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Spring into Shifts 

The Dress Your Wardrobe Needs.

Our tips on how to style the shift dress.

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Clear a space in your wardrobe for a new staple - the shift dress. This ‘60s throwback is back on our radar and for good reason. First up, it’s universally flattering. There’s no cinching in at the waist, no body-hugging, so you can move as you please (and eat whatever you want #score). Second, it’s simplicity means it’s easy to style. Wear it when you’re in life-admin mode or jazz it up for nighttime with heels and statement jewellery. Check out some of our fave ways to wear the shift dress. 

Running Errands

Shifts are perfect for just throwing on and running out the door. They’re easy to wear - no fussing around with wraps and ties and zips. Pair it with a Mary Poppins bag that will fit everything (and a bit more), trainers and a denim jacket. Coffee in hand and you’re ready to smash it.

Summer Nights

Sleeveless shifts scream summer! (Say that five times fast). A nod to mod, they’re perfect for a balmy night drinking cocktails and watching the sunset. Channel RiRi and go bright or opt for white. Accessorise accordingly.  


Shift dresses are a great way to wear texture without compromising on shape. Wear a patterned shift with flats and sunnies to keep the look casual cool. And if the lunch turns into drinks and dinner? Just swap the shoes for heeled sandals. 

Beach Babe

With a beach hat, swimsuit and a lot of SPF, the shift dress is an ideal beach holiday outfit that takes you from the house to sand and back again. Its cool and comfortable for those hotter days but covers enough of your bod so you don’t feel too exposed at the local cafe. Take some inspo from Reese Witherspoon and go barefoot! 

The Special Occasion

Chic and understated, the shift dress works wonders for a special occasion. Whether it’s your birthday, a wedding or a black-tie event, a glam shift dress means comfort which means you can dance and celebrate all night long. Wear an eye-catching print or embroidered detailing to glam up the look and accessorise with killer earrings. 

So wherever you are and whatever you’re doing, a shift dress is probably the answer. Here are some more of our faves - for any occasion. 

By: Daisy D’Souza 

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