Fashion The "Dress" Shirt By InStyle Editors InStyle Editors Facebook Instagram Twitter Our editors and writers comprise decades of expertise across the beauty, fashion, lifestyle and wellness spaces in print and digital. We prioritize journalistic integrity, factual accuracy, and also having fun with every story we share. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on February 27, 2012 @ 03:31PM Pin Share Tweet Email Trending Videos Photo: Time Inc Digital Studio The "Dress" Shirt 01 of 07 WHY WE LOVE IT MCV Photo It's a mystery why so many designers chose to riff on the crisp white shirt. But all their tucking, knotting, perforating, draping, wrapping and layering yielded refreshingly inventive yet accessible pieces. Equally fascinating? None of it looks like menswear. HOW TO WEAR ITIf it's a shirt, you don't have to tuck it in. But counter the "nurse" effect with a short skirt or unique sleeve. If it's more of a dress, go for draping and volume, or add on an "apron" skirt. Keep accessories white (except for shoes), and add light blush and nude or pale pink lips to avoid looking washed out. Photos: (left to right) Altuzarra, Jil Sander, Jason Wu, Lanvin 02 of 07 Comptoir des Cotonniers Shirt Time Inc Digital Studio Cotton, $135; 212-460-5289. 03 of 07 Lauren by Ralph Lauren Dress Time Inc Digital Studio Cotton dress (sold with belt not shown), $159; ralphlauren.com. 04 of 07 Thomas Pink Shirt Time Inc Digital Studio Cotton, $185; thomas pink.com. 05 of 07 Sportmax Shirt Time Inc Digital Studio Cotton poplin with silk, $325; 212-674-1817. 06 of 07 Pure DKNY Dress Time Inc Digital Studio Cotton, $245; at select DKNY stores. 07 of 07 Boss Black Shirt Time Inc Digital Studio Cotton-polyester, $250; at Hugo Boss.