The Chequered Shirt Dress + Giveaway

Oh the chequered shirt dress. For a long time now, I’ve wanted to expand my wardrobe with a shirt dress, preferably a chequered one. I think they look very smart, yet casual. I’m not very comfortable wearing regular shirts as they tend to have a thicker material and are usually tight around the chest. This shirt dress however is very soft with a flattering fit and in particular, it’s not tight over the chest. The neckline is a little bit too low for me so for now, I’ve used a pin to close it but I’m thinking to sew on metal poppers for a nicer look.

Chequered Shirt Dress with black tightsChequered shirt Dress with Silver Shoes

The shirt is so versatile and suitable for all weathers, with multiple ways of styling it. I can’t wait for warmer weathers to wear it on its own with the sleeves rolled up. For now, when it’s still cold I’ll be wearing it like in these photos, or tucked in my leather skirt to give the impression it’s a shirt. A great way to get around not normally wearing shirts.

Chequered Shirt Dress Pockets Chequered Shirt Dress Hand in Pockets

The best bit about this shirt dress though has to be the pockets. I love dresses and skirts with pockets! Pockets on clothes makes such a massive difference. You never get the awkwardness of standing around not knowing where to put your hands. Put hem in the pockets and you’ll look cool. It definitely gives dresses and skirts a cooler vibe.

It was very windy on the day of taking these photos. And on top of it, during the 10 minutes I had spare at work lunch, it started to rain so excuse the photos not being the best. The wind was not in my favour, making my hair and skin (lol) flow about.

Chequered Shirt Dress styledChequered Shirt Dress with statement earrings

Shirt dress* – Tobi
Leggings – Everything 5 Pounds
Shoes – Moda In Pelle
Earrings – Next


Tobi Giveaway

I’ve heard of Tobi prior to receiving this dress but never before ordered from them. They have a wide range of all types of clothing, and for reasonable pricing as well. The first time you sign up, you get 50% off as well. Tobi was kind enough to send me two other dresses: Give Love Black Sweater Dress and Vene Black Midi Dress (both size L) from their party range to give away to one of you lucky people. All you have to do is comment below describing how you would style one of them. A winner will be drawn at random in a week’s time, on Sunday 25th Feb 2018. Good luck!

Have you ever bought clothes from Tobi? Do you own a chequered shirt dress and if so, how do you style it?

Jennie xx

*PR Sample. All views are my own.

T&C’s: The competition ends February 25 2018 24.00GMT. One winner will be picked at random using All mandatory options will be checked, false entries will be removed. UK entries only. The prize will be provided, posted and paid for by myself and will be posted via Royal Mail. I hold no responsibility once posted, if lost or damaged fault will lie with Royal Mail. I will be contacting the winner by email or Twitter. If there is no response after 28 days, a new winner will be picked at random and contacted. If you are under 16 please get your parents’ permission as you will need to supply an address. There is no cash alternative, nor will the prize be swapped or refunded. If you have any other questions send me an email on



  1. Olivia Kirby
    18th February 2018 / 10:51 am

    The sweater dress I’d wear with chunky knit tights and cute ankle boots.
    The other dress I’d wear with natural tights and nude heels.

    • Jennie
      18th February 2018 / 3:51 pm

      I like your style, nice and simple. Knitted tights and a chunky sweater dress is what it’s all about this season 🙂 x

  2. 18th February 2018 / 6:08 pm

    Love this post! For the sweater dress (which is my faaaaaave!) I’d wear fishnet tights, cherry red Dr Martens and a Baker Boy Hat with grunge make up! And for the body con dress I’d go for a bit of a biker look with a oversized faux leather jacket and some patent block heels and a red lip/cat eye liner x

    • Jennie
      18th February 2018 / 6:39 pm

      Thanks 🙂 I love the sound of cherry red Dr. Martens for the sweater dress! You’d look ace in that!! x

  3. 18th February 2018 / 6:08 pm

    This outfit is fab, Jennie – and you look amazing in it! I love the pop of colour from your earrings, too. xx

    • Jennie
      18th February 2018 / 6:38 pm

      Aww thanks lovely! The earrings make the outfit to be honest 🙂 x

  4. Helen
    18th February 2018 / 8:01 pm

    You look fab in the checked shirt Jennie. I live in oversized shirts and leggings, they’re so comfy and great for all weathers. I love the open shouldered dress, it would look great with bare legs and over the knee boots or more casual with jeans or leggings.

    • Jennie
      18th February 2018 / 9:13 pm

      Thank you Helen! I want to invest in more now 🙂 Yay, over knees boots would look fab with the sweater dress! x

  5. Saira
    20th February 2018 / 10:14 pm

    I love a good check dress – especially ones with pockets ! I agree all dresses should have pockets ! I love I’m check shirts – they are my fave thing And so easy to wear !
    Saira xxx

    • Jennie
      22nd February 2018 / 12:08 am

      Pockets are the best! I really want to buy more chequered shirt dresses after wearing this one 🙂 x

  6. cheryl hadfield
    25th February 2018 / 11:32 pm

    I would style the sweater dress with a pair of converse and a long silver necklace

    • Jennie
      26th February 2018 / 9:28 am

      I like it! Converse are the best 🙂 x

    • Jennie
      1st March 2018 / 7:37 pm

      You really think so? Thanks so much 🙂 x

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