A shift dress: A garment that features straight lines and doesn’t hug the body’s curves or cinch the waist. Although these dresses can come in various sleeve lengths and hemlines, the classic version is sleeveless, knee-length, and features a high collar or boat neck.
From a jersey style dress with Chucks, to a sequin party dress with heels, the shift dress has been my number one go-to recently for its perfect combination comfort and style for pretty much every occasion I can think of.
Casually, it’s easy to just slip on when you don’t feel like putting in too much more effort. Thrown on with sneakers, it’s instantly a cool look. For work, it’s appropriately cool for hot LA days, yet gives enough coverage for the jacked up-AC indoors. For a night out, it is classy and chic and shows just the right amount of leg.
I absolutely love J.Lo in this look at one of the American Idol tapings. The shift dress look perfected. Now, I just need this tan. And those legs.