As with many of these shopping posts, yes, this was inspired by Meghan Markle — this time, the fancy shirtdress she wore to Royal Ascot yesterday. I admittedly had some notes on that particular frock, but in terms of the shirtdress in general, I am FULLY PRO. I had one that I got from that Isaac Mizrahi Target line that I wore for years — remember that diffusion line?  It was basically this, in navy, but he’s also selling a very cute one on QVC right now. I also have a lovely black one that I got at Club Monaco approximately fifty years ago that has served me well at everything from book events to funerals. (It’s kinda like this one, but not eyelet, and it was…way less expensive.) Let’s just say, they are versatile. (And super office-friendly, I imagine, if your job is one where a skirt isn’t an impractical choice.) I always feel so crisp and competent in one.

Behold the many shirtdress options that await you on the internet! It turns out that Brooks Brothers has A LOT of good shirtdresses, which actually makes total sense. They’re having their semi-annual sale right now, through the 23rd, so actually a LOT of stuff is vaguely reasonably priced, or at least less than usual, if you need to really prep out.

And, as ever, I love to hear your shirtdress ideas and sources.

Also as ever: Like most websites, GFY uses affiliate links where available, which means we get a tiny bonus if you get yourself something new. I can assure you that all dresses were personally chosen by me while I sat around drinking straight vodka and watching the news.

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