More Ways to Style a Linen Shirtdress - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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More Ways to Style a Linen Shirtdress


I am sharing today different ways to style a linen or any shirtdress for summer.

More Ways to Wear a Linen Shirt Dress

Ah, summertime! I used to not be a real fan of summer as I always thought it was too hot. However, after living in Lake Norman area of Charlotte, NC, now for 22 years, I’ve really enjoyed the summer months.

Live music, vineyards, breweries, hiking, pool parties and lake adventures, I have gotten to really enjoy the summer. I hope you have too!

One of the things I enjoy is dressing for the Summer months. I have learned to love linen, as prior to a few years ago, it was more of an uncertainty because of the wrinkling factor.

Learning to go with the flow, has been more my mantra in life, and in fashion. Really, the wrinkles are just it’s character. Sound familiar?

I have cotton and linen dresses for summer here and I love the ease of the shirt dress. So, today, I am giving you some other styling options, if you certainly want more than one way to wear it.

Styling Options

Here I am showing you a basic way to style a shirt dress. Often, these linen or other types of shirt dresses, are given a cloth belt of the same fabric. To elevate the look, choose another belt to wear with the shirtdress.

I have chosen a more summery woven belt to wear with this look. Here are some similar options. Here and Here.

You could wear it with a leather belt as well, again, elevating the look.

Wear your dress with trousers. I truly don’t do this, but find some women like to wear their dress over pants.

Along, those lines open the dress, wear it as a duster over a white tee and jeans. This is a fresh and modern way to style this dress and would look fabulous with the blue linen.

Wear an all-white column with the dress open as well. The all-white column could include white jeans, white pants and a white cami or tank top. Wear the dress open and the column look always gives a long, lean look to an outfit.

Some ladies do love their shorts. Pair a longer pair of trouser or chino shorts, a tank and wear the long dress open. Modern and fun. Add some height with a pair of espadrilles, or other casual sandals.

Go totally with a casual vibe, wear it without a belt, and a pair of slides. Add some texture with a woven or rattan bag. Simple and free!

I love to add a neck scarf for some pattern and color. Typically, wear a thin neck scarf and ditch the necklace. No one wants to be hot and sweaty with too many accessories.

Here is an example of how I styled this in a modern way:



Well, it is that time of year that gets busy! Family ( my brother from Hoboken) and his family will be here on July 1-8. We are celebrating everyone’s birthdays and there are 3 of us that have it then. I think I should follow the advice of IG friends and celebrate all month!

Mid July we go to Charleston, and Kiawah and Isle of Palms beaches. Can’t wait. Ill be sure to post to Stories and Reels, so if you don’t follow me, I appreciate it if you would! Instagram HERE

Bruno Magli Shoes and a SALE!

These espadrilles are on SALE, and you can use my code JESSICA10off for an additional 10% off!

There are others on sale as well, a great deal, since they don’t always have sales.

They are so comfortable, and the Italian made quality is outstanding. They come in other colors as well. I find the footbed to be cushioned and the straps are sturdy and adjustable. I prefer this much more than the lace up espadrilles, that don’t seem to stay put on my feet.

How would you style this shirtdress?


shirt dress ( old-Zara) similiar ,// purse ( zara) Poshmark ( similiar) // espadrilles c/0 Bruno Magli USE CODE JESSICA10OFF FOR DISCOUNT // BELT ( Similiar) scarf c/o Gibby’s

Have a wonderful week!
Jess xx

  • Michelle
    Posted at 09:43h, 22 June Reply

    I love the versatility of the shirt dress. And you have styled this one beautifully. I agree, a non-cloth belt elevates the look. And while I do at times where pants (usually leggings) under dresses, that is more if a winter thing. You have some fun stuff coming up! Sounds awesome.


  • jodie
    Posted at 18:01h, 19 June Reply

    I love how you correlated the wrinkles with life. It’s so freeing when we finally get over that.

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