The heat wave can throw up all kinds of wardrobe problems, but there's one dress our editors are leaning on this week—the humble shirtdress. So much so that we keep wearing almost identical styles to work each day. From a short-sleeved belted shirtdress to a long tunic dress, we find that shirtdresses can work for more summer events than you may think. You can dress up a tunic for work by layering it over a pair of smart, tailored cigarette trousers, and you can swap these for a pair of step-hem or raw-hem ankle-skimming jeans with loafers for the weekend. Along with the traditional button-down shirtdresses, there are a number of deconstructed styles we have our eyes on right now, including the £30 Zara shirtdress Emily Ratajkowski has been wearing.
Scroll below to shop our edit of the 10 best shirtdresses to buy now.
You'll want to have a closer look at the cuff detailing on this shirt.
This is a super-flattering silhouette.
This won't stay around in the sales for long.
The khaki means this isn't just for summer.
This is also available in a monochrome print.
The perfect work dress that you can layer over jeans at weekends.
An oversize linen shirtdress is a heat-wave saviour.
Emily Ratajkowski has been wearing this dress.
This would look cool worn over a pair of ankle-skimming jeans.