hift Dresses like Dungaree Dresses, it sounds boring but it doesn’t have to be! When we think of them we usually think of mums at weddings or mother of the bride’s calf length dresses! But they have come a long way since then and have certainly modernized to fit into today’s society.
They were made famous back in the 1960’s when seen worn by the likes, Mia Farrow, Twiggy or Audrey Hepburn. Some may say they suit all shapes no matter what size you are whilst others would argue they are best suited to petite or smaller frames. Because they are characterized by non tapered waists, they leave little space for larger hips and fuller thighs. The fickleness of these dresses is that they are quite plain in style and allow easy layering of other garments to suit your personal style and to add interest. These dresses are also available in many different striking bold patterns and designs and the 1960’s signature Lilly line styles are still very much available today.
In the 1980’s it was combined with a jersey material that was worn over shirts to create a jumper style dress then in the 1990’s they made a big comeback when business wear became popular by seeing them styled over turtlenecks or t-shirts and worn with knee length socks. During the mid 2000’s we saw a return of the 1960’s fashions when the vintage shift dress could be seen worn once again in its original form.
The shift dress will always be known as a timeless fashion piece with style and sophistication. We love how they are so easy to wear and stylize and that they can be worn by any age group so there’s no need to worry about dressing too young, nor too old for your age.
Shift dresses are the kinds of dresses that never go out of fashion so if you are looking to buy something that will last you years and will certainly get its wear for the money you pay, then they’re the right dresses or you.