Some decades are marked by iconic fashion silhouettes. When you think of the 50’s, your mind immediately goes in one of two ways: the poodle skirt or the 50’s style shirt dress.
I fell in love with this 50’s style shirt dress the minute I saw it! The collar and 3/4 length sleeves are oh-so figure flattering.
The simple lines of the dress make it easy to accessorize. I paired it with a Brighton leather belt, which I’ve owned for years. Brighton leather belts have been on my splurge list for years because of their quality design and unique metal work (although I usually choose styles I find on sale ;)) Here’s a similar Brighton belt.
I thought fishnet hose and cute Nine West heels would make the perfect pairing. The classic styling of these heels is the perfect height and very flattering to the leg. Here’s a similar pair from the Nine West site.
Patterned stockings, like these fishnets, are a popular trend for this season. They are an especially great choice to keep your legs covered if you live in colder temperatures. How about you…have you tried out the patterned stocking trend?
After looking at the pictures, I think I will add a crinoline slip underneath this dress for future wear. I think the slip would have added extra width to the bottom to balance out the shoulders. Still, I love the cool retro vibe; especially with these bifocal sunglasses from Readers.com.
For jewelry, I chose a glass pendant necklace I picked up in Singapore. Then, I added leather and glass-beaded bracelets in one of my favorite accent colors, yellow.
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I Love a great shirt dress. The fishnet stockings and gorgeous shoes were perfect choices! You are making me want to add a couple more to my wardrobe… 🙂
I really do like vintage style…so ladylike and refined!
I love the whole look. You look fantastic indeed , Shellie 🙂
Hi Shellie, you look so spiffy in your shirtwaist dress, gives me the urge to try one for summer. So cute!! Love your shoes:)
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Hi Karren, it’s always a pleasure to co-host with you!
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I don’t like many dress styles, but this is one that I really like! Looks great on you.
Thanks Jennifer, the shirt dress has to be on of the easiest styles to wear.
Adorable, you rock it! I would go for khaki or blue for myself!
Thanks Terri! Yes, black is not for everyone and it’s good you know the colors that work for you.
I love your 1950s style shirt dress! That is something for me that will never go out style!
You’re so right, Lanae…some styles are just timeless!
Great dress and loving all the great accessories you wore with it.
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this dress is so flattering!!
Wow! I love this dress…You look fabulous.
Shellie I’ve just been reading that fishnets are the next trend – so you’re pretty much on it girl! I adore those ultra feminine shoes too with this dress, it all works beautifully x
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Hi Anna, aren’t those heels great?! Yes, the fishnets look great but they’re not always the most comfortable to wear 🙁
gorgeous! I have always loved this style and the wonderful wrap dress by diane von furstenberg too.
Hi Katherine! Oh yes, I agree…you can’t go wrong with the wrap dress either.
Loving this dress so much – and the fabulous finishing touches too. xox
LOVE it. This post is my gym-motivation for today!
Aww, it’s always nice to be someone’s motivation.
Love the shirt dress. Especially the belt you chose. Great look!