Jessica Alba Just Wore a Dress Over Her Jeans, but It's Not What You Think

And it's actually so cool

By Raleigh Seldon Jun 15, 2017 5:14 PMTags
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It's not what you think.

Yes, Jessica Alba stepped out in NYC yesterday wearing a The Great dress over her jeans and tee combo, but it's surprisingly a style move we could see you getting into. 

It's all about finding the perfect shirt dress, mid-length or maxi, that can be unbuttoned fully and worn as an outfit addition (think: an alternative to wearing a light-weight duster or an unbuttoned men's shirt). Not only will you be praised for the innovation of the look (wearing anything in an unconventional way is the true sign of a style star), but you'll also walk away with knowing your closet's capable of so much more than you knew!

Whether you're wanting to wear it as Jessica did (over denim) or you're looking to put some new flair into your work wardrobe (a finer fabric like silk or crisper button down would work perfectly with trousers), the first step is still the same: buy one.

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To help move the process along, we've rounded up some fashion-forward buys for you to choose from.

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Satin Shirt Dress, $50


Cotton Shirt Dress, $60

Iris and Ink

Zanna Silk Shirt Dress, $198


The Shirt Dress, $218


Striped Shirt-Style Tunic, $50

Maison Margiela

Pinstriped Washed-Silk Habotai Dress, Was: $2,290, Now: $916


Denim Fray Hem Dress, $80

Melissa Odabash

Maryanne Belted Jersey Dress, Was: $334, Now: $188


Velvet Shirt Dress, Was: $395, Now: $277

Tory Burch

Emilynn Striped Slub Silk-Blend Shirt Dress, Was: $495, Now: $174

Draper James

Gingham Crepe de Chine Maxi Dress, $425


Effy Black Crepe Shirt Dress, $39


x Kate Moss Rosalind Printed Washed-Silk Mini Dress, Was: $328, Now: $132

Buy, unbuttoned and wear!

It's that simple.