This Is Not Your Average Shirt Dress

My love affair with Nicole Richie runs deep — all the way back to her days spent on the 10-year-old hit show The Simple Life , of course. Fortunately, the TV personality, designer, wife, and mother has matured quite a bit since her wild child, Paris Hilton era, and that’s in both the personality and the wardrobe department. In fact, Richie has managed to become quite the style icon over the years, whether she's showing off her fashion chops via her boho-glam Instagram feed or dying her hair purple in a gutsy style move (that totally paid off, by the way).

And now the fashionista and Candidly Nicole star has put her sartorial skills on display once again, looking absolutely sleek, chic, and sexy on Friday evening while co-hosting a “Luxury Redefined" event in Los Angeles. Sporting a slinky shirt dress from designer Anthony Vaccarello, the petite beauty looked both minimalistic and majorly seductive in the anything-but-typical style.

With its down-to-there, plunging neckline; triangle-panel hem; and smoking-hot, thigh-revealing cutouts, Richie’s shirt dress delivered a lot of style points while maintaining her reputation for effortlessly fabulous looks. Styled with statement-but-neutral pumps, a sleek bun, and simple hoop earrings, it’s the kind of easy-glam ensemble some of us can only dream about.

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The look also has me dreaming of living out my last days of summer 2014 in a not-your-average-shirt-dress just like Richie’s. If you’re ready to join me, then just feast your eyes on these seven pieces:

Tibi paneled shirt dress, $220,

10 Crosby Derek Lam sleeveless shirt dress, $198,

Jason Wu patterned shirt dress, $346,

Shoptiques cut out shirt dress, $84,

AllSaints wrap shirt dress, $268,

Ostwald Helgason sheer panel shirt dress, $334,

Pink Tartan trompe l'oeil shirt dress, $158,

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