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7 Stylish Shift Dresses ...

By Sophia

Shift dresses have been popular since the late 1950s and early 1960s. While most people will easily associate them with 60s fashion, I believe that they are a timeless design. What makes shift dresses so popular is the idea that they suit all body shapes and sizes. Below are just a few modern stylish shift dresses for you to take inspiration from.

Table of contents:

  1. topshop peter pan shift dress by rare
  2. see by chloé printed shift dress
  3. milly metallic lace shift dress
  4. topshop off white cape back shift dress
  5. topshop cream fluorescent floral border shift dress
  6. marni chain print dress
  7. j.crew perforated leather shift dress

1 Topshop Peter Pan Shift Dress by Rare

Price: $90.00 at
This beige shift dress would make an excellent addition to any wardrobe. It’s the ideal wardrobe staple. It features a peter pan collar and button detailing at the back. It can be dressed up or down, worn alone or layered, and is suitable for day or night. Stay on-trend this season by pairing it with rich red accessories.

2 See by Chloé Printed Shift Dress

Price: $230.00 at
While the design of this dress seems simple, the loud print indicates otherwise. The blue flower print is mottled and abstract. This dress features a scoop neck and short sleeves. It would look great paired with patent white sandals and a floppy straw hat.

3 Milly Metallic Lace Shift Dress

Price: $400.00 at
This metallic shift dress is a contemporary take on a classic design. The metallic lace is youthful and stylish. The white lining is visible underneath the gold lace overlay, creating a two-tone effect. The scoop neck and three quarter sleeves add a demure, ladylike touch.

4 Topshop off White Cape Back Shift Dress

Price: $100.00 at
While the front of this dress is seemingly unassuming, the back tells a whole different story! The cape detail on the back of this dress is quite glamorous. Wear this alone, or with a cropped jacket with the tail of the cape peeking out. Top it off with some shiny patent accessories.

5 Topshop Cream Fluorescent Floral Border Shift Dress

Price: $75.00 at
This shift dress has a definite 60s, psychedelic influence. The fluorescent floral border is sure to get you noticed everywhere you go. Pair it with some opaque tights and keep accessories to a minimum. If you’re inclined, some pink resin earrings will top off the 60s aesthetic!

6 Marni Chain Print Dress

Price: $503.00 at
This multi-coloured chain print dress is very schoolgirl chic. It’s made from 100% silk and has a sleeveless shift design. It also features a v-neck with bow detail and side pockets. The dress is a loose fit and sits just above the knee. Keep it simple with streamlined accessories or toughen it up with a leather jacket and biker boots.

7 J.Crew Perforated Leather Shift Dress

Price: $750.00 at
This leather dress is a very modern, minimalist take on the shift dress. It features a round neck, short sleeves, and exposed zip at the back. The perforated finish is an interesting design detail. Pair this dress with tan accessories for a casual day look, or with black patent accessories for a stylish night time look.

The shift dress is no doubt here to stay. Are you a fan of the shift dress? Which of these stylish shift dresses do you like best?

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