Sunday, July 11, 2010

Gallery of Shirtdresses

Who would have thought shirtdresses are interesting enough for a gallery of photos. Maybe they're not. But good ones have a lot of detail to be examined if you want to recreate them, like good trenchcoats.

This isn't the most gorgeous post of all time. Shirtdresses are brainy. And this is a thinking woman's post.

Click on photos to enlarge, or go to the Nordstrom product links to zoom in to details. If you want to fondle shirtdresses in person, you'll see below, there's only one place you need to go for these.

Safari details. Back yoke. And back center seam allows for some adjustment.

Trenchcoat-style flaps. Gathered sleeve hem. Princess seam and center back seam.

Note the extra wide hem.

Contrast collar detail. Big casual pockets to match slouchy casual feel.

Burberry at Nordstrom
More gunflaps. Self fabric belt. All classic on the front. But on the back -- an exposed zipper!

Hmmmmm. How literal. But it's flannel. And the shoulder line ...
Hidden buttons too, very clean. Depends on the look you're after.

Snaps instead of buttons. And the zipper detail ...
Also encased elastic waist.

Drawstrings and interesting collar for casual wear.

Back to work with this style. Or a party. Darting at the waistline. This belt style goes well with the collar and puffy sleeve. Maybe that's what makes me think of party. Not keg kind of party. More like wine and cheese.

Ruched waist.

Mandarin collar. Waist features drawstring in back.

Zipper closure instead of buttons or snaps. Very safari. Cute in khaki or navy.

Lots of topstitching, including lines over the pockets. Check out the waist. And raglan sleeves meet yoked back. Darts for shaping. Spend time looking at this one.

Snaps. Interesting back belt feature on dropped waist.

Who thought there could be so much to shirtdresses!

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