The dress over shirt is the newest, coolest fashion trend on the block. And as the name pretty much suggests, it is basically pairing a long and well-fitted shirt with a dress. We’re all familiar with using our shirts as jackets for layering. This trend however, is the exact reverse with you layering the dress on top of the shirt. Some brands have also taken this concept and designed shirt dresses that create an illusion of a dress on top of a shirt. People love this trend for its unconventionality and versatility. From bloggers to celebrities, everyone’s trying this trend out and it surely looks like it’s here to stay. So let’s look at few of our favourite dress over shirt looks.
Some Bollywood Inspo
- Shraddha Kapoor
- Alia Bhatt
- Parineeti Chopra
- Choose the Right Silhouette
- Play with prints
- Experiment with the Shirt
Styled fabulously by Shaleena Nathani, Shraddha Kapoor looked like a million bucks in when she sported the dress over shirt trend with so much confidence. She wore a customised long white shirt and topped it with a Manish Malhotra embellished mini dress. We love how she has used the belt (not a part of the dress) to accentuate her petite frame and enhance her figure!
How do you make the dress over shirt trend glam? Take clues from Alia Bhatt. She wore this button up striped BCBG Max Azria shirt dress recently in Delhi, which came with a corset tube dress attached to it.We love the interesting mix of stripes and a solid coloured lace corset together. She chose to not wear any accessories to keep the dress the focus of attention.
Parineeti Chopra stuck to the same white and gold combination as Shraddha Kapoor, but added a twist to the dress over shirt outfit by adding a bow scarf to it. This Saksha & Kinni number has a unique silhouette to it and we give it big thumbs up for being so refreshingly gorgeous!
Choose the Right Silhouette
Everyone has a different body type, but that shouldn’t stop you from embracing the dress over shirt trend. Every body type has a certain silhouette that accentuates their figure. If you’re on a healthier side, opt for a skater dress over your shirt. However, skater silhouettes work well on leaner body types as well giving the illusion of a fuller body.
Play with prints
Plaid, polka dots, stripes and floral are the prints that look the best while sporting this trend. Even though we’re all for the print on print trend, stay away from clashing prints for the dress over shirt trend. The point is to be able to highlight both the key pieces of the outfit, so maintain a contrast.
Experiment with the Shirt
While basic, crisp collared shirts look great underneath the dresses, shirts with Peter Pan collars, ruffles and lace detailing add a unique element to the outfit. Here, fashion icon Alexa Chung is wearing a peter pan collared shirt with sheer sleeves under a solid coloured striped dress. We can’t take our eyes off how gorgeous this combination looks.
The dress over shirt trend is fun, quirky and really brings out the girly girl in you and we suggest you totally try this trend out!
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