Just because you are a professional doesn’t mean you have to wear black or navy every day!

Enter the shirt dress. The history of the article of clothing is that its details come from a man’s shirt. They usually don’t have a set-in waist, making them flattering on many body shapes.

There is nothing manly about this beautiful shirt dress from Nordstrom. It is a fabulous way to bring color to your wardrobe without sacrificing your professional image. The simple lines and the silk fabric give it a clean look. The top-stitched zipper and tying the belt says casual and elegant at the same time. Coming in at a price of $168 won’t break the bank.

You can find shirt dresses for less money, but they won’t be as elegant as this! Still, we all have budgets we must adhere to. Alternatives can be found at Chadwicks for $39.99; JC Penney for $40; and Dress Barn for $59.99

May you always look great!

Pat Roland, Certified Total Image Consultant