Malaysia Pargo in Green & Pink Paisley Shirt Dress on “Basketball Wives L.A.”

Malaysia Pargo in Green & Pink Paisley Shirt Dress on “Basketball Wives L.A.”

In Episode 2 of “Basketball Wives L.A.” Malaysia Pargo stepped out in a pretty green and pink paisley shirt dress.  The shirt featured a demure V-neck and half sleeves with button detail.  She finished the look with her signature gold cascading necklace, diamond post earrings, and a coral lip. I chatted with Malaysia on Twitter and apparently the shirt dress is from H&M’s Spring 2011 collection.

I have mixed feelings about the shirt dress trend that re-emerged last spring.  At best, a shirt dress is a cute, versatile look that can easily take you from work to play with the swapping of accessories. The problem I have occurs when you can’t tell if the outfit is supposed to be a shirt, or actually a dress. I don’t believe the trend really “works” when there’s too much ambiguity around what you’re trying to pull off.

Last month Rihanna was spotted walking in NYC in a blue and white striped shirt dress and the Prada Spring 2011 Espadrille Wingtip Oxford Lace-ups.  I was not a fan of her look, and this is unusual for me, because I’m generally Team Rihanna all the way.  But if anything, I was left confused.  Is it a shirt, RiRi… or is it a dress? What are we doing here, honey?  I’m not even sure she knew what she wanted to do with this look.

*When wearing a shirt dress try pairing a skinny belt to accentuate your curves and give shape to the outfit. If the length is on the short side add leggings or opaque tights to ensure that you are street-appropriate.*  

Amerie is another fan of the shirt dress.  I really love this look on her – it’s fun, it’s sexy, and the length and fit are just right. There’s no doubt in my mind that Amerie is wearing a dress, and she looks super cute doing so.

Have you tried the shirt dress trend, and how did it work out for you?

14 Responses to Malaysia Pargo in Green & Pink Paisley Shirt Dress on “Basketball Wives L.A.”

  1. Ditto. I’m totally with you on this one. If it’s short enough to be a shirt, add leggings or leave it be. I’m just saying…

  2. I am with you on the shirt dress. I think Malaysia is gorge!

  3. Mrs Pancakes says:

    Definitely looks off without a belt! On Rihanna it looks like she just got up from bed!

  4. Earthangel172 says:

    “The problem I have occurs when you can’t tell if the outfit is supposed to be a shirt, or actually a dress.”

    I agree with this 100%! I actually have the ruffled shirt dress Amerie has on in the first picture; it’s from the Gap. I remember wearing it to work and while I got a ton of compliments, I just kept thinking it needed something more.

  5. Tami says:

    I can not wear that style, you have to have a different kinda figure to wear that look. More power to them lol

  6. A shirtdress MUST be paired with a belt…otherwise it looks like you have on NO clothes.. LOL and just a sleep shirt.

  7. YUMMommy says:

    Yes and I love it! I like to pair mine w/ knee length tights & cute flats.

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