There are two shapes of women who will look great in a shift dress. Those who have small busts and those who have tummy.
Because shift dresses lack detailed shaping and do not emphasize the waist, they can easily hide love handles and unwanted curves, or they can take the attention away from your small chests.
A shift dress is often sleeveless and its hem hits just above or below the knee. It is a streamlined dress with slight-to-no-waist definition. It can be plain or it can feature A-line skirts or empire waists. It makes you think of fashion icons Audrey Hepburn and Jacqueline Kennedy.
Here are eight lovely shift dresses at very affordable prices, just under $30, that I found from Boohoo.
1. Flower Lace Long Sleeve Smock Dress
This number is not your classic shift dress but it has that that lose + empire waist silhouette. It also boosts a pair of long sleeves with cutout lace detailing.
2. Aztec Print Sleeveless Woven Shift Dress
If you´re a lover of artistic print and color, you will surely dig out this woven shift dress with Aztec print. Worn with a black fedora and black dress pumps, you´ll get an edgy revival of sixties glamor.
3. Geo Shift Dress
Cool and fresh, this geo print shift dress is a statement of of-the-moment trend + youth freshness. Wear it with black pointed stilettos and a structured clutch or satchel for a night of elegance.
4. Laser Cut Shift Dress
Being simple does not mean forgettable. Wear it edgy with black ankle boots and a long top coat worn as a cape for a truly fashionable fall look.
5. Panelled Paisley Print Cap Sleeve Shift Dress
If you´re like me who has a big heart for gorgeous prints and patterns, you will not let this paisley print shift dress go without having one for your closet. It is paneled and has cap sleeves. Love, love, love!
6. Contrast Print Mini Shift Dress
While most shift dresses are knee-length, this number goes a few inches higher. It features an interesting wine + black floral print in one side and a black and white color block on the other half side. A perfect accent to make your day fun.
7. Paisley Print Cap Sleeve Shift Dress
This shift frock is about keeping things soft, subtle + poetic. It´s both elegant and demure. But to avoid looking many years older than your age, wear it with some really striking bright colored shoes.
8. Crepe Curved Hem Shift Dress
It´s crispy, and flirty, and casual, a dress you´ll love to change into after five. You´ll never go wrong with a chic casual day dress worn with some ballet flats or better yet, smoking slippers.
So tell me, girls. Are shift dresses for you?