How to style the basic shirtdress at any age

Want something that'll play nice with your entire closet? Look no further than the basic shirtdress.

Want something that'll play nice with your entire closet? Look no further than the basic shirtdress.

Natalia Manzocco, Special to QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:36 PM ET

Want something that’ll play nice with your entire closet? Look no further than the basic shirtdress.

“You can wear it day to night, and you can wear it office to playtime,” says Toronto-based stylist Talia Brown. “It’s a very classic look. It’s never going to get old - it’s never going to go out of style.”

Brown points out that there are options out there for every body and lifestyle, in a variety of cuts, patterns, colours and fabrics. Once you’ve found one that speaks to you, you can customize it further; belt an A-line shirtdress for a different silhouette, roll up the sleeves, and customize the neckline. “If you don’t want to show much skin you can button it all up. It’s more about comfort.”

Brown and Vancouver-based stylist Nadia Albano have given us their suggestions on how to style this shirtdress, no matter your age. (With a cut this classic, that dress might just see you through a decade or two.)


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