Not to boast, but when I wore this dress to work, I was showered with compliments. “Love your shirtdress” became the greeting of the day. More inquisitive co-workers, though, wanted to know where I got it. “Is this one piece? Is this the dress from Derek Lam 10 Crosby?” Surprise! It’s actually two button-down shirts that I fashioned into a dress like the resourceful style-savvy MacGyver that I am.
Like its abbreviated counterpart—the button-down shirt—the shirtdress is a classic, a wardrobe staple with the power to hit you with an instant dose of polish. For this reason, it’s been reinvented and reimagined a million-and-one different ways. It’s especially true this season, with an influx of modern-day takes from both established designers like Jason Wu and Narciso Rodriguez and new labels like Monse, which debuted its first collection with plays on shirting, manipulating traditional elements in unconventional ways (sleeves as necklines, sleeves as a twisted tie-waist detail, and so on).
And so with the runway as my inspiration, I took it upon myself to DIY a shirtdress (a shirtdress, I might add, that we’ve previously featured as a work wardrobe must-have) from shirts I already own. And this how I did it.
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