A shirt-dress – the masculine spice of femininity

Frankly, there are many items in my husband’s closet I’d love to adopt. There’s nothing sexier and more feminine than a man’s button-up casually thrown on a woman’s body. However, this is a look for movies and bedrooms – walk around like this, and you’ll get the wrong type of looks. Accessorizing a masculine shirt properly is an art form – jeans, a short skirt and shorts are all valid options.

To skip all the styling dilemmas, the shirt-dress is a genius solution – part button-up shirt, part skirt, all classic pinstripes – a perfect combo of masculinity and femininity, in one fashionable look.

Fashion blogger Luba Jakobson shirt dress

I’d fold the sleeves above the elbow to accentuate the buttons, but if you’re feeling the autumn chill, keep the original length.

Fashion blogger Luba Jakobson baby blue shirt dress

If you’re in a romantic mood, like I was during my visit to Prague, go for gentle retro-inspired heels, like the shoe in the photo – the elegant result works itself nicely into a vintage car ride.

Fashion blogger Luba Jakobson shirt dress .

If you’re feeling sporty, opt for sneakers for longer city walks and comfort. As for the color palette, I decided to go baby blue, but this dress will work great with brown – a rugged leather bag and sunglasses, plus white sneakers.

Fashion blogger Luba Jakobson baby blue shirt dress

I created two styling options on Polyvore, both inspired by my shirt-dress. Please note that clicking on an item will tell you the price and where exactly to get it, online or on your next visit abroad.

Fashion blogger Luba Jakobson shirt dress  styling clutch diamond earrings

Blue look Prague by luba-jakobson-povolotsky featuring pendant earrings

Fashion blogger Luba Jakobson shirt dress brown bag tortoise sunglasses

Blue & brown Prague by luba-jakobson-povolotsky featuring tortoise shell aviators

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Dress – Cristian Dior // bag – Proenza Schouler // shoes – Cristian Dior // sun glasses – Illesteva

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