One shirt dress, three ways…

I do not believe there is a more versatile clothing item than a shirt dress.

You may know my philosophy/justification for purchasing a new clothing item: if I can’t think of at least 3 outfits to put together with this item, I will not buy it.

Today, I show you 3 different ways to wear the  Skylar Longline Button Through Top * kindly gifted by Table Eight.
This is a lovely piece, it drapes well, hardly creases and is finished with some great details:

Sleeves can be rolled up and tabbed and it has a belt as well. Very versatile!

Shirt dress three ways Table eight skular online button through



So my bestie slash photographer extraordinaire,  and I went on a little field trip to one of our local Port Hacking Bays, where there is a great pavilion for the backdrop. It was one of the coldest, windiest days of the year, but anything in the name of fashion!

Outfit one


Table Eight Shirt Dress Skylar



I like this look for lunch, or for work. I wear the dress as a coat. Perfect as a transeasonal piece, worn here over Table Eight Willa Wide leg Stripe Belted Pants.*



Outfit two



Table Eight Shirt Dress Skylar


Table Eight Shirt Dress Skylar


Sexy and edgy enough to wear on a night out.  I take advantage of the current trend of wearing slip dresses as outer wear and layered the Table Eight Skylar top over a very old Intimo Slip dress (which is actually a maternity slip! the bra unhooks to breastfeed. shh don’t tell anyone) and I don’t think is still available. Find a similar one HERE

I was inspired by to layer the shirtdress and throw on a faux fur poncho over one shoulder. (she definitely is the layer queen, go check her out. I love her style)




Outfit Three


Table Eight Shirt Dress Skylar

Table Eight Shirt Dress Skylar

Tuck the front of the Skylar into your skinny jeans and let the back drape down. Unroll the sleeves, Add a skinny scarf and some boots, and you have a casual edgy look. These are Rockmans Jeggings,* comfiest jeans you will ever wear!


I can think of a TON of other ways to wear this shirt/dress: wear it with pleather leggings, a heel and a cropped denim jacket for a cute going out look.  Wear it loose with a leather jacket and some ankle boots for another look, it just goes on and on.


How do you like to style your shirtdress?

Here are some other posts where I have styled one piece three times:

Sequin pants , Pleather Skater skirt , Sleeveless jacket,  $15 KMart Jacket


*please note, these are gifts for reviewing purposes. This is not a sponsored post, and my styling ideas, opinions and views are all my own.


Til Next time,


About Fashionista in Suburbia

Dutch Born, Fashionista in Suburbia lives at the Southern Beaches of Sydney, Australia. A Mum. A Wife. A Lover of all things sparkly, shiny and leopard print. A Shoe, Lipstick and Sunglasses Addict. A Typical Libra. A Breast Cancer Thriver.

10 thoughts on “One shirt dress, three ways…

  1. andandrea style is my favourite online stylist, I also heart your style Barbe. You totally nailed it with the shirt dress and I love all the looks. I love a shirtdress but often find that in plus size they are so boxy and daggy, when I do find a good one I grab it.

    Oh and the wind, here in Adelaide every shot I’ve taken for the last 4 weeks has been in crazy wind conditions. Makes it tough for daily pics?
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    1. Thanks so much Jenni! I am totally starstruck by Andrea Tonkin! And thank you so much for saying such nice things. I did find i had to take the belt off the loops, they are never in the right place for a short person.
      My god the wind!!!
      And the bright light! Couldn’t stop squinting, so most of them without sunnies had to go.

      Thanks again, you know you are my hero x
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    1. one way to get around it is to leave it open like a sexy vixen and put a lovely cami underneath! I have the same problem x

  2. Great fashion style for a shirt dress , fashionista you have given me some great ideas

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