Nowadays, with information circulating at such high speed, we can learn from anything in just one click. In past decades the way fashion circulated was completely different. Women had to buy their monthly fashion magazine to find out which were the new trends for the season, to fin out if there was a new designer in town (because there were very few designers then), and what was cool and fashionable at that time.
With the internet and all the beautiful advantages it provides us, it´s easy to discover new things that you didn´t know about before. For me, a new discovery from a few months ago, is the shirtdress. This piece has existed since 1945, when Christian Dior created the “New Look”, and with it, the first shirtdress. It was first called a “shirtwaist dress”, and it had a full skirt held up by wearing a crinoline. It is certainly not something new, and I had seen it before, but it wasn´t until now that I finally decided to get one, and I couldn´t have made a better decision!
I designed this shirtdress for a school project, and now I just want to have more! This piece is such a great investment because of its versatility and the flatter aspect that applies for all body types. You can use it just like that, without any other piece than itself and to look good, that is all you need. You can also accessorize with a belt, like the one I´m wearing that follows the judo belts trend so strong for this spring/summer 2015.
You can use your shirtdress with almost anything. I decided to wear mine with some black Zara leggings and a black & white mules, also by Zara. If you feel very “naked” just with a shirtdress or you bought (or made) it a little too short, you can pair it with a skirt, shorts, tights, jeans, or the so on trend right now, culottes.
Now we can see a lot of new ways to style your outfits, and something Iove and inmediately elevates any outfit, is layering. Now, with the summer just around the corner, it doesn´t sound very appealing, but a fresh, cotton shirtdress would be the perfect layer for a pair of flared pants and mules. Not hot at all. The point is, as I always tell you, to have fun, experiment and try new combinations. Any fashion icon will tell you to experiment with fashion. If not, where would be the fun?