Dress: Madewell, Shoes: J.Crew

Anyone with fuller hips knows how hard it is to find a shirt dress that fits. They are either too tight in the hips if they fit the waist, or end up too loose in the waist if they fit the hips. I took a chance and tried on this adorable polka dot shirt dress at Madewell last week and was flabbergasted when it fit perfectly all over (i’m wearing a Large). The area around my hips doesn’t have too much material that it creates bulk and the area around my waist and chest fits with no gaping or pulling. The tie in the front cinches my waist and I love that the buttons are covered with a flap of material.

This dress is also so work appropriate between its demure length and fun, cuffed sleeves. This was an instant keeper. I paired the dress with these fun royal blue shoes I found on major discount at J.Crew.

After looking at these pictures i’m noticing that the bow in the front adds a bit of bulk to the belly, though i’m thinking that can be fixed by tying the bow in the back. But my all-time favorite part of the dress are the slim pockets that don’t add volume to the hips!

Where have you found shirt-dresses that fit your figure?