Oh, maxi dress, we love you and feeling like we?re wearing a nightgown to dinner. But we?ve also grown tired of tripping over you, and our pasty legs could use some sunshine.
We declare this the year of the shirtdress. With its tailored but effortless vibe, it?s our new summer staple. And thanks to the many updated versions we?ve found this season, it?s safe to say any woman can pull off a shirtdress. Here are our favorites, organized by body type:
Busty The small print and streamlined silhouette of Gitman Sisters? cheetah print dress help keep the focus off your, ahem, endowment. $195 at Penelope?s, 1913 W. Division St.; 773-395-2351 or shoppenelopes.com
Tall A little length goes a long way. This floral high-low number makes a nice frame for your gams. $258 at Anthropologie, 1548 N. Fremont St.; 312-867-4935 or anthropologie.com
Petite Joie?s chambray dress--with its classic single color, narrow sleeves and delicate leather belt--won?t overpower small frames. $155 at Trillium, 1744 W. Division St.; 773-698-8162 or trilliumchicago.com
Athletic The blush plaid of this Humanoid dress is both feminine and sporty, and the cinched-in waist helps create some curves. $185 at p.45, 1643 N. Damen Ave.; 773-862-4523 or p45.com