Quintessentially mod, the shift dress conjures up images of Twiggy and Jackie O in bold coloured dresses back in the swinging 60s. Like the LBD, the shift dress should be incorporated in every woman’s style repertoire. The garment is forgiving and flatters most body types. It can be layered with tights, knits and jackets during the colder months or worn on its own during the warmer months. Variations of the dress have been featured heavily on the runway, most notably in chequered prints at Louis Vuitton’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection. Monochromatic pieces in lux fabrics were also popular on the catwalk, as well as the street scene. There’s nothing easier than throwing on a shift dress and dressing it up or down at your whim.
The gorgeous and spunky Melbourne girl Kate Peck, who began her career as an international model and now an MTV VJ, demonstrates how to rock a metallic shift. With her slicked back hair and suede platform booties, she gives the dress a sassy edge. That’s the beauty of the shift dress, it’s a blank canvas for your personal style.
Get this look:
a. Metallic Sheath Dress, $100.40 Collective Concepts, nordstrom.com
b. Sequined Feather Shift Dress, $99.99, dailylook.com
c. Harbour Mini Dress, $185, Ace and Jig, shoplesnouvelles.com
d. Metallic Lace Shift Dress, $191.68, Ivy & Blu, nordstrom.com
e. Patent Leather Ankle Boot With Pendant, $335, armani.com
f. Swipe Suede Ankle Boot, £160, Carvela Kurt Geiger, harrods.com
g. Radcliff Bootie, $498, Diane Von Furstenberg, forwardforward.com
h. Ankle Boots, $180, Arkte, yoox.com
Note: Prices correct at time of posting