Happy Monday!! So, here’s a look at Everlane’s linen shirt dress. From what I can tell, it’s the same as last years, which I had in indigo, also in a size 8. I gave it to my sister, because while I liked the indigo color, I knew I would never wear it. This year’s may be a bit longer? But otherwise, it seems the same.
Anyway, it’s a very good linen shirt dress. I really like Everlane’s linen shirting (not so much the linen tees, although they’re not bad for linen tees) and find it holds up well to a lot of wear and washing. The problem with shirt dresses on me is that I have to get the size that fits my hips/butt, which always leaves it too big up top. It’s comfortable this way, and easy to move in, but I feel rather overwhelmed in it.
I am wearing just a pair of high-waisted panties and a nude bra; I would not wear a slip with this, but I do always wear underwear with more coverage with linen. I love that it covers my knees, and that the side slits are a little higher up and show more skin, without being flashy.
A major problem though, with shirt dresses, is the button gap when you sit down; it’s in the WORST place. Or even not when you sit down, sometimes once the linen is stretched out, you can get a pretty big gap as you’re standing and walking around. Why more companies don’t narrow their spacing more between buttons on shirt dresses is beyond me. Seems a simple fix. Tradlands does this best, I think. But they don’t have any shirt dresses at the moment…
I love a good shirt dress, but I don’t like the hassle, if that makes sense. Every single shirt dress I’ve ever had I’ve ended up giving away or selling; they’re much better in theory than ON ME, I’ve concluded. I will keep this one, though, it’ll be a good vacation dress, and/or something to wear at home since it has pockets.
Now, here’s what I’d love next year from Everlane: a linen dress that mimics a shirt dress, but only buttons 1/4 or so down, so no more button gap. Actually, that may be an easy DIY fix for this one, just sew the button placket closed starting about half way down the dress. Has anyone ever done something like that?
Do you have better luck with shirt dresses? Did you order this one or have it from last year? What do you think of it?