15 Best Outfit Ideas on How to Wear Black Shirt Dress

black shirt dress outfit ideas

This is not the first blog post about black dresses that you can find in this website because we just love black dresses, a lot. For this blog post, I am going to be specifically talk about the black shirt dress. It can be either wore professionally or sexily. To style it, you really don’t have to do too much, adding a little bit of detail here and there in your outfit is sufficient to make you look good. I have collected some of the best ways to style the black shirt dress and I am about to share with you.

Black Tie Waist Shirt Dress with Black Sandals


A shirt dress doesn’t have to be loosely fitting or even baggy. It can be slim fit and make you look lean and smart. As an example, wear a black tie waist shirt dress with a black sandals and a black purse for a minimal, all-black classy look.

Black Oversized Shirt Dress with White Sandals

black oversized shirt dress white sandals

If you are wondering how a loose fit shirt dress would look, this outfit has the answer for you. You won’t really look clunky or sloppy. Instead, you will look casual and breezy. As an example of a black and white casual look, wear a black oversized shirt dress with white sandals and a white purse.

Tie Waist Knee Length Shirt Dress

tie waist knee length shirt dress

For this outfit, the shirt dress has the perfect length and cutting that can make you look profession, which makes it a good one to wear to work. It is a tie waist knee length black shirt dress. You can simply pair it with black heels or pale pink heels.

Wear with Wide Brown Belt and Matching Purse

black shirt dress wide brown belt

This outfit is another good example of a work outfit. Wear the black shift dress with a wide brown belt. Match the belt with a purse of the same color. Wear black sandals to complete this business casual outfit.

Wear with White Felt Hat

white felt hat brown belt black shirt dress

If you want to add a little bit of twist to the previous outfit, here is an interesting variation. This version is a little more feminine and artistic. First of all, you would want to replace the sandals with nude heels. Then wear a white and black felt hat to add an artistic touch to the outfit.

Wear with Black Open Toe Heels

black open toe heels shirt dress

Not wearing the belt can make a lot of difference to the shirt dress. You can see that it now has a more breezy and casual feel in it. You can amplify this feel by pairing the dress with black open toe heels. It is actually a little surprising to me how a black briefcase can actually match the outfit so well.

Black Shirt Dress with Leather Jacket

black shirt dress leather jacket ballet loafers

What jacket should I wear with a black shirt dress? If you have that question in your mind too, I would simply suggest two answers to you that is going to be correct 90 percent of the time: the denim jacket and the leather jacket. For this outfit, I will talk about the latter. You can wear a black shirt dress with a black leather jacket and black loafers to achieve a stylish and elegant look.

Black and White Striped Midi Shirt Dress

black and white striped midi shirt dress

If you are really into striped clothes, this outfit idea may be for you. Wear a black and white striped midi shirt dress with black pointed toe ankle boots for a unique look. If you look closely, this shirt dress is actually a high split dress which allows you to show off your legs a little bit.

Wear with Narrow Brown Belt

black shirt dress narrow brown belt

I have mentioned quite a few outfit ideas that you wear a shirt dress with a wide belt. For this outfit, a narrow brown belt is wore instead. This subtle change can do a lot to the style. You can see that the outfit now has a much softer tone. You can simply wear the dress with black ballet flats.

Black Shirt Dress with Denim Jacket Tied Around Waist

black shirt dress denim shirt tied around waist

I have mentioned earlier that a denim jacket can be a good fit with a black shirt dress. But this outfit is a little different from what you might have expected. Instead of actually wearing the denim jacket, tie it around your waist and the black shirt dress to achieve a more casual and random look. The brown leather ankle boots match the outfit perfectly.

Tie Waist Knee Length Shirt Dress with Pointed Toe Ankle Boots

tie waist knee length shirt dress pointed toe ankle boots

To style a black velvet shirt dress, you can wear a wide black belt and wear a pair of black pointed toe leather ankle boots.

Wear with Black Crew Socks & Oxford Shoes

black shirt dress crew socks oxford shoes

You have seen quite a lot of outfit ideas that consists of the ankle boots. This one is a little more interesting as it uses the black crew socks and the black oxford shoes to pair with the black shirt dress. It is just one of those tiny details that make you look more adorable.

Wear with Brown Boho Style Sandals

boho sandals shirtdress

For those of you who are fans of the boho style, try this outfit that consists of a black shirt dress and a pair of brown boho sandals. To make the outfit more complete and balanced, wear a purse that matches the color of the sandals.

Black Lace Shirt Dress with Strappy Heeled Sandals

black lace shirt dress outfit

For an easy and casual vacation look, you can simply wear a black lace shirt dress with strappy heeled sandals.

Black Maxi High Split Shirt Dress

black maxi high split shirt dress

This is probably the most unique dress among the list. It is a black maxi shift dress that you can basically wear as a high split dress. To complete this elegant outfit, pair it with black suede ankle boots.

I really did enjoy writing about these black shirt dress outfit ideas as I really love black dresses. I hope you also find the reading enjoyable and most important actually try some of the outfits to add more variety to your fashion game.