My Quest To Diversify The Shirt Dress [Cont]

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I’ve developed a small penchant for the fanciful shirt dress, of late. I didn’t foresee this. Shirt dresses have never been my jam. Too predictable, for starters. For what can you do with a shirt dress except button it up? But then I underwent a six day dress challenge which precipitated a swerve away from trousers and into dresses and most interestingly, the very shirt/dress hybrid I had long derided. There’s something about the chic ease of a silk straight-cut dress – its unrestricted waistband (bravo for the IBS sufferers) leaving it crying out for a cinch.

The question still remains, however – how to make it interesting? I’ve already tried it half-unbuttoned over a skirt (still liking that) but with this one I attacked from both ends. At the top, an undone pussy bow (I would typically do this up, like the obedient Liberace that I am), at the bottom, a series of tactial splits (thanks FRAME for cutting these and therefore doing the hard work for me.) A bit of Rockins makes everything better (shameless plug: you can read my interview with Kimberley Stewart and Rockins founder Jess Morris for Style, here) and I’m particularly excited abut this yankeedoodledandy one, which is going to be worn with my cut-off Levi’s as soon as I touch down in the south of France next week.

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I’m wearing a FRAME Le Striped tie-front dress, a Rockins x Kimberley Stewart Easy Rider skinny scarf, Ancient Greek Alethea sandals, a Topshop skinny belt, i+i Jewellery necklace and Dinny Hall hoop earrings.

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