Posted: April 12, 2015 8:09am

I am not a kaftan wearer. I used to be but now being in my forties I tend to steer clear as they can be very ageing, unless they are vintage.

I love to wear shirts and shirt dresses in particular as a cover up. I do find it hard to find good ones as they are either too formal and stiff or sack like and unflattering.

Some of my favourites are from Alex Black. She is the Queen of the Shirtdress- the materials are the best cotton and the cut is super flattering. These shirtdresses are great to wear over a bikini but are also stylish enough to wear in the city- so a really useful thing to pack.

I love the detailing and the cotton is super soft and so comfortable to wear- thank you to Deborah for styling. You could wear these pieces now layered over jeans on the school run and then throw it on with flip flops in the summer. This is a more polished way to cover up .

These shirt dresses come in a variety of styles and materials and Alex has also added some great belts to finish off this look.


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Alex Black is based in Hong Kong but she has well priced shipping to the UK.

TIP: I would go up a size if ordering.




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