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kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKkLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLOMG! OMG! It’s been plus 26 today in Belgium, full sun and not a single cloud to see. I’m happy. I can take the advantage of this gorgeous summer weather and show of the rest of my summer wardrobe.

Today is about the dress that is probably THE most flattering for any body type – a shirt dress – my best friend of all times. Thank you, Christian Dior, for inventing a shirt dress somewhere in the 50s because ever since it has been re-invented in all possible shapes, fabrics, colors and cuts by every single brand and designer to dress the best part of humanity.

What makes a shirt dress so special. A shirt dress is a dress that borrows details from a man’s shirt. It normally has button front, collar and cuffed sleeves and mostly important it’s cinched on the waist, making the silhouette absolutely fabulous. Every single details has its function: button front elongates the body, cuffed sleeves give the shape to it, pockets on the chest are better than a push-up bra, and cinched waist line turns even the most straight girl into an hourglass. So it’s a win-win dress if you find the right one.

If you are a straight girl without defined waist and sharp features, you would like to go for a typical military shirt dress. It makes you look cool but still feminine at the same time. Go for a stiff fabric to match with your straight body line.

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If you are a lucky hour-glass girl you would like to accentuate your curves with a tighter silhouette in a stretchy fabric.

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If you are an athletic Y-type with narrow hips and wider shoulders, A-line shirt dress would balance your top with your bottom and create a defined waist line. Go for the dress in a more stiff fabric like cotton.

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And finally if you are a pear-type girl who tend to carry most of her weight around the hips, you would need a shirt-dress with A-line but in a soft fabric.

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And finally, the last but not the least, – a shirt dress for myself. I just fall for the color and it’s retro look and feel. It’s very flattering, super comfortable and definitely drags a lot of attention. I bought it on sample sales, it did not end up in mass production, so I can call it exclusive and almost couture. Go shopping, enjoy the last days of summer and don’t forget to share my tips with your girlfriends!

Photos are made by Anna Hallard.

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I am wearing Supertrash shirt dress, 
Giuseppe Zanotti peep-toe shoes, BCBG Max Azria metallic clutch.

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