Shirtdresses can be hard. Too many of them are narrow, and tough on those with a tummy, hips, or a backside of substance. But good ones are worth seeking out, because they look so crisp on scorching days. I like when they’re a touch flowy, or at least flowier on the lower half. They’re more feminine that way too. Here is a classic example of an old-style shirtwaist dress, only loosened up a bit for comfort.
There is a very subtle striping on this one that I’m crazy for.
You would never know this is a plus option based on what the model looks like, so I am forced to point it out. I like the blue a lot, and think it’s quite office-appropriate.
The light stripes here are so summery and appealing.
A dress you couldn’t help but feel feminine in.
I think I’ve shown this Universal Standard dress before, but it is just so good.
A classic black version, and very well-priced.
Red and blue stripes are always a favorite of mine, and the fabric is feather-light.
This is wait-listed in many sizes—it’s part of a collab between Teresa Maccapani Missoni and plus size retailers Eloquii—but it is so pretty I had to include it.
Another striped number, with a nice, roomy cut.