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Top Retailers of Shift Dresses in One Place

There is such a wide range of designs and varieties of the classic shift dress that we have brought the very best together from all of the top online fashion retailers.

Top Retailers of Shift Dresses

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A Selection of Popular Shift Dresses


The Evolution of the Modern Day Shift Dress

The shift dress become popular in the 1950s because it was feminine enough to show off a woman's figure, but basic enough to fit just about any body shape. It was made with a few frills such as simple panels, a few breast darts and an A-line skirt or empire waist. The look of the shift dress still resembles its original version and it is just as hot for 2011 as it was the year that it was introduced into American culture.

Shift dresses of today vary by the way that they are cut. Some of the modern-day shift dresses have cuts that reveal more of the feminine figure, while others still have the A-line cut of the original creation. No matter what type of figure you may have, there is a shift dress for you that will hit and fit in all of the right places.

Today's shift dresses would make Jackie-O and Audrey Hepburn proud. While they have same silhouette as the original 1950s version, the newer model has a little more sex appeal. The modern-shift dresses are designed to show off a woman's assets with deeply cut-out shoulders and plunging necklines. Some designers have even made it a point to show off the back by designing dresses with racer backs and other low-cut styles.

Some of the modern shift dresses also stand out with simpler elements such as bright colors, bold designs, lace details, tiers, bows and other girly elements. Necklines are scooped, high and even squared in order to mix up the otherwise simple dress. Of course, you can find the shift dress with high hems and hems that hit below the knee. Whether you are someone who is conservative or someone who likes to show a little skin, you will not have a problem finding a shift dress that you can wear comfortably.

The top designers have truly made shift dresses a modern-day staple because of its versatility. This dress can be worn during the day to work by pairing it with a blazer and some simple pumps. As the work day comes to a close, you can ditch the blazer for a trendier jacket and swap out the pumps for some peep-toe stilettos and you will be ready for any dinner date that may come your way.

No matter what the event might call for, you will always be able to find the appropriate shift dress for the occasion. Thanks to its classic cut, this style will continue to grace the runways for many years to come.


Popular Shift Dress Searches

When searching for the perfect shift dress, with maybe an occassion in mind you will be able to narrow your search, and with the item of clothing the most important variables are obviously colour and material so we have implemented the most popular searches on to our site to hopefully aid you with your choice. The most popular colours and thus the most readily available from retailers is the black shift dress, white shift dress, red shift dress, cream shift dress and the grey shift dress, also regardless of the colour the printed shift dress is also a very popular option.

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