Wednesday, November 26, 2008

You think she shops at Macy*s?

Because this kind of looks like a dress from yesterday's post...
So I guess this is her during her "day out with friends..." because I'm pretty sure pink in the corner isn't her hot date. a bar.... the bathroom...

I'm told that a majority of the pictures from recent posts are all girls that hang out with each other. You think that when they get ready to go out, they say "Okay! I have to go get shirted" in lieu of getting dressed? Yeah, I think so, too.

Ooooh also, it seems that Shirt or Dress has received an award from both Scarlett & Gigi so I think this means Essodee and me are moving up in the world. Sweet. And I'll blog more about it over here...

I'd like to thank the academy. Thanks Academy!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Macy's, Macy's - Why have you forsaken me!?!?


"A country-chic plaid shirtdress that can be worn with leggings or over jeans..."

Oh really!? Then WHY is your model wearing NEITHER?

Thanks to Kim Burley for submitting this gem.

Also from Macys:

"a timeless look that's always in style"

God I hope not.

"takes you from a day out with friends to a hot date at night"

Somehow, I think everyone would ask me who I hooked up with the night before if I wore this during a "day out with friends." Who wants brunch? I'm wearing this. Seriously, M. You're lucky that I love your Thanksgiving Day parade and your one day sales or else I'd be cutting up my Macy's card stat...

Um... your butt is showing.

Just thought you should know.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Friday, November 21, 2008

Fashion tip of the day: STOP TRYING TO LOOK PREGNANT!!!

Also, stretching a shirt over your ass doesn't make it a dress. It's see thru because you stretched it you retard. And you went and posted it on your facebook page anyway... ?

Like. Seriously. People are just screwing with me now, right? This can't be real. Someone sent this as a joke, right? "Oh hey - let's send this over to that chick who has that shirt or dress blog hahahaha."

Does anyone have friends anymore????

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Q: Why were beer goggles invented?

A: So girls wearing sh*t like this could hook up.

Pink, I really love the open toe slingbacks you're wearing with your shirt.
Blue, All I have to say is "Shirt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
And Brown? What can brown do for you? Hell if I know what hookers charge these days.
Finally, to Leopard... okay, so that's a dress (an ugly dress).

I think Brown wins the "most shirty of all shirtdresses so far in this blog" award. Congratulations. Your friends must hate you.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

How to win a game of beer pong! Jon discuss the shirt/dress

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This is my guest post on Shirt or Dress. To be honest I had some
great post ideas that involved me or my friends dressing in drag and
having my friends girlfriend comment on our attire. Sadly it did not
work out due to time constraints and a heavy workload.

So instead I ran through my facebook photos for some scantly
clothed females that might have attended one of my frat parties back
in the day. I realize that our parties were in a cold frat basement so
their weren't a lot of skirts/dresses going on.

The bars would have been perfect for documenting said phenomenon
(shirt or dress) however I rarely bring cameras to bars with me so
I've got none of that.

Instead I've got a girl that caught my friends eye during beer pong
and led to my several wins. She was dressed up as a slu.... cop? I'm
pretty sure she was wearing a dress but when sitting down looked like
she was wearing nothing. I would call this outfit more of a shirt as
the dress part is clearly not doing it's job.

Please ignore the hand with the ping pong ball attached to the body
wearing the priest outfit.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The price tag from Forever 21 clearly said "tunic top..."

See!? Requires pants.

You're not supposed to drink when you're pregnant!

Bless your heart, you're so zapped of energy from your pregnancy that you forgot your pants at home. Poor girl.

Oh. You're not pregnant? Huh. Then why the eff are you wearing a maternity shirt??!

Also, your friend washed her kid sister's dress one too many times. She really should use Tide. It keeps your clothes fresher longer (up to 30 washes!)

Finally, who's the guy wearing the jean shorts? AND Ed Hardy shirt. UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGH. This entire picture is atrocity at it's worst. If he were wearing sunglasses, I think my head would explode.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Was there a "Most Likely to be a Skank" senior superlative at YOUR school?

Anonymous from Anonymousville in North Anonymouslina writes:

I am sad to admit I went to high school with these skanks. I saw this picture and immediately thought of your blog. Enjoy.

And attached was this lovely picture, lovingly saved as "skanks.jpg."So, I'm pretty sure these girls are Anonymous's best friends EVER.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Note to self: Tights are NOT leggings.

The following is an e-mail I received from a reader. I love that Shirt or Dress Spotting is catching on. If you have any funny stories, feel free to email them my way @

Friday at my work (on a college campus) I saw the most egregious shirt v. dress crisis IN THE WORLD, and because you have this amazing blog dedicated to this exact topic, I felt that I should share:

amazing!? did she call my blog amazing?! yeah, that sounds about right.

A young woman was wearing what is WITHOUT A DOUBT a shirt paired with sheer black tights. She seemed to think that the tights solved the problem of her wearing a shirt as a dress, which, in the case of actual leggings, I might be willing to forgive her for, but in the case of SHEER NYLONS I can't. From the front this outfit just looked awkward (and weather inappropriate, as it's mid-November in Seattle), but when she passed me and I saw 1/3 of her ASS, unflatteringly covered by black sheer tights, I was horrified. If your messenger bag causes your shirt to ride up and expose your ass, you cannot under any circumstances try to pass it off as a dress. It's that simple.

SHEER NYLONS? In Seattle? At least they were not "nude" or "suntan." Yeah, I know all of the Leggs' shades. Also, I'm suspecting this chick is definitely not an "A" or "B" size.

So the moral of my anecdote is this, I guess: shirts worn as dresses must be paired with leggings or real pants. Tights are not an acceptable substitute.

Amen, sista'

That's all. I felt like you'd be the most sympathetic ear for this story. Also I should mention that I haven't gotten any work done since I started looking at pictures of SODs.

How funny! I haven't gotten any work done since I started writing it...

Yes. Let's all take a moment to reflect on the lesson learned from this lil' vignette just shared with you. Now, dear readers, go spread this lesson so that no one you know, love, and/or care about subjects an innocent bystander to this sort of atrociousness.

- JD

Friday, November 14, 2008

Shirt or dress? (Auburn can't decide on a mascot, either)

Here's some good ole' fashioned SEC football humor for you non-SEC football fans!

As a Georgia girl, I must perpetuate the oldest rivalry in the south. See, Auburn's mascot is a Tiger, their 'battlecry' is "War Eagle," and there's something else about a Plainsman, too. It's like - make up your mind, Auburn! Tiger? War Eagle? Plainsman? Shirt? Dress?!

BTW, our mascot is WAY cuter.

So, in honor of the 112th meeting between Georgia and Auburn tomorrow, which is it? Shirt or dress? I happen to think Miss WarEagleAubieTigerPlainswoman bought an extra large shirt and wore it as a dress, but who the eff knows. Maybe it's a battlecry...

*Thank you to a certain WarEagleAubieTigerPlainswoman for sending this in! And GO DAWGS!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Shirt + Shirt = Dress? NO.

I'll quickly address the fact that there are TWO sod's in this pic. Ha. But, who's Pink SOD on the "phone" with? It's like some weird drunken fake version of that part in "Millionaire" where you get to phone a friend.

"Shelly, it's Regis - I'm here with Amber. She needs your help - Amber go."

"Hey Shelly! OMG! This is soooo, like, cool! Hey - so the question is - Am I wearing a shirt or dress? Okay - 10 seconds... 5 seconds... Okay - she said I'm wearing a shirt. But I TOTALLY think it's a dress. Okay I don't know. I think I'm going to poll the audience!"

And then the audience is like, you're a f*cking moron.

To all the Bobsey Twins running around like this with no pants on - QUIT ENABLING EACH OTHER!

That is all.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Shirt or dress or 1940's bathing suit?

This is so horrible, I blacked out the faces of everyone in the picture.

The question is: what is she wearing? Here, I'll help you.

This is a shirt:

This is a dress:

And this is a 1940's bathing suit.

Any questions?

Monday, November 10, 2008

Friday, November 7, 2008

It's okay! She's wearing tights!

Yeah, well, maybe they should be a bit more opaque. Such a pretty color for a shirt. To all the guys out there, this is what MAUVE looks like. Mystery solved!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

The votes have been counted! The ballots are in!

In the spirit of the election, I thought I'd recap to you, my constituents, the results of October's shirtordress polls.



Dress! Also, Pantyhose is ridiculous!

Dress!? (y'all are insane!)

SHIRT! (my faith is restored!)

Dress! Also, Kristy Swanson was better than Kim Catrall in Mannequin. HUH?

Skankiest Halloween Costume!

Her boobs ARE fake!

Club Cheetah Stripper

She's totally firing her stylist (and she's totally wearing lingerie)

TIED. 50/50 on shirt OR dress.


Shirt. More specifically, Jennifer Biels's shirt from Flashdance.

Britney Spears, pregnant again.

Maternity shirt

Shirt AND dress????

Penelope Cruz believes in choices! And humongous sleeves. Seriously. You could hide the entire Victorian Age in those things.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

What the frock? The Dutchess Discusses the Shirt/Dress

Hello all blog browsers. You might not know me, I am The Dutchess of Kickball and I usually chat about relationships and the antics of adults playing kickball over at But today I am here to talk to you about the evils of the Shirt/Dress.

I will admit that there are a few fabulous things that have come from the tidal wave we all know as American Apparel. I’m not sure I could live anymore without my American Apparel yoga pants, by far the best invention known to man.

And really, what would keep our Myspace free if it weren’t for those ten thousand American Apparel ads?

But why oh why must you give us the teeny tiny shirt/dress, American Apparel?

First, the shirt pocket frock. Now, I have no idea what a "frock" is, so I don't know how to classify this.

This particular item sort of screams "I just got off the buss in LA from Idaho and will be forced to start turning tricks in about 4.5 minutes"

And my personal favorite, this item is actually listed under Dresses in the menu. Pretty please tell me that I am now 30 and just don't understand the younger generation.

Lastly, let's examine the tube garment. This seems to be neither shirt, nor dress. And I can see nipple, so I can only assume this must be lingerie?

And so...what do you think about American Apparel?

Monday, November 3, 2008

now launching: "shirtordress with"

I got this from the ever hilarious "Hot Chicks with Douchebags" website. It's hard to tell where her hemline ends due to the crop of the pic also hard to look with so much doucheyness going on! but I vote a firm SHIRT for this ensemble although it's hardly an ensemble when she's wearing one item of clothing but I digress...

If you know someone who is a douchebag and would like to save them from their turmoil, please click here kthanksbye

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Shirt, dress, or window treatment?

Today's Shirt or Dress victim was sent in by Rachel with the email subject simply stating... "SHIRT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" I happen to agree. The only other thing it could be is a window treatment!

Maria, with a hemline that short, you could BE the entertainment tonight? Hahaha, get it?! Man, I'm funny.