Types of dresses #1 shift dress

A shift dress is a garment that features straight lines and doesn’t hug the body’s curves or cinch the waist and usually it’s sleeveless.This can be a mini or a midi dress that lacks detailed shaping.

Like I said before, being a fan of dresses, I cannot pass over without to say my opinion about this type of dress and those which will come. Personally, I love this type of dress, and I think it is suitable for any kind of event, even if it is used for a party, or just for a walk and even for an important interview. Although, I think it is more suitable  for summer events because it can be accessorized easier and also it is more practical.


The shift dress has come back in fashion in 1960’s as a influence by the “flappers” dress of 1920’s which was a symbol of independece for the women of that decade, but it was more influenced by the sack dress of the late 1950’s than the “flapper” dress.


Designers like Chanel and Schiaparelli were making garments in “frapper” style on 1920’s. Designers Christobal Balenciaga and Hubert de Givenchy are  the inovators of the shift dress as it is known today.


Audrey Hepburn’s iconic black dress from “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” was  made by  Givenchy, and also,  she wore others created by her good friend and designer Lily Pulitzer, whose brand is  based entirely around the shift dress.



Today  the shift dress is present in many collections every season, in different  colours, and accessorised with different jewelry, bags and shoes.

Also, more and more celebrities highlight their features using the shift dress:

Soo… if you really want to have such a dress, you could find them in almost every shop and they’re not so expensive at all.

Here are some exemples of dresses from different shops in case you want to adopt them this fall 😉 :





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