017 runway show. Designed with asymmetrical sleeves and floor-grazing length, this bold Balenciaga dress is for the statement-makers. Wear yours with fur-lined mules.

Balenciaga asymmetric-sleeve striped maxi dress, S$1,320.

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MSGM shirtdress

Decorated with colourful floral prints, and cinched with contrasting blue panels that twist around the top, MSGM’s shirtdress is bound to turn heads. Best teamed with sleek flats to keep the focus on the dress.

MSGM floral print twisted-panel cotton shirtdress, S$675. 

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Peter Pilotto x AMEX shirtdress

This piece is part of American Express and Peter Pilotto’s third partnership in collaboration with artist, Francis Upritchard. This playful gingham shirtdress is colour-blocked with red and blue panels, and decorated with abstract badges and hand-applied Swarovski crystals.

Peter Pilotto X AMEX + Francis Upritchard dress, S$1,520.

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Tibi striped shirtdress 

This may look like your regular striped shirtdress, but upon closer look, you’ll realise the key is in its details. Cut from cotton-poplin, this piece has a bustier-inspired front panel, and a removable belt. The sleeves are detailed with straps that criss-crosses and spirals down the arms. Pair this shirtdress with white sneakers, and you’re good to go!

Tibi striped cotton-poplin shirtdress, US$599 (S$859).

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Maison Margiela shirtdress

True to Maison Margiela’s style, this shirtdress plays with illusions and angles. Crafted in Italy from cotton, it is cut to an oversized shape and has a contrasting striped shirt knotted around the waist. Look at its back, and you’ll find that the knotted feature is actually a real shirt (but fully attached).

Maison Margiela tie-waist striped cotton shirtdress, S$1,525.

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Givenchy peplum shirtdress

Givenchy’s shirtdress is a mix of masculinity and femininity. Tailored from crisp white cotton-poplin, it features a peplum ruffle at the waist and pleats through the shirt for added volume.

Givenchy cotton-poplin peplum shirtdress, US$2,363 (S$3,392).

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J.W. Anderson mini shirtdress

This silk shirtdress by J.W. Anderson is modestly covered up in the front, but features a cheeky slit at the back. It also has napkin hems at the skirt, a banded collar, and neck-tie fastening.

J.W. Anderson mini shirtdress, US$1,370.

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Maiyet shirtdress

Designed to look like an artist’s staple while he/she paints in the studio, this ombre shirt dress is composed of silk. This Maiyet dress features a shift silhouette with a half button-up front.

Maiyet Painters silk shirtdress, US$625. 

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Hellessy shirtdress

Definitely not your regular shirtdress, Hellessy’s Tatiana shirtdress features an off-shoulder standard collar, side splits and a fluid silhouette. This midi dress is crafted from heavy silk.

Hellessy Tatiana shirtdress, US$1,650 (S$2,368).