The shift dress is probably one of the simplest and most chic silhouettes when it comes to dress shapes. The shift dress dates back to the 60s when “mod” was in, the Beatles were idols and Jackie Kennedy was a fashion icon. Nowadays, the go-go dancing is long gone and the shift dress has become a feminine and versatile dress shape for every body type.
Kate Bosworth in Calvin Klein (source: Nylon Magazine)
When it comes to this retro inspired frock, you can find them in all shades of colors, prints and lengths. The most common shape of a shift dress usually has a sleeveless, high neckline design in a mini length. Other great styles hit right about the knee with a cap sleeve or long sleeve with a mini length. Any style you choose will always be a sexy yet classy look. To try out this trend before the summer ends follow these tips:
Eva Longoria in ASOS (source: People.com)
Olivia Palermo in Victoria Beckham (source: Glamour Magazine UK)
The shift dress will always remain a great transitional piece. Combine it with your fall wardrobe and stay chic year-round!