The web site Textural has a great look at the style, showing the subtle changes through the years to a style that really stays comfortably recognizable. And as Made by Monet points out, any devotee of classic television knows that all the classic moms always wore a shirt dress. Why? Because they're comfortable and flattering to any shape or size. And... They're timeless fashion. The Metropolitan Museum of Art even has a shirt dress in their collections: This ultra suede Halston.
If you'd like to add one or ten to your collection, the beauty is even the most vintage shirt dress will look modern with modern accessories... And the most modern shirt dress will look vintage with vintage accessories. You really can't go wrong!
I have these available in my Etsy shop.
This is a 1950s Candy Jrs.
This is a 1960s Lillian Russell
This is a 1970s Lady Wrangler with tie belt.
Donna Reed and Harriet Nelson can't be wrong! I'll be back Monday with a movie... Have a great weekend!