How to Wear a Shirt Dress 2 Ways

I LOVE clothing items that are versatile. Not too often can you say a dress can also pull double duty as a shirt. I surprised even myself with this one.

outfit on left full details below/ shoes on right- Sam Edelman
I bought this "Evaline Silk Dress" several weeks back from Club Monaco and immediately fell in love with the easy shirt-like shape and pretty, feminine details. You may remember seeing it in my recent Fall Fashion video on my YouTube channel. I loved how it could be worn belted for a dressier feel with heels, or without a belt for a relaxed and more casual feel to wear with flats.
I honestly didn't think of wearing it as an actual shirt until I saw it hanging in my closet near my faux leather panel leggings.
 It transformed into a shirt flawlessly and to my surprise, looked like an actual shirt. No one would have guessed it was an actual dress.

Here's how I did it. It's SO easy. You can do this with any shirt dress you have that isn't too long and that buttons completely down the middle.

First, unbutton the bottom 10 inches or so of the dress. You can always adjust and unbutton more if you need it. You'll need to unbutton less than you think. I like mine to look kind of slouchy.

Grab both sides and tie that shirt up, late 80's style (gently).  You'll want to do this while wearing it to make it easier. I just did it on the hanger to show you.

Pull the ends until it feels secure. I found I didn't need to tie it again (like a knot) with this shirt. Probably because of the material and the buttons. It stayed in place nicely like this.

and, boom. It's a shirt. Easy as pie.

I wore mine with my black Tasha leggings from Club Monaco. I've been LOVING this store lately.  Some things there are a little pricey, but I think investing in a few key, unique wardrobe pieces here and there is worth it. Especially if you can see yourself wearing them year after year. ...and especially if you can wear them several ways like this dress.
Don't worry about tying your silk tops or dresses. When I was done wearing it, it wasn't too terribly wrinkled, but I lightly steamed it with my tiny touch-up steamer and it was perfect and ready to wear as a dress again.
I'll have to tell you about that bad boy soon...

Hope this inspires you guys to see more options to make your wardrobe more versatile. Check below for all the outfit details.

  • Evaline silk dress, Club Monaco
  • Tasha leggings in black, Club Monaco
  • shoes, Pour la Victoire (black suede)
  • locket, Club Monaco 
  • bag, Tory Burch
See my Sock Bun Hair Tutorial here also, if you're curious.

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  1. I really love this paired with those leggings! Congrats on your upcoming product launch!

  2. very much likin´n number 1!! the pants and those heels!! very hot and very chic!!


  3. The legging look it's amazing!

    And you're so pretty all the time :)


  4. I love those leggings! Anyone know of anywhere in the UK where I can get my hands on a similar pair? x

  5. This is a really clever way of styling this! Asides that that shirt is lovely, its great that it is so versatile! Thanks for all the tips aswell xxx

  6. Love it!

    I have yet to master the sock bun though.

  7. Looks amazing! I really love those leggings. Hope you do more posts like this one :)

  8. Love it! you look amazing, reminds me of a Lauren Conrad look.
    Great multipurpose styling with the dress to shirt, I'd love to see more posts like this.


  9. looks great!!!! :)

  10. I love the leggings!


  11. Love it!

  12. classy and chic as always. I love your style and your bun really matches the whole look. thumbs up a million

  13. So fine ways to wear. I like this so much. The way are very fine.
    Cheap Tops

  14. That is pure chic when worn with heels and black pants .... Look more than a million dollars .....

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  16. So beautiful shirt dress, it's suitable for you, you look great.

  17. Just loved your outfit. Everything is so perfect be it your dress or your tory burch bag. I wonder if i can get this dress from anywhere. I hope to buy one.