Women’s Shirt Dresses
What’s a Shirt Dress?
Some styles are timeless, and the shirt dress is one of them. Since they became part of popular fashion in the 1950s, they’ve been a staple of many wardrobes. There’s a style for almost every occasion: cocktail parties, date night, business presentations, lounging, weekend excursions, sporting events and more.
Now the real question is: what should you choose? Kohl’s is here to help. Shirt dresses can be worn many different ways. A t-shirt dress without buttons can easily be paired with a sweater and leggings for a more cozy look. You could pair a button-up dress with a stylish jacket, or unbutton the dress and wear it over your favorite tee and shorts. The possibilities are endless.
Maxi, midi, and even mini. With so many length variations, surely not all shirt dresses are created equal! Thankfully, these differences are to accommodate different body shapes. The maxi dresses are indeed elegant, but they may not be best for your body shape. Midi and mini dresses feature different shoulders and waistlines, so you’re sure to find something that works for you.
Maxi dresses are far longer and flowing, giving off a more elegant look. They inspire feelings of freedom and playfulness. Many of these dresses are made with vibrant prints and don’t require jewelry or accessories to look great.
Midi and minidresses leave more room for you to show off your legs and foot wear! Because they’re less flowing and loose, the fit can be more tapered and accentuate more of your body shape. Similar to maxi dresses, these can range from solid colors to printed, requiring varying degrees of accessorizing to complete your look.
Kohl’s features an array of plus size styles so you can experience the magic of the shirt dress!
Along with varying lengths, shirt dresses feature sleeved and sleeveless styles. Sleeveless styles can give you a chic and confident look. They’re a great look for spring and summer too! Going sleeveless with the collared business casual look is a great way to stand out and look professional.
Depending on where you’re going to wear your shirt dress you might want to add a little sparkle to your outfit! Never underestimate the power of a watch. While it’s useful for you, the right color and model can go a long way to securing a powerful and sophisticated vibe.
Nights out on the town may require something more subtle, but equally important. The proper clutch and bangle combo can create a playful and coy atmosphere for your night to remember.
The initial creation of the shirt dress features a belt across the waist, to create a more shapely look. Many shirt dresses are tapered, but if you’re feeling trendy try a contrasting belt to make your outfit pop!
Many currently trendy outfits feature a hat. Matching your hat with some shades and a jacket will help you feel stylish and put-together.
By far, the best thing about the shirt dress is how compatible it is with other styles. While most tops are designed to steal the show, shirt dresses offer enough versatility to be paired with knee-high boots, blazers, or even other dresses.
Try out a blazer to pull together your look with a strong, commanding silhouette.
Knee-high boots are a great way to pull together a confident, stylish, but more casual look.
Forever 21 launched a line of ‘plus-size’ jeans — but it’s not as inclusive as it sounds
The INSIDER Summary:
- Forever 21 just released a new line of “plus-size” denim, 12×12.
- The collection carries sizes between a small to 3x, the equivalent of sizes 2 – 18.
- However, the line isn’t very inclusive when compared to other “plus-size” retailers that carry up to size 28, like Torrid.
- Although the collection is definitely a step in the right direction for Forever 21, the brand has a long way to go before it is truly inclusive.
We were so excited when we first heard about Forever 21’s new line of “inclusive” jeans.
The store’s denim line 12×12, which launched on August 22, features trendy pieces in sizes small to 3X that cost between $28 and $38, according to a press release obtained by Teen Vogue. The collection also offers the same styles in “straight” and “plus” sizes.
While it sounds great, as Refinery29 points out, the collection isn’t as inclusive as it claims to be because it only offers up to a size 18.
Refinery29 reported that, according to Forever 21’s measurement guide, a size small corresponds to a 2-4; a medium corresponds to a 6-8; a large corresponds to a 10-12; a 1X corresponds to a 14; a 2X corresponds to a 16; and a 3X corresponds to an 18. This might sound fair enough — especially when considering that the average American woman wears a size 16 — but the collection has its faults.
This line hardly stacks up against competitors. Torrid, a “plus-size” fast fashion retailer, carries up to a size 28. That is certainly more body inclusive than an 18.
Forever 21 used diverse models like Yvonne Simone, Sierra Skye, Yasmin Geurts, and Sarina Nowak to advertise the collection, but that doesn’t necessarily absolve the retailer of 12×12’s faults.
Oddly enough, Forever 21’s regular “plus-size” collection appears to include size 20. For example, these Plus Size Distressed Jeans can be purchased in a size 20. These are listed alongside the 12×12 line on Forever 21’s website, but are not officially part of the collection.
When the line was released, a statement issued by the retailer explained how the 12×12 collection was designed with diverse body types in mind.
“We are pleased to introduce 12×12 Denim as a part of our continued focus on celebrating fashion for all sizes,” Linda Chang, Forever 21’s vice president of merchandising, said in a press release. “A key part of our mission is to empower our customers, to be confident with the bodies they have and for their fashion to be an extension of this.”
A representative for Forever 21 reiterated the brand’s earlier message in a statement provided to INSIDER.
“We strive to embrace beauty in all shapes and sizes and are committed to representing our customers the best we can,” the representative said. “We currently have a plus size apparel line that goes to 3X, and are exploring options for the future.”
Since Forever 21 launched its first “plus-size” line in May 2009, the retailers has been a great example for other fast-fashion brands. The retailer’s body-positive history is why shoppers are so disappointed in its new collection. Though 12×12 is a step in the right direction, it doesn’t feel right to label a collection “inclusive” when it arguably isn’t. Hopefully, Forever 21 will consider adding more sizes to the range in future.
Plus Size Women’s Tops and T-Shirts
Plus Size Tops and T-Shirts for Women
Keep cool in the warm weather and build the staples of your summer wardrobe from our wide range of women’s plus size singlets and camis. Fitted out in lightweight fabrics with breathability in mind, camisoles and tank tops are must-have summer styles. Choose from a variety of vivid prints for a simple yet striking statement, reserving neutral colours and tones for interchangeable everyday wear. Pair simple styles with maxi skirts and linen pants for a straightforward summer look, wearing screen prints with denim shorts and skirts for a more cheeky and contemporary flair.
When it comes to understated style that will transition from season to season with ease, nothing can compete with the classic t-shirt. For a simple summer look that can be dressed up or down, turn to plus size t-shirts in short-sleeve styles. Pair bold colours with plain pairs of pants, reserving monochrome tones for denim in all different colours. When the weather cools down and your outfit calls for some light layering, take advantage of women’s plus size t-shirts in long-sleeve styles. Made from comfortable cotton fabrics with insulation in mind, overheating will be a thing of the past making way for added comfort. Roll neck features lend to extra coverage and warmth whereas ribbed finishes add texture to your look.
For sophisticated style that can be worn to work or out on the weekend, shop our selection of women’s plus size shirts and blouses. Choose from colourful shirts with cold and off-the-shoulder features for contemporary style that would look great at a long lunch with the ladies, reserving button-up blouses and simple slip-on shirts for sleek style to suit the modern working woman.
No matter the occasion or your unique sense of style, there’s something for every woman’s wardrobe online with Best&Less Australia. From simple t-shirts in classic core colours to sophisticated shirts to be worn to work or on the weekend, our selection of women’s plus size tops and t-shirts stocks styles to suit women of any shape and size.