Patterned Shirt Dress
Paper Crown Silk Dress c/o Gambita / Longchamp Le Pliage Large Tote / ASSETS tights / Sam Edelman Felicia Flats / Blu Bijoux earrings / MAC Lipstick in “Angel”
As a petite woman, the thought of wearing a shirt dress scares me. The entire concept of a shirt dress is a dress that fits more like a shirt, meaning it’s loose and comfortable with the sophisticated button-up style of most blouses. However, when you’re skinny and short, items like this can totally overwhelm your frame. Luckily, there are a handful of designers out there that cater to petite women, including my new favorite, Gambita.
Gambita is an online retailer created to sell clothes exclusively for petite women. Can I get an Amen? I’ve been waiting to find a store like this forever, and I’m so grateful to Brenna for introducing me to Caroline’s awesome shop and business venture.
This Paper Crown silk dress fits like a dream. It’s incredibly comfortable, yet still dressy enough for work. My office is business-casual, meaning that a cute shirt dress and tights are more on the dressy end of the spectrum. I decided to belt my shirt dress to emphasize my waist and elongate my frame- someone all petite women should try.
To finish off the dress, I added some black tights (it’s chilly here in NJ!), my go-to Longchamp work bag and a pair of Sam Edelman flats I just invested in. They are super comfortable so far, so let’s pray no blisters form!
Are you a fan of shirt dresses? If you’re petite, how do you wear them?
P.S. Use the discount code “Gambita4LifeUnsweetened” for 25% off your order at checkout. Look out for another fun look from Gambita next week!
This is such a perfect work look, love this outfit.
I love shirt dresses and this pattern is great for one! It lets you dress it up or wear more casual. I love your flats but it would probably also look really cute with boots!
definitely- I debated between booties and flats for this post
oh i looove paper crown! this dress looks fantastic on you.
thank you Amy!
What a gorgeous shirt dress! Loving the print. It fits you perfectly!
thank you Lauren!
This dress is SO gorgeous! Absolutely love it! And I love love love Paper Crown 🙂
I have such a hard time styling shirt dresses. I need to steal this idea!
a belt makes it alll better!
You look so pretty in this shirt dress, great print too!
You look so cute! It’s completely flattering on you, and a great look for the workplace.
thank you Jacy!
Oh I love that they cater to petites…I have to check them out!
yes you should!
Pretty dress… love the neutral colors in the print and it looks comfortable too!
aren’t the sam edelman flats the best ever! can’t take mine off!
yes thank you for the recommendation!
Really pretty dress – looks great on you! I haven’t tried a shirt dress yet, but I really like this one. Glad you found a pair of flats!
You are precious in this dress!!! Glad you finally found a site that caters only to petite sizes. I wish I could wear it!! 🙂 Fingers crossed for no blisters!!
Ah, love the dress on you! So glad you like Gambita 🙂
Thank you again!
That dress looks fabulous on you! You look adorable!
that dress is gorgeous! i’m wearing a shirtdress right now with almost the exact same combo you have — belt, black tights & black shoes. they’re so easy, esp. for work.
This is so pretty!
Great dress! Love that you paired it with tights.
I absolutely love this Paper Crown dress! You look lovely in it and the print is just amazing.
I love this print on you 🙂