Dress shirts are a must-have for any woman’s closet, but with all the options, it can be a bit confusing. The phrase “dress shirt” may conjure images of a stuffy button-down, but it doesn’t have to be. With trends evolving in the workplace, a dress shirt can be something other than a crisp, white “dry-clean-only” staple.
In order to choose the best dress shirt, FIT is the most important thing. If you are choosing a button-down style, make sure it fits comfortably in the shoulders, the buttons aren’t gaping open at the chest, and the sides are slimming and fit a bit snug against you. Nothing looks sloppier than a bulky dress shirt that you’ve tried to tuck in. Buy a shirt that fits your chest accurately and won’t send a button flying across the room to put out a co-worker’s eye.
Once you know what size or tailoring works best for you, STYLE can be the next fun step in dressing creatively for work or other “dressier” occasions. Soft chiffon, light-weight fabrics that can be layered with a cardigan, or even short-sleeve styles look dressed up and sophisticated.