Womens Dress Shirts
"Styling Tips on How to Wear the White Dress Shirt"
Are you looking for fashion advice on how to wear womens dress shirts? Then you came to the right place! On this page you'll discover different chic ways to wear a dress shirt, how to accessorize it and how you can make your own fashionable adjustments to a starchy and boring shirt.
A white dress shirt is one of the most-important essentials in every woman's wardrobe - yes, for all clothing personalities - Trendy to Sporty, Urban to Eclectic. Most people associate it with the corporate dress code world - however, if they just open their minds a little, they'll discover that a dress shirt can be styled in multiple ways by dressing it up or down.
Do you want to look manly in a dress shirt? Or a woman in a dress shirt?
How to Look Pretty in a Dress Shirt... without looking stiff and manly!
Dress shirts are known to have that corporate-stiff sometimes manly look. Not the look you're aiming for, right?
I suggest doing these adjustments when wearing a dress shirt:
Unbutton that shirt
Leave the collar holes unbuttoned. In fact, leave the 2-3 holes from the top unbuttoned!
Shirts from Savile Row Company Ltd
It softens the stiff look and creates a flattering line from your face and down.
Go for womens dress shirts in pretty colors
Go for pretty colors besides white and blue. Like for example, baby pink, peach, mint green or lavender.
Dress shirts from Charles Tyrwhitt
And if the dress code at your work allows it, opt for darker colors such as purple, blue and red, hot pink - and how about patterns like stripes or polkadots?
Be expressive with cute details
Look for dress shirts with cute, feminine details like ruffles, puffed sleeve, bib pleats and belted waist (not all together, of course!)
These details add interest and a chic appeal to your office outfit. And if you don't want to bring too much attention to your outfit, a white dress shirt in one of these details carries your style envelope discreetly to work.
Embellish your dress shirt with either jewelry, belts or scarves. One of the things that differentiates our style from guys, is that we can
wear all kinds of glitz and beads. So sweeten it up a little with a pearls! Or try a statement necklace, cocktail ring or a a pair of huggie earrings.
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Now let's take a look at the next pointer in how to wear womens dress shirts - styling and creating different looks with a simple white dress shirt!
Chic Ways to Wear a Dress ShirtSo if you have a plain white dress shirt lying around in your closet which you haven't worn for ages, here are some outfit ideas on how to bring it back to your style:
You can also pair the dress shirt with a crew-neck or rounded sweater, but keep in mind that it can make you look heavier on top. So if this is an issue for you, look into jewelry to slim it down.
You can wear the cardigan open and show off your silk scarf or statement necklace. If you want to wear it with a belt for work - make sure you button it up to avoid creating bunches
If you want to look extra polished for work, look for dress vests and pair them with dress pants like Jennifer Lopez:
Dress vests are also a great alternative to blazers.
For a casual and hip outfit go for slightly oversized vests (you know, the slightly baggy knit grandpa style vests) or wrap vests. Colors and prints are also a fab way to add interest to a vest-outfit.
If you have an Apple body shape or Rectangle body shape, (round, full waist and/or chest) - avoid fitted, light colored and patterned vests. It'll only emphasize your mid-section. Choose sweater vests in black or other solid dark colors. If want to slim down your bust and waist wear an unbuttoned button-down vest.
Or how about flared or wide leg pants?
You can even try high-waist for a chic twist or dress pants with pinstripes.
As with dress pants, try different types of jeans styles such as flared or wide-leg, or high-waist.
Jeans shorts can also work with a white dress shirt for a casual-preppy look on a warm summer day.
With shorts #Office:
Shorts are never suitable for any formal or corporate work environments. But they can work for casual work settings.
The trick is to choose shorts with a tailored edge. That means, clean cut and minimal details, and in neutrals like black, brown, beige or white. Navy blue will also work.
Mix your shorts with a sharp blazer, black pumps and
a couple of jewelry for a very chic city office look!
For a trendy fall look, pair your shorts with black wool tights!
Spiff it up a little (without looking inappropriate) with a statement pearl necklace and perhaps a trendy tote handbag in a bold color - such as purple, red, yellow or blue?
Make your legs look extra long with a pair of nude pumps - and add a chic flair with a silk scarf.
If you have an
Apple Body Shape you might want to do a few adjustments. The tucking and the waistband will only emphasize your thick waist.
But you can fix this by wearing
a semi-fitted cardigan on top of the shirt,
disguising your heavy mid-section.
Up the sleekness factor with a clutch purse, black pumps and perhaps a pearl necklace.
The trick here is to make skirt the focal point of your outfit and use accessories and neutrals as accents to it. For example, if you're wearing a bright yellow pencil skirt top it off with accessories in neutrals that accentuate the warm color - such a brown bag and perhaps gold jewelry?
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