Lauren's Pared-Back Shirtdress

Crisp, elegant and oh-so-easy to wear.
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Crisp, elegant and oh-so-easy to wear.
Adam Lippes asymmetric cotton-poplin midi dress, $356, available at The Outnet.

Adam Lippes asymmetric cotton-poplin midi dress, $356, available at The Outnet.

I love the look of shirtdresses, but I don't always like how they feel: the stiff cap or quarter-length sleeves, the button-up fronts, the primly belted waists.

Which is why Adam Lippes's spring 2015 take on the white cotton shirtdress is such a revelation. Lippes stripped away all but the shirtdress's most essential elements — crisp shirt collar, button-up front, full skirt — and substituted in an asymmetric hem for a very modern-looking take on a '50s classic. The result is not only visually pleasing, it's also surprisingly comfortable, ideal for vacation dinners and those inevitably humid first days of New York Fashion Week.

As a bonus, it's now on discount on The Outnet.

Adam Lippes asymmetric cotton-poplin midi dress, $356, available at The Outnet.