Nudge up your style with the shift dress
Gone are the times when the shift dress was worn by the first lady alone. The dress which was popularized by Jacqueline Kennedy, and more recently, Michele Obama, has now stepped out of the White House closet, and into the wardrobe of every fashionable woman.
The best part about the shift dress is that it is effortlessly elegant, and is very accommodating of the less-than-perfect body types as well. The unique cut of the dress imparts an incredibly elegant and sophisticated air to the dress, which is why it was favored by not one, but two of the first ladies of America. The dress has a unique cut which does not cling to the body, and does not look like a tent either. This ensures that even those with larger waistlines can look equally good in the dress.
The shift dress is also incredibly easy to wear. It has a very simple cut, which helps it to be very understated and simple. This is why the dress has won the hearts of women who are non-fussy about their clothes. The dress does not compromise on style, and yet is so simple, that one need only slip it on and step out of the house. The dress goes with almost all kinds of shoes and jewellery, which is again, another very good quality about it. The dress is very versatile and very minimal in its appearance.
The shift dress is so simple and so fuss-free, that it is just about perfect for any season. For the summers, all one needs to do is to slip into one of these elegant dresses, and put on a pair of sandals, wedges or ballerinas to step out into the sun. During the monsoons as well, the simple structure of the dress will keep it from being a nuisance while stepping out into the mud and rain. The shift dress can be worn with stockings, trench coats, cardigans, or short jackets along with gloves and hats, for a winter makeover. One can also layer the dress up, in order to get innovative with it.
The shift dress is such that it can be worn on almost all occasions. This one kind of dress can get a lady from office to the nightclub, with equal ease and élan. The shift dress can be worn at the workplace, since it has a very formal air about it. For work, opt for muted colours suited to the office. Apart from the blacks, greys and whites, opt for light pastel shades when at work. Combine these with the right kind of shoes and minimal jewellery. You can also dress it up with a scarf, or a light cardigan.
For a day out at the mall, or brunch with your friends, you can wear the shift dress in bolder colours and in prints. Opt for colour blocking with your shift dress and other accessories. All kinds of prints look good on the dress, so one can opt for those as well, and a slight amount of accessorizing in the form of hairbands, bracelets, and cocktail rings will complete the look.
The dress will not fail one at night either. Playing around with textures is a good idea with the shift dress for the night out, because the dress is very versatile in terms of its cut. A lacy shift dress for the night, or one which is sequined will stand out for sure. It will look effortlessly glamorous and will also be comfortable for dancing the night away.
So, make the shift dress a part of your regular wardrobe. Its an absolute essential which has stood the test of time to re-emerge in the fashion books of the contemporary times.