THE VERSATILE SHIRT DRESS
One minimalist dress, five stylish ways to wear it: make the most of this wardrobe-building staple with M&S.com editor Nicola Copping’s chic styling suggestions.
There’s a reason minimalism is a recurring trend. Quite simply it’s so wonderfully easy to do: with relatively little effort, fuss and fluff, you can look elegant, pulled together and to the point. What’s great about this shirt dress is its versatility. Let me tell you why. You can: 1. Wear it as a long-line shirt or a summer dress. 2. Cinch it with a belt and partner with shorts or cropped trousers for a carefree Hamptons feel. 3. Team it with a polo neck or simple long-sleeve T-shirt to create a lovely layered look. 4. Tuck it into a pencil skirt and it will become your perennially chic work top. 5. Even float around the house in it – think artist-in-residence style – when paired with leggings and flats. Five different ways and counting? That may just be a record…