Darlings, I have no qualms about owning up to the truth; and the truth, at this precise moment, is that I am head over heels not only for chambray, but, specifically, chambray shirtdresses!
There is an element of bohemian elegance proffered via the sophisticated simplicity of the shirtdress; a majestically mussed, refined rumpled, posh playfulness showcased by the design, which makes one look as if they are accoutered in the very same dress shirt their cute boy du jour wore to a chichi corporate affair just last night, as opposed to a freshly laundered cut crafted with the curvy lady in mind. Therefore it should come as no surprise that Rag & Bone’s Tailrace Shirtdress is my new clothing crush.
Harboring a fold-over collar, eight-button closure, and shirttail hem identical to that seen upon dapper menswear; the Tailrace Shirtdress easily juxtaposes between masculinity and femininity in terms of design courtesy of a more fitted bodice which hugs one’s curves, whilst still allowing enough slack to make one feel relaxed, carefree, and fabulous!
Kitty cats, I truly cannot help it! Already my mind is ablaze with styling ideas for the piece de resistance of quintessential spring attire! Today I’ll haphazardly lasso a skinny, woven, cognac-hued belt around the waist and slip on a pair of knee-high, weatherbeaten riding boots for a rustic look; come this evening I’ll slide on a pair of black liquid leggings and sky-high stilettos to radiate effortless grandeur; and bright and early tomorrow morning you’ll see me gallivanting off to a blissful brunch dressed in nothing more than the Tailrace Shirtdress hanging lankly from my frame and a pair of glittering ballerinas for a truly laidback silhouette. All in my dreams, of course.
I suppose I should have let you in on that horrid little secret long ago, lovers; though, in all honesty, I was hoping it would magically disappear. The exorbitant price tag, that is. Beautiful, yes; affordable…absolutely not – for at $325.00 one could buy almost an entire new wardrobe for the amount required to make the Tailrace Shirtdress their own. Not to worry, of course; Ella is here to save the day.
While slightly darker in color, Alloy’s Ella Shirt Dress is just as decadent as Rag & Bone’s ravishing beauty; but at $39.90 a piece, one has the ability to snag it in both colors, and still have quite a bit left over for a glamorous spa day with the girls!
Which role have you decided to undertake on this terrific Tuesday, kittens? Tightwad or spendthrift?
Thanks to Shopbop and Alloy for the pictures.
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