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.