1. Trend alert: Shirt dresses

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    If both you and your wardrobe are feeling a bit tired and need of a lift try one of spring’s hottest new trends: a shirt dress.  This oh-so-popular runway look has a 70s feel, so by all means shop vintage if that is your thing. But keep the shoulders trim and be sure the dress is pristine. Our favourite is still the suede number from Ralph Lauren, mentioned here a few weeks ago. We also like the crisp stripes from Altuzarra.  Avoid shirt dresses that are droopy or drapey. The best “shirts” are impeccably tailored. If you are voluptuous make sure the dress doesn’t gape. The best way to do that is with a good fit and an excellent bra.

    This Lauren Ralph Lauren Denim Shirt Dress hits two trends.