Trend Alert: Shift Dresses
?This season one of the key buzzwords in the fashion world is simplicity. Overly elaborate outfits are generally being sidelined in favour of a smooth, understated look. One of the biggest success stories of this trend has been the shift dress, which is proving to be hugely popular this season, from the red carpet to the high street.
Shift dresses were a popular design in the swinging sixties, epitomising cool elegance and iconic chic. A shift dress is generally characterised by straight lines that don’t hug your curves or cinch at the waist. They’re usually, but not exclusively, knee-length, and strike a perfect balance between formal and everyday wear.
The Freemans catalogue is packed with beautiful shift dresses from some of our very favourite designer ranges. As ever, we’ve taken a look through our collection and highlighted some of our very favourite items.
For a truly special occasion, the Together Brocade Dress is a beautiful shift dress that’s guaranteed to make you sparkle. The embroidery detail is just crying out to be complemented with some stunning jewellery, and the subtle silver-grey colouring is on-trend and oh so classy.
For a slightly more casual, but still effortlessly stylish look, the Sleeveless Shift Dress is perfect for office wear or nights out. It’s a classic black dress design that creates a really modern, feminine look. It’s a great piece of professional wear, but with a few accessories can also be easily transformed into a playful party dress.
Shift dresses aren’t all about low-key elegance though, they can also make great light-hearted summer wear. Check out the Rose Print Shift Dress in red and white for a perfect holiday dress with a playful floral pattern. In fact, because shift dresses aren’t particularly figure-hugging, they make fantastic casual wear because you can get away with bolder patterns and colours without looking over-dressed.
What are your thoughts on the shift dress revival? A welcome return, or are they best left in the sixties? Let us know your thoughts…