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An Effortless Style Staple You Should Already Own

* 100% cotton shirt dress from James Perse
* Full-length, button-up placket
* Woven, fine-stripe pattern

Menswear continues to inspire women’s wardrobes, and the shirt dress is turning heads on the streets and the catwalk this season. Shirt dresses have made their mark in the ready-to-wear market, and the look is continually refined by designers such as Alexander Wang, Valentino and Margiela. The perfect balance of soft sophistication and structure makes a shirt dress the go-to for Spring and an effortless transition into Summer.

The Pocket Shirt Swing Dress by James Perse is the epitome of effortless chic, combining luxe menswear shirting with feminine details. This shirt communicates clean, put-together vibes instantly and styles within seconds.

Needle-fine stripe shirting creates a crisp, lightweight hand that looks super chic, while the oversized silhouette flatters all body types. A standing collar is an eye-catching update to the average shirt dress, sitting above two patch pockets at the bust and the button-up placket. The structured swing silhouette hits just above the knees, with side slits at the hem for optimal comfort. The sleeves steal the show with a half-length dolman style, rolled at the cuffs for a relaxed, slouchy fit.

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Actress Reese Witherspoon was spotted in Los Angeles wearing the shirt dress trend in a similar style.[/caption]

The special thing about shirt dresses is they are easily accessorized and personalized by each individual wearer. The Pocket Shirt Swing Dress in particular can be styled alone as a dress, or with leggings for a tunic-style ensemble. Boots, flats and wedges all look equally appealing with this style, and shirt dresses also pair with hats, tights, blazers and countless kinds of handbags.

Unique executions of the shirt dress will continue for many seasons to come, and we see endless possibilities with this piece by James Perse.

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