11 shirt dresses to wear as searches soar by nearly 2,000%

After a few days of the sun finally showing its face, spring feels just around the corner. And with the government’s announcement of lockdown restrictions to come, it’s no wonder that spring fashion-related searches have shot up.

‘Shirt dress’ is one such search term that’s risen dramatically recently – by 1,900 per cent in fact, according to shopping app LIKEtoKNOW.it. After months of loungewear, we’re pushing the leggings and jumpers aside (with glee, we might add), and looking forward to more carefree days when our outfits will reflect that mood.

The shirt dress is a hardworking item that never really goes out of style, thanks to it’s versatility, practicality and ability to adapt to current trends – take GANNI‘s version with an oversized collar, for example, or Mango’s faux-leather one. Plus, shirt dresses can take on any hemline, from mini to midi to maxi, making it an accessible style for everyone.

We’ve found 11 of our favourite shirt dresses on the high street that you can wear with tights now and bare legs as the mercury rises.

11 of the best shirt dresses:

oversized collar shirt dress

Ripstop Ecovero Oversized Shirt, £215, GANNI

GANNI’s boxy shirt dress plays into the oversized collar trend, too.

green leopard shirt dress

Long Sleeve Kensington Dress, £79, hush

The green leopard print of hush’s dress would put some zing in any day.

pale blue shirt dress
& Other Stories

Asymmetric Mini Shirt Dress, £69, & Other Stories

The shirt dress trend works on minis, too – the dress length making a comeback this season.

gingham shirt dress

Maxi shirt dress, £35, Monki

Gingham in spring is the perfect combo – while the midaxi length and long sleeves make it warm enough for cooler days.

denim shirt dress

Denim Belted Midi Shirt Dress, £49.50, M&S

A denim dress is a wardrobe saviour you’ll turn to time and again, from the first signs of spring through to the bitter end of autumn.

khaki mini shirt dress

Cotton Shirt Dress, £29.99, Zara

The slightly architectural shape of this khaki mini dress and waistline shirring emphasise an hourglass shape.

beige wrap shirt dress

Wrap Shirt Dress, £69, Cos

Is it a shirt dress, or is it a wrap dress? Really, it’s both, and it will make for the perfect back to the office outfit (whenever that happens).

black tiered shirt dress

Tiered Shirt Dress, £89, Arket

A spring dress doesn’t always have to shout florals and bright colours – a simple black number with stylish tiering is sometimes all you need.

blue print shirt dress

Eucalyptus Print Dress, £103.20 (was £129), Whistles

Dusty blue is an excellent way of subtly introducing colour to your wardrobe, and this leaf print is much more interesting than standard florals.

faux leather shirt dress

Faux-leather shirt dress, £55.99 (was £69.99), Mango

Play into the season’s leather trend with Mango’s faux version that looks just as buttery soft as the real thing.

stripy shirt dress
French Connection

Verve Stripe Belted Dress, £59 (was £85), French Connection

For summery vibes, a striped dress won’t miss the mark; we love the relaxed shape of this one that’s cinched in with a fabric belt.