Maxi shirtdress paired with lace-up sandals

Iconic Duo :: Maxi Shirtdress & Lace-up Sandals

Hello, dear friends! Summer is officially here, and we need to have the shirtdress talk! A wardrobe staple, I believe every woman should have at least one shirtdress in her collection. Here are my top three reasons:

  1. A shirtdress is much easier to put on and take off because it has buttons all the way down.
  2. A shirtdress is as business formal as it is weekend casual, all depends on how it is accessorized. With a belt, classic pumps and possibly a statement necklace under collar, it can be client meeting appropriate; Over the weekend, throw on a straw hat and a pair of espadrilles instead, it is as relaxing as putting on the husband/boyfriend’s shirt.
  3. There are zillions of styles, colors and fabric to choose from, so for any body type, there is a perfect shirtdress for it. My personal favorite include the A-line, full-skirted, fish-tail and the maxi one I am wearing today.PetiteFlowerPresents-long-shirtdress-with-boater-hat Back view of maxi shirtdress paired with lace-up sandals

That is all good but I have a shirtdress already, you say, then it is time for a maxi one! With the length at its advantage, maxi shirtdress can really elevate a look from everyday casual to everyday glam even special occasion ready. Did I mentioned that some of them can double as trench coat, too?
Silver Mirrored clutch bag from Bao Bao by Issey MiyakeBlack lace-up sandals by Aquazzura

The white one I have on has a loose-fitting waist line that sits pretty low, when I wore it as is in a previous post, it was totally causal. After I put on a DIY ribbon harness, I think I am ready for a couple’s night out. If the color is something other than white (or black), a silk maxi shirtdress can also be a good summer wedding attire.Silk maxi shirtdress white with black accents White maxi shirtdress with black ribbon and lace-up sandals

I’ve gathered a few current season designs that got my heart racing at various price points. Maybe some will also strike your fancy?

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Thank you so much for reading! See you in my next post!

(Preen by Thornton Bergazzi shirtdress <similar>; BLK DNM leather jacket <20% off>; Aquazzura sandals <similar>; Bao Bao By Issey Miyake bag; Chanel earrings; Jenessa Leone hat;)

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4 comments on “Iconic Duo :: Maxi Shirtdress & Lace-up Sandals

  1. Kate

    Beautiful look! Love how you’ve written why everyone needs a shirtdress. I’m thinking about making them next year. 80% of our clients are asking for it 🙂
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    1. petiteflower

      That is a wonderful idea! Can’t wait to see your shirtdress designs!

      Thank you my dear for the comment feedback! I’m technically challenged with this blog platform, I need to upgrade to something better ASAP.

    1. petiteflower

      Thank you, Carrie! The pics were taken back in April but it seems like the right weather now to wear it. 😀