Personal Shopper: Shirt Dresses

The versatile shirt dress

Every well-rounded closet should include a shirt dress. The timeless frock flatters all shapes, and depending on the fabric, serves well as evening or office attire. Silk or chiffon slips easily into the night; crisp cotton or jersey fabric makes for perfect day wear. Personalize the look with layers of slim gold chains and sexy pumps. Add boots for a more casual feel.

Vanessa Bruno chiffon panel shirt dress, $573; at Netaporter.com

Sabyasachi short sleeve shirt dress, $675; at Traceyross.com

Lori dress by Tory Burch, $295; at Toryburch.com

Chloe ivory ruffle buttondown dress, $1,720; at Traceyross.com

Paul Smith Blue silk shirt dress, $1,035; at Netaporter.com