Pretty Retro Shirt Dresses
When I’ve started out building my vintage wardrobe not so long ago, I’ve been particularly on the lookout for versatile staples that can be combined in different ways. The 1940s style shirt dress by Pretty Retro is such a basic and I have this dress in two colours, red and mustard. As you know, I have a colourcrush and I love the statement colours red and yellow.
Styling the Shirt Dress
The Pretty Retro shirt dress is also quite practical that’s why I love it so much. I like to combine it with a cropped 1950s fashion cardigan like this one by Voodoo Vixen. I think it is also important to wear stylistically matching retro cardigans since most modern ones are just too long. Hence, they don’t create a classic vintage 40s silhouette.
I have two cotton cable-knit cardigans by Voodoo Vixen, one in yellow and the other in forest green. I like to wear these with my two Pretty Retro vintage dresses. Of course, you can also combine the dresses with a neutral coloured cardigan like this brown one. I also feel that a red beret adds to the vintage feeling as well as a tartan scarf.
What is more, these shirt dresses are perfect for layering. Thus, Sirinya Vintage recommends wearing a dress, a cardigan and a trenchcoat for the perfect spring outfit. Thus, wind, rain and storm cannot bother you! This is the perfect outfit for a walk at the harbour.
There are so many options how to combine these dresses. For instance, I also love a monochrome yellow outfit like this one. I like this cheeky look with the matching headband. By the way, yellow has become my favourite colour lately since it is such a mood booster.
Of course you can also wear a red dress with a green cardigan. How about combining this outfit with a true vintage gobelin handbag? This is a vintage treasure that I’ve thrifted last year on a flea market.
Summing up, I think shirt dresses are very comfortable and versatile. Thus, I recommend these dresses as a wardrobe staple as well as sleeveless dresses. How do you style shirt dresses? Let me know your outfit inspiration the comments below.