Wednesday, 12 August 2009

The shift dress and designer highstreet

The shift dress is an extremely versatile dress that no wardrobe should be without. The bust darts, parallel side or front seams allow for a very flattering fit that skims the body. With such an iconic dress that has been around since the 1920's there are many variations to this style of dress. So how did designer highstreet interpret this catwalk trend for autumn 09/10?

shift dress by Elizabeth and James available from
This black sleeveless shift dress from fashion designers Elizabeth and James with its scooped neck and gathered detail will certainly offer a good fit to most shapes. Available from my wardrobe
shift dress by Paul and Joe Sister available from
Navy Blue sleeveless Shift Dress from Paul and Joe Sister is designed with a cowl neck and cap sleeves. Dress has a pleated waist with belt tie and two front pockets. Dress is fully lined and fastens at the back with an invisible zip and has a button down small vent to the skirt. Available from my wardrobe
shift dress by Joseph available from

Tweed Jersey Shift
This dark grey sleeveless tweed shift dress by Joseph is designed with a rounded neck and a slit to the back. Dress fastens with a zip and has some stretch for comfort. This shift dress is fully lined. Available from my wardrobe

shift dress by designer Martin Grant Fall 09Shift dress by by Australian born fashion designer Martin Grant from his ready to wear fall 09 collection.

shift dress from Marks and Spencer Per Una range
This textured finished and lined shift dress is made different by it's bow detail and is from Marks and Spencer Per Una collection.

shift dress by Hobbs available from John Lewis
This contemporary wool shift dress from Hobbs is a perfect addition to any wardrobe. You can team it with a smart jacket for work or try adding chunky knits and opaque tights for a chic casual look. This shift dress is made from a crinkle effect fabric and is designed with a rounded neckline, flattering half sleeves and delicate unpressed pleated detailing at the bust.

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