Womens Dress Shirts

"Look Chic Smart with a Dress Shirt"


Want to know where to buy the best womens dress shirts? Need ideas on how to spruce up your office outfits and look chic without breaking the dress code? Want to learn how to select the best dress shirt and look good?

Military womens dress shirt from Nordstrom
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If you said yes, then you've come to the right page! Here you'll find the advice, tips and recommendations you need about selecting, buying and wearing dress shirts - from the best online stores to styling shirts and looking chic yet professional.

In this Shopping & Style Guide to Womens Dress Shirts you'll find:
  • How to select the best fit for your body figure
  • How to look chic and soften the stiff look professional office wear conveys
  • Stylish ways to wear shirts and blouses - both casual and professional outfit ideas
  • How to use fashion accessories with a shirt
  • The best online stores to buy quality and affordable dress shirts as well as dressy blouses that go with your office dress code


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A dress shirt is one of your wardrobe essentials and if you're an office gal then most of your clothing budget should be invested in this type of womenswear.

Not only does a basic white dress shirt give you a polished and professional look, it but can also be worn and accessorized in multiple ways. As you read through my fashion tips you'll find it easier to change the look & feel of it - creating a casual-chic outfit!




How to buy a dress shirt that fits
How to Buy a Dress Shirt

Fit and knowing what looks good on you ensures that you'll get the most out of your dress shirts and save money. This page gives you a couple of guidelines on how to buy womens dress shirts.

Also learn:

  • What dress shirt styles to invest in
  • How to select the right fit
  • Determine the quality of a shirt

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Chic Ways to Style a Dress Shirt

A dress shirt is associated with a stuff and corporate look - however, thinking outside of the box helps you come up with multiple ideas on how to add your unique pizazz to the outfit.

Discover styling tricks on how to look stylish in a dress shirt - from accessorizing tips to both casual and professional outfit ideas.

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White Dress Shirts

A white dress shirt is a wardrobe essential because it keeps you covered on those inevitable days where you have to look extra polished - whether it be for a job interview or dressing appropriately for work.

And with a little bit of creative styling you can create a chic look by combining the shirt with your casual closet pieces.

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Ruffled Blouses

If you work in a creative field you'll be able to experiment with your clothing options and perhaps add some flirty flair to your office look.

Look pretty with a ruffled blouse - this is a stylish way to add more variation to your professional wardrobe.

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Shop the latest Tunic Shirts
Tunic Shirts

Tunic shirts are casual but sophisticated. They look great with leggings for a polished but laid-back look - but if it's long enough then you can wear it with bare legs on a warm summer day.

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How to Wear Womens Dress Shirts

Korean cape dress shirt

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Avoid getting stuck in a style rut and build a stylish professional office wardrobe by experimenting with colors and textures.

There are several ways to look sophisticated at work without sacrificing your sense of style:

You can simply swap the boring white dress shirt with for example a brown ruffled blouse.

Even stripes can make a difference! Vertical stripes also help visually elongate and slim your torso – this is especially a big plus if your bust and/or waist is full/round.

If your office dress code allows it and you want to look a bit casual but sophisticated, try on a wrap or tunic shirt.

Another dress shirt type worth adding to your wardrobe is a couple of sleeveless shirt styles – which are ideal and a must for feeling comfortable during the warmer summer months.

Also, experiment with sweet pastel colors as well as various fabrics such as chiffon and silk for a demure and light look.

What About Bold Colored Dress Shirts?

I once saw a news anchor on CNN who wore a satin hot pink shirt, toning it down with a black blazer - it looked fabulous!

It looks appropriate for semi-formal settings and occasions. But the key to looking good in a bold colored shirt is to pair it with something neutral, like a black jacket, pencil skirt or dress pants. Just tone it down a bit.

Also make sure your coloring suits the color. Nothing's worse than wearing a color that steals the attention away from your outfit and professional image.


How to Buy a Dress Shirt

Basic womens white dress shirt

Courtesy of Savile Row

If you want to get the most out of your money you first need to get the fit right by taking your body measurements - along with other factors such as the right color and not least securing versatile dress shirt styles in your best neutrals.

An example is simple white dress shirts (ivory and cream for warm skin tones, and crisp white for cool skin tones). And you can never go wrong with white and black/blue pinstriped shirt!

Another tip is to secure dress shirts in your best neutrals, eg. black, brown and white/cream with a simple design, before adding any other colors and fancy details (ruffles, bib, etc.).

In this way, you'll be able to save money on your work wardrobe because you can wear them with the rest of your wardrobe without worrying about if they match, and then just switch out the color when you feel like sprucing up your outfit.

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