Changing Up A River Island Shirt Dress

Over the last couple of years, I’ve started to play around with the idea of wearing a shirt, or shirt dress, open as a light cover up.  With the way my body is shaped, if I were to wear a shirt buttoned up, I’d have to buy one that would end up being far too large on my arms, shoulders and bust just so that it could fit my tummy.

Wearing a shirt open with a little cami underneath is a far more attractive option for me!

The shirt dress that I’m wearing here is from the River Island Plus Size line and I fell in love with the pattern from the moment I saw it.  Yellow, dark blue, white and light blue in a print unlike anything I’ve seen before but one that screams River Island.

Thats what I love about RI Plus; River Island have very much created a range that is an extension of their existing line.  The prints are fabulous, the material is high quality and the cut of the fabric on each garment I’ve tried has been fantastic; accurately sized and cut for plus size.

I’m wearing my shirt dress over the top of a Yours Clothing longline vest top.  I have quite a few of these and they make great layering pieces.  The navy has to be my favourite though as the others tend to be quite see through.

My white jeggings are from Simply Be and in all honesty, I wouldn’t recommend them.  You can find out why here.  However what I would recommend are the Polaroid Sunglasses from Sunglasses Shop that I reviewed here.  I’ve been wearing them for well over a year now and I’m still absolutely loving them.  They’re great because they’re so large that the shield a lot of the sun from my eyes which is ideal when wandering around site seeing or driving.

The shoes I’m wearing are the Fulton Moc Slip Ons by Michael Kors.  These are in the navy and gold which is a winning combination in my book!  While they’re still comfortable, they actually feel narrower than the grey and black versions that I have; I wonder if they’ve changed the style a little.  I’m still loving them regardless, especially when paired with my trusty Louis Vuitton Speedy 30 in the Damier Azure.

I love how this River Island shirt looks in this outfit, especially with it being tied at the back and with the sleeves rolled up.  I’d definitely recommend trying out a shirt styled this way and of course, I’d recommend checking out the rest of the RI Plus size line.  I’ve linked all of the current range below.



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  1. Life-As-Mum
    June 23, 2016 / 7:52 pm

    That shirt is lovely! I wouldn't mind one for myself /

  2. Elodie
    June 23, 2016 / 8:48 pm

    I always wear my favourite shirts open – whether I use them as beach cover ups, or just use some sort of lace tank or undergarment underneath. I just think it's a nice way to wear your favourite shirts even more often. Although thinking about it, I'm pretty sure everyone is tired of me wearing that palm print shirt everywhere… Oops!

  3. ana de jesus
    June 23, 2016 / 8:59 pm

    I absolutely love your longline shirt, the print is gorgeous and I like how you have paired it with the cami!

  4. Sarah-Louise Bailey
    June 23, 2016 / 9:35 pm

    I am loving that shirt – the pop of colour on it is fantastic 🙂 x

  5. Dannii Martin
    June 24, 2016 / 8:36 am

    It looks lovely. I love the combination of the yellow and the blue.

  6. Liz Mays
    June 24, 2016 / 9:05 am

    I love the flowy look of that shirtdress. It looks fantastic open that way!

  7. The London Mum
    June 24, 2016 / 9:08 am

    I love it, it definitely jazzes up the outfit and looks really stylish!

  8. Anonymous
    June 24, 2016 / 9:11 am

    The print outfit is perfect for you and with the season. Love the white jeggings as well. 🙂

  9. Beth Twinderelmo
    June 24, 2016 / 10:49 am

    You have wonderful style! I love how many different ways the shirt can be worn. Perfect for the summer x

  10. Laura Hartley
    June 24, 2016 / 4:33 pm

    I've started doing the same thing with my denim shirt – it goes with everything and makes for a great, light coverup!

  11. Stella Olojola
    June 24, 2016 / 5:29 pm

    I love this look a lot. The bag and the shirt are goals.

  12. beautyqueenuk
    June 24, 2016 / 7:31 pm

    I do have handbag and shoe envy yet again Laura and super outfit x

  13. Harriet Shearsmith
    June 24, 2016 / 8:26 pm

    I love the shirt dress it is beautiful – do they only do it in plus size? H x

  14. Natasha Mairs
    June 25, 2016 / 11:40 am

    This looks really great on you, love the colour. I have never even thought of wearing a shirt dress open!

  15. Emma Matthews
    June 25, 2016 / 3:52 pm

    Gorgeous shirt! It's such a striking print and looks great on you x

  16. Melanie Ed
    June 25, 2016 / 7:46 pm

    I have to agree the navy does look great I love navy.

  17. Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche
    June 25, 2016 / 9:50 pm

    Love the idea of wearing a shirt dress open – I think it's more flattering and more interesting than wearing it closed. Means you can layer up with other colours and textures 🙂

  18. Hannah Heartss
    June 26, 2016 / 12:32 pm

    I am very jealous of your handbag!! I love how you have styled this outfit x

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