Work Wear Classic: White Shirt Dress

legallee blonde fashion blogger standing by Vancouver Gastown steam clock in white dress with black blazer

This white shirt dress from Boden has been a staple in my work wear rotation for the past two summers! A classic white shirt dress is definitely a piece I consider a work wear staple. They are classic, but still can look on trend. They look professional while giving you break from a suit (#win). Unsurprisingly then, I plan on wearing this dress, styled as I have it here, a ton this summer. Read on for some white shirt dress style tips and outfit ideas.

It’s been interesting to have a piece like this in my closet that I continually wear year after year, because I find myself styling it differently each year. This spring/summer my favorite way to wear this white shirt dress is with a black blazer, a thick black belt and a black ribbon tied into a bow under the shirt  collar.

In contrast, last summer I wore it a lot with a robin’s egg blue cardigan and a blue and yellow striped ribbon as a belt. It was a soft feminine look. This summer though with fashion trend’s moving more towards classic prep, the ribbon tied into a bow at the collar was such an easy choice.

I still wanted to wear a belt because in general I find shirt dresses are more flattering with a belt. It helps break up the look.  Sticking with the classic prep fashion trend I went with a wide faux-leather belt for this look.

Accessory wise, I went with my ride-or-die black pumps (seriously, I can’t live without these haha) and my look-a-like Celine mini handbag. Goodness how I love this little dupe bag. And for under $50, I am really impressed by the quality.

When I have a rare office day where I don’t need to be lugging around a ton of files (the challenges of being a courtroom lawyer) I always opt for a small handbag because I am just so stoked that I can. It’s a nice change not having to bring around 10 pounds of stuff!

I’ll link up my exact white shirt dress below,  but since I think white shirt dresses are such a must-have item, I have found a few at different price points that I will also link up below. I cannot recommend them enough as wear-to-work item (clearly) but I also love how versatile they are! Here is a look at a weekend outfit featuring this white shirt dress. So versatile!

Have a great day everyone and happy shopping!


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  1. Sarah Lagen June 15, 2018 / 9:52 am

    Very cute white dress and something you can wear a ton at work out outside of work!! Love how you styled it with the blazer!

    xo, Sarah

    • Lee June 15, 2018 / 10:10 am

      Thats exactly what I think! Such a versatile piece. Thanks for stopping by, have a great Friday!

    • Lee June 15, 2018 / 12:43 pm

      Thank you so much!! <3

  2. Cathy June 15, 2018 / 11:48 am

    Cute outfit, it’s so chic!!


    • Lee June 15, 2018 / 12:44 pm

      Thanks Cathy! Happy Friday!

  3. Kim June 15, 2018 / 2:13 pm

    This dress is so chic and such a great option for the office! I also love that Celine dupe! You can’t beat that price.


    • Lee June 15, 2018 / 6:59 pm

      Aw thank you Kim! And right?! Such a cute little Celine dupe!

    • Lee June 17, 2018 / 5:13 pm

      Thank you so much! Hope you had a lovely weekend!

    • Lee June 17, 2018 / 5:12 pm

      Thank you so much Cristina!

  4. Stephanie June 17, 2018 / 11:46 am

    A white dress of any sort is always a good idea to have on hand. This particular shirtdress is especially cute, and I love that you’ve found so many unique ways to style it! Loving this look on you! So classic and chic.

    • Lee June 17, 2018 / 5:11 pm

      Aw thanks so much Steph!

  5. Stephanie June 17, 2018 / 11:48 am

    I truly love a white dress. This shirtdress especially seems so handy to keep around. You can style it so many ways and always look chic!

  6. annaefox01 June 17, 2018 / 12:32 pm

    I love a good shirtdress! You styled this one perfectly.

    • Lee June 17, 2018 / 5:16 pm

      Aw thanks Anna! Have a great weekend!

  7. mylifeaslaurr June 18, 2018 / 8:07 am

    This outfit is amazing! Shirtdreses are so good for day to night.



    • Lee June 18, 2018 / 12:59 pm

      Thank you so much Lauren!!

  8. Amanda June 18, 2018 / 5:13 pm

    This dress is so classic and chic, love how you styled it!

    • Lee June 19, 2018 / 7:26 am

      Thank you so much Amanda!

  9. Laura June 19, 2018 / 7:35 am

    A white shirtdress is so classic and chic! Perfect for the office.

    xo, Laura

    • Lee June 19, 2018 / 7:50 am

      I totally agree! Thanks for stopping by and commenting Laura!

    • Lee June 20, 2018 / 7:33 pm

      Exactly how I feel!! Thanks for stopping by!

  10. sarasab June 21, 2018 / 11:47 am

    This white dress is so chic and classic! I love your simple black accessories – they totally complete the look!

    • Lee June 22, 2018 / 1:09 pm

      Aw thank you so much!! Can’t go wrong with classic B&W!

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