Back in the office? Need to cool down? Make an updated shirt dress your one-stop summer wardrobe solution. With many Dubai workers set to the return to the office this week, amid the UAE’s soaring temperatures, an understated shirt dress is an easy-to-wear silhouette that is set to take you from day to night.
Whether buttoned-down, billowing or wrapped at the waist, this season’s shirt dress — from Lanvin to Jil Sander — comes in a multitude of styles that can be worn with leather slides, raffia accessories, fanciful flatforms and more, depending on the mood. For a thoroughly modest look you can even wear it over linen trousers.
Cool and comfortable, take inspiration from regional designers such as Serrb, Reemami and Darin Hachem, and invest in earthy hued shapes that help to build a seasonless wardrobe and can be worn with almost anything.
Look for details like OTT collars, statement sleeves and light-as-paper fabrics that have been organically dyed, for a piece that will see you through the long hot summer. Add the new look shirt dress to the top of your back-to-work list and wear this style of the week endlessly.
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