The women’s long sleeve white button down is what most style experts call a fashion necessity. Every woman’s closet needs one. The reason for this classification is that the womens basic white shirt can be worn with almost anything. It can be dressed up or dressed down. It can be layered or worn alone. It can be worn with any other color or pattern. You can have short sleeves, long sleeves, or a white sleeveless blouse. It is truly one of the most versatile articles of clothing that a woman can have.
However, the classic looks that you see above are not your only option when it comes to womens white button up shirts. In the spring/summer 2016 runway shows we saw a new trend emerging. Many designers are making some changes to those classic lines and creating some beautiful pieces of clothing. They are changing the lines and simplicity of the basic white button up shirt by adding in a wrapped waist, cutouts, moving the shirt off the shoulder, or an asymmetrical hemline. You can see the asymmetrical hemline at work in the white button up shirt dress below along with other examples of these trends.
But what if you can’t afford that designer label but still want the designer look? Here are a few ways you can turn your womens basic white shirt into a fashion forward look. For that off the shoulder look like something you saw in the spring line from Zac Posen, you can unbutton the first four buttons and slide the shirts down off your shoulders. Complete the look by popping the collar. You can get a strapless shirt look by unbuttoning the top few buttons and taking the sleeves off completely. Then you tie both sleeves together at the front so that the sleeves drape down.