A Twist On The Typical Little Black Dress

The Little Black Shirtdress I Can't Stop Wearing | She Saw Style

The Little Black Shirtdress I Can't Stop Wearing | She Saw Style

When you hear “LBD,” you may think tiny, tight, and party-ready. I’m breaking the mold with the most adorable little black shirtdress ever!

It’s been said that a woman can never have too many little black dresses, white t-shirts, and high heels. I’ve gotta say that while my shoedrobe is slightly lacking, and I only own two white t-shirts, I’m all about a cute LBD! The little black dress is about as versatile as it gets, ranging from wedding attire to date nights to workwear, and more. And if you’ve been reading my blog for even the tiniest bit of time, you’ll notice that I’m all about versatility. The more wear I can get out of an item, the better. I don’t want to spend my money frivolously or spontaneously and then only wear something once or twice. Nah, let’s get the most bang for our buck!

When I noticed this particular black shirtdress on the Chicwish website, I was thrilled. Not only was it the style that stood out to me (I can’t resist a good shirtdress – especially in a midi length), but the fact that it was decorated in a whimsical floral pattern made it feel more appropriate for summer, despite the dark color. Yes, that’s right, folks, black is more than acceptable to wear in the summertime. Sure you can choose a solid black product, but I find it’s much more appealing with a “festive” pattern – like floral!


[ Outfit Details ]

dress c/o Chicwish | heels | bag c/o Amerii | similar earrings

spray tan c/o Pradas Glow by Erin | hair cut and color c/o 1213 Hair Studio | location: The Valentine

photos by Meredith Anne Photography

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This little black shirtdress has been getting tons of use lately!

I’ve worn it to church, events, and even with a pair of sneakers to run errands. The midi length is just right, the buttons can come undone if you want it to show a little more leg, and there’s a tie at the waist to cinch it tighter (since the size is a S-M and can run a bit big). My sister giggled when she saw it for the first time, and said, “Stephanie, are those puffed sleeves?” There’s a running joke in our family because we all love Anne of Green Gables and how she just had to own a dress with puffed sleeves. Now whenever I own a dress with puffed sleeves, it’s extra humorous to us! I truly love the sleeves, though, and they aren’t uncomfortably tight around the arm at all!

If you’re not 100% convinced that you need this little black shirtdress for summer, then no worries, because it’s also available in an apricot shade that would look spectacular with a golden tan and is perfect for any summer vacation! Or you can purchase both and have double the styling options!


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  • Reply
    Morgan
    July 10, 2019 at 9:43 AM

    I’m a fan of LBD’s year round!! The midi length and sweet floral print make this one perfect for summer!

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      July 11, 2019 at 10:56 AM

      They’re always an awesome choice. I like mixing things up with a fun and subtle print whenever I can, so this dress was a great option!

  • Reply
    Rachel
    July 10, 2019 at 11:31 AM

    I’m a sucker for any black dresses and any floral dresses, so this beauty is right up my alley! Love the length of it!!

    Rachel
    http://www.hello-her.com

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      July 11, 2019 at 10:56 AM

      Well then, this dress was practically MADE for you! I sure do love it.

  • Reply
    Hillary Conheady
    July 10, 2019 at 1:30 PM

    What a darling dress! I love the print and how you styled this whole look!

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      July 11, 2019 at 10:57 AM

      Thanks so much! Sometimes I find myself craving simplicity when it comes to styling a look, so the heels and bag were the perfect way to go.

  • Reply
    Lina Melo
    July 10, 2019 at 3:04 PM

    What a stunning dress! I understand why you can’t stop wearing it, you look beautiful as always!

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      July 11, 2019 at 10:59 AM

      That’s so kind of you! I just love it. It’s comfortable and versatile and just all-around wonderful.

  • Reply
    Rach
    July 10, 2019 at 3:20 PM

    I’m all for the cute LBD! This one is adorable. The floral prints is so pretty. Love that you got a lot of use out of it. It’s such a versatile dress. It can be work appropriate to out with the girls!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      July 11, 2019 at 11:02 AM

      Floral prints just always add the best little “umph” to any outfit! This dress has so many styling options and I love that!

  • Reply
    Mandi
    July 10, 2019 at 6:02 PM

    This is the perfect LBD! Love the photos of you in it, you can tell you feel amazing in it! I am all about the capsule wardrobe and spending a little more for a few quality pieces you love, versus having a ton of clothes and none you’re crazy about. This one looks great for so many occasions and year round!

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      July 11, 2019 at 11:03 AM

      I’m so glad that feeling was captured in these photos. I truly do love this dress and it’s SO comfy. I literally live in midi dresses during the summer, so I was thrilled to find this one I can wear so many ways!

  • Reply
    Becky
    July 10, 2019 at 6:35 PM

    This is a great dress and looks good on you! I love the floral pattern. I actually just got a dress that’s a dark navy blue with florals that’s a bit similar.

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      July 11, 2019 at 11:04 AM

      Great minds think alike, it seems! Yay for midi dresses with cute floral prints 🙂

  • Reply
    Carolyn
    July 10, 2019 at 6:54 PM

    Yes to black all the time, especially when it’s in this cute dress! I love how the floral print makes this summer appropriate and the silhouette is just so cute on you. Chicwish for the win again!

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      July 11, 2019 at 11:06 AM

      Thanks so much, cutie! I’m all about the sweet floral print. I could totally see you rocking this piece!

  • Reply
    Julia comil
    July 10, 2019 at 7:07 PM

    Love these shirt dresses! Perfect selection!!! A LBD doesn’t not have to be a body con dress to be chic!!

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      July 11, 2019 at 11:08 AM

      Agreed 100%! In fact, I find midi dresses to be way more chic than bodycon dresses, but that’s my personal opinion 🙂

  • Reply
    Bella Smith
    July 10, 2019 at 8:14 PM

    Okay I’m officially obsessed with this look! I especially love that purse for summer! Woven straw purses are one of my favorite summer trends.

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      July 11, 2019 at 11:08 AM

      I’ve been absolutely LOVING this purse for the summertime. I wanted something other than the typical warm brown wicker, so this lighter rattan is definitely a winner!

  • Reply
    Jordyn
    July 10, 2019 at 8:26 PM

    I love how that dress accentuates your waist, it is SO cute and perfect for summer time!

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      July 11, 2019 at 11:09 AM

      It’s got the perfect little tie so it can be worn as loose or tight as you want. It’s great for highlighting the narrow parts!

  • Reply
    Alix Maza
    July 10, 2019 at 9:35 PM

    I always picture LBDs as tight and party ready also! This one is so cute and perfect for summer.

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      July 11, 2019 at 11:10 AM

      It seems like that was such an intense trend for so long, but I’m hoping to stray away from that some. I like this style so much better – and it’s way more comfortable hehe!

  • Reply
    Candace Hampton
    July 10, 2019 at 9:49 PM

    Perfect for the summer! I love this style! Thanks for sharing.

    Candace Hampton

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      July 11, 2019 at 11:10 AM

      I’m totally into midi dresses for the summertime. They’re so flowy and comfy in the heat!

  • Reply
    Lee
    July 10, 2019 at 10:21 PM

    i love shirt dresses -this is such a cute one!

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      July 11, 2019 at 11:11 AM

      Shirtdresses are my JAM lately. It seems that 90% of the dresses I’ve picked out for the summer have been this style hehe

  • Reply
    Greta
    July 11, 2019 at 1:22 AM

    Love the print on this pretty dress. Looks gorgeous against your hair!

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      July 11, 2019 at 11:11 AM

      That’s so sweet of you! My hair was JUST done right before these photos so it was poppin’!

  • Reply
    Indya | The Small Adventurer
    July 11, 2019 at 4:19 AM

    This is such a fun dress! Despite the fact that black dresses are usually worn at formal or night events, the style and pattern on this dress really help transform it into something light and summery despite it’s dark colours! It looks great on you, too 😍

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      July 11, 2019 at 11:12 AM

      That’s exactly what I was hoping for! I’m glad it translated well for you 🙂 It just seems like such a fun and summery dress even though it’s a dark color. I love it!

  • Reply
    Laura Leigh
    July 11, 2019 at 8:42 AM

    It is just the sweetest on you! As is this scene gal – I love this little patio.

    xo Laura Leigh
    http://www.louellareese.com

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      July 11, 2019 at 11:12 AM

      Thanks gorgeous! This little space is outside of a local museum and I’d never been here until this photoshoot. I love the outdoor café!

  • Reply
    Caila Quinn
    July 11, 2019 at 8:42 AM

    Love this dress! Especially with the Sam Edelman shoes – those are my go-to!

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      July 11, 2019 at 11:14 AM

      Crazy enough, they’re actually Target heels! I had the same style when Target had Merona brand, and then those just bit the dust after 5 or 6 years of wear. So I grabbed these recently from the A New Day line and they’re identical and SO comfy and affordable!

  • Reply
    Lizzie
    July 11, 2019 at 10:59 AM

    That dress is so cute! It could not be more perfect with the print and sleeves! Definitely the perfect little black dress 🙂

    Lizzie
    http://www.lizzieinlace.com

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      July 11, 2019 at 11:15 AM

      Thank you so much! The slightly puffed sleeves definitely caught my eye. They’re just so adorable!

  • Reply
    DTKAustin
    July 11, 2019 at 11:24 AM

    This is such a cute, versatile dress!! I love the floral print as well because it is such a popular print this summer!

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      July 15, 2019 at 10:56 AM

      The floral print definitely caught my eye. I love a simple, solid LBD, but the floral was the perfect addition to this one.

  • Reply
    Deborah
    July 11, 2019 at 12:26 PM

    Give me all the black dresses in all shapes and patterns! I LOVE this one – it’s perfect for the summer!

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      July 15, 2019 at 10:56 AM

      Girl, you’d look spectacular in this dress! I love the shape and style of it so much!

  • Reply
    Cathy
    July 11, 2019 at 12:34 PM

    I love your dress! It’s really pretty and I can see why you wear it all the time. It can be dressed up or down, love it!!

    XOXO
    Cathy

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      July 15, 2019 at 10:57 AM

      It’s incredibly versatile, and I’m all about a dress that can be worn a million ways!

  • Reply
    Nataly
    July 11, 2019 at 2:59 PM

    This dress is so pretty! I love the way you styled it too!

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      July 15, 2019 at 10:57 AM

      Thank you so much! I found simplicity to be the best way to go with this dress so I could let it speak for itself!

  • Reply
    Natalie
    July 11, 2019 at 4:02 PM

    That dress looks amazing on you! Loved this post and the spotlight on Chicwish. I’ll have to check out what they offer!

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      July 15, 2019 at 10:58 AM

      90% of my wardrobe is from Chicwish. I absolutely love their selection of clothing. Everything is fantastic. I have a whole review post on shopping with them as well. They’re great!

  • Reply
    Tara Fuller
    July 11, 2019 at 5:19 PM

    This is such a pretty print! I’ve always loved Chicwish for romantic finds!

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      July 15, 2019 at 10:58 AM

      Same here! They have so many elegant styles to offer. This dress just had to be mine hehe

  • Reply
    Kimberly Burke
    July 11, 2019 at 5:38 PM

    LOVE this little black dress! It looks so cute on you! I’m so glad you switched it up and let women know it doesn’t mean you have to wear a super short tight fitting dress! Thanks for the inspo!

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      July 15, 2019 at 10:59 AM

      Thanks for the encouragement! I definitely don’t think a LBD has to be any certain style, it just seems like that’s what’s associated with the label sometimes. This is my favorite version of a LBD for sure!

  • Reply
    Nailil
    July 11, 2019 at 7:17 PM

    This dress is so perfect! I love dresses like this, so perfect for summer!

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      July 15, 2019 at 10:59 AM

      Yes, exactly! I love flowy midi dresses for summer – and add a good floral print and it’s a total winner!

  • Reply
    Megan
    July 11, 2019 at 8:25 PM

    I’m all about a cute LBD too! You look amazing in the dress and I love the color of your hair.

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      July 15, 2019 at 11:00 AM

      That’s so sweet of you! I had JUST gotten my hair balayaged right before this shoot and I love how it stands out in the photos hehe.

  • Reply
    Kait | Slumber & Scones
    July 11, 2019 at 8:35 PM

    This is super cute, and totally my idea of a LBD! It looks so fun and casual, but like you could totally dress it up if needed.

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      July 15, 2019 at 11:00 AM

      Exactly! I love a piece that can be dressed up or down super easily. I could do this one with sneakers and a denim jacket or with heels and jewels. It’s so versatile.

  • Reply
    Kileen
    July 11, 2019 at 10:21 PM

    This is such a cute little black dress babe!! I love the print on it too, so perfect for Summer and love how versatile it is!

    Kileen
    cute & little

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      July 15, 2019 at 11:05 AM

      It really is perfect for summer. I know some people think black isn’t acceptable for this season, but I think black is always a classy choice!

  • Reply
    Erin
    July 11, 2019 at 11:25 PM

    Love the print! It looks so comfortable too!

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      July 15, 2019 at 11:11 AM

      It’s insanely comfortable. I’m literally the biggest fan of shirtdresses. They’re the best!

  • Reply
    roxyturtle
    July 12, 2019 at 9:41 AM

    Every element of your look is perfection!! Shirt dresses are such a staple and I feel like they look good on everyone!! Plus, they breatheeeeee which I love for Summer. The print on yours is so cute — I need it!!

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      July 15, 2019 at 11:11 AM

      I’m always down for a good shirtdress. They’re so comfy and yesss so breathable, which is the best when it’s hot outside. I’ve pretty much quit buying tight dresses. I’m all about flowy midis!

  • Reply
    Marlene
    July 12, 2019 at 2:01 PM

    This looks so easy and comfortable! I love picks like this for summer but great for fall, too!

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      July 15, 2019 at 11:12 AM

      It’s the perfect pick for those days where I don’t really know what to wear. Such a comfy dress to wear in the summertime and YES into fall too!

  • Reply
    Jerrieal Small
    July 12, 2019 at 6:08 PM

    Loving your version of the little black dress💗

  • Reply
    Anna English
    July 12, 2019 at 8:20 PM

    This shirt dress looks so comfy! I love the subtle print too.

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      July 15, 2019 at 11:14 AM

      I’m all about a pretty, ditsy floral print. It’s just so lovely and simple!

  • Reply
    Katie
    July 13, 2019 at 7:51 AM

    This dress is so cute! I love the length! It looks so great with those black heals!

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      July 15, 2019 at 11:15 AM

      I’m basically the self-titled queen of midi dresses because it’s literally all that’s in my closet now! I love them to death!

  • Reply
    Kristen
    July 14, 2019 at 7:20 PM

    I’m obsessed with the shirt dress trend. It is perfect for these hot summer days here in FL.

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      July 15, 2019 at 11:15 AM

      I don’t think shirtdresses are just a trend. They’re literally so classic and they’ll always be in style. It’s why I’m stocking up on them!

  • Reply
    Lavenda
    July 15, 2019 at 1:36 AM

    I really love the print, and how to paired everything love! Thank you so much for sharing!

    Xoxo,
    Lavenda

  • Reply
    Emely
    July 15, 2019 at 2:32 AM

    My first question about any article of clothing… does it come in black? I love this dress!!
    XO Em
    luxandpups.com

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      July 15, 2019 at 11:17 AM

      Haha I feel that so hard! Black is just always a good way to go!

  • Reply
    Lily
    July 15, 2019 at 10:51 AM

    This is the cutest shirtdress! I love the pattern too.

  • Reply
    Jennifer Prince
    July 15, 2019 at 10:53 AM

    This is such a great day dress for brunch, errands, or just going out. I love styled that are easy to wear and flow. Forget tight for sure!

  • Reply
    Caitlin
    July 16, 2019 at 7:54 AM

    What a beautiful dress for the summer – with so many different places to wear it!

  • Reply
    Delia Atenea
    July 16, 2019 at 8:13 PM

    I”m all for an LBD dress with a twist! Plus this one is so sweet and romantic! Love that you could literally dress it up or dress it down!

  • Reply
    Kristin Taylor
    July 18, 2019 at 8:54 AM

    Midi length AND floral?! Sign me up! Seriously, such a versatile piece and perfect for summer going in to fall.

  • Reply
    Deanie
    July 18, 2019 at 4:33 PM

    Love a shirt-dress, especially as an alternative to a LBD! Great outfit!
    Xo, Deanie
    Deanie Michelle

  • Reply
    Morgan Klein
    July 19, 2019 at 7:34 AM

    I love the twist on this LBD !! It’s so cute and it fits you so well !

  • Reply
    Carrington
    August 14, 2019 at 8:58 AM

    I love this! I always do think of a LBD as a tight, party dress, so I love how you shared an option that was different but still fell into the category. This would be a perfect dress IMO for entering into the fall months with some booties and a hat! I love it! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  • Reply
    Amanda
    August 14, 2019 at 9:42 AM

    And it looks so cute on you!

  • Reply
    rebecca
    August 14, 2019 at 3:14 PM

    this is the definition of the perfect summer dress! looks so comfy!

    xx reb

  • Reply
    Lydia
    August 14, 2019 at 6:11 PM

    I love a good shirtdress, and I think the white floral print on the black makes it perfect for nearly any season!

  • Reply
    Kileen
    August 14, 2019 at 6:40 PM

    Little black dresses are a closet must-have!! & this one is so cute and perfect for Summer. Love the length too babe!

    Kileen
    cute & little

  • Reply
    Candace Hampton
    August 14, 2019 at 8:49 PM

    Although I buy pieces of every sorts of color I always find myself going back to black. It’s just such a classy color and goes with everything. I love the idea of a black dress with floral print. Definitely a beautiful look from head to toes!!

  • Reply
    Katelyn
    August 14, 2019 at 8:51 PM

    This dress is beautiful and definitely a staple to have. I don’t love wearing the typically tight lbd so this really stood out to me!

  • Reply
    WanderlustBeautyDreams
    August 15, 2019 at 8:06 AM

    This is such a cute little black dress, it looks so great on you too!

  • Reply
    sarah lindner
    August 15, 2019 at 9:37 AM

    I love the way this looks, the floral on black is so cute!
    Xoxo
    Sarah Lindner
    http://www.TheHouseOfSequins.com

  • Reply
    Amberly
    August 15, 2019 at 1:41 PM

    It looks stunning on you! I really love it!

  • Reply
    Ashley
    August 16, 2019 at 3:44 PM

    I love this dress! Like you, I always think of a fancy black dress! But I love how casual and relaxed this is.

  • Reply
    Deborah
    August 17, 2019 at 9:52 AM

    That dress is so cute! I’m currently on a shopping ban and you have no idea how much it’s killing me right now because I want that dress!

  • Reply
    Lily Ayala
    August 18, 2019 at 2:25 PM

    Such a darling dress on you! I love the print and I bet it’s so comfortable too.

  • Reply
    Alexis
    August 18, 2019 at 7:38 PM

    I love your version of a LBD! Shirtdresses are quickly becoming my favorite!

  • Reply
    Erin @ Her Heartland Soul
    August 19, 2019 at 3:08 AM

    That is such a cute dress! And I love that I can wear it to work or out!

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