There is something about a shift dress that brings back memories of summers past. Hot days by the lake, soaking up the warmth of the sun and the sleepy haze that stays with you after. At the moment I am in the middle of making myself a new summer wardrobe full of bold prints and bright colours to wear over the summer months and shift dresses feature a lot through my designs. I might also put some of them in my Etsy store just for you all 🙂 I know that not everyone has the time to sit down, design a dress and actually make it and some of you don’t know how to sew…So I have gone onto my favourite websites and found some amazing dresses that I have had my eye on for a while and now am so buying them. So here they are.
ASOS Shift dress in Lace $54.26
this little number has been crafted from floral lace fabric. The details include: sleeveless, shift styling with a high neckline and full body lining. The dress has been cut with a regular fit and mini length and would be perfect for a day enjoying the sun in the blueberry fields picking and eating.
Lipsy 60’s Shift with Floral Applique $59.34
This beautiful shift by Lipsy has been crafted from lightweight chiffon fabric. The details include: sleeveless, shift styling, floral sequin and bead embellishment to the collar and hem and exposed zip to the reverse. Unfortunately this dress was extremely popular and there is only a size 14 (Australian) left…so if any of you out there wants it get in quick (ASOS) but it would be great for a white party.
Paint It Red ‘All That Glitters’ Multi Sequin Shift $98.34
Can you see it? the fireworks, the lights, the music and the celebrations? This dress by Paint It Red would be the perfect dress for a New Years Party and has been crafted from sequin embellished fabric. The details include: a high neckline with sleeveless styling, muscle back, and exposed zip fastening to the reverse.
Dahlia Heart Cutwork Shift Dress $115.29
This dress has been in my sights for a while now, there is the small problem of the price. I just cant justify spending all that money on a dress (especially with my pay at the moment.) so I am looking forward to the day when it goes on sale….or perhaps a present *cough* hint hint parents 🙂 This shift dress by has been made by Dahlia. The details include: a round neckline with pointed lapels, short sleeve styling, slim cuffs, a fine woven main with a cut-out heart design and a concealed zip fastening through the centre back. The dress has been cut with a straight fit and a short length.
Vila Shift Dress With All Over Studs $24.58
The colour says it all “SUMMER BEACH!” Crafted in a lightweight, chiffon fabric with a semi-sheer overlay. Featuring a scoop neckline, sleeveless styling, a woven main with an embellished design, a deep v-shaped back and a concealed zip fastening to the reverse. Designed with a straight fit through the body.
ASOS Premium Crochet Shift Dress $71.21
To me crochet is so summery, very boho and gypsy like. My sister wears crochet and boho styled garments every summer and seeing clothing like this that is al that I see. love the colour and pattern. Crafted in a crochet cotton knit. Featuring a round neckline, short length sleeves, designed with a shift shape and a mini cut.
Boutique by Jaeger Daisy Print Cotton Shift $100.03
Summer flowers are just beautiful especially when you can make chains out of them to wear around your head, daisy chains are the best. Crafted in a lightweight, cotton and silk mix fabric with a daisy print. Featuring a round neckline and sleeveless styling with a contrast applique trim, a bow detail to the front and a relaxed, shift style. Designed in a loose fit.
ASOS Shift Sequin Dress with Pink Flowers $105.97
Perfect for a summer night pool and garden party, the floral embellishments are to die for! Lined shift dress, crafted in a lightweight, semi sheer fabric. Featuring a round neckline, sleeveless styling, all-over sequin embellishment with a statement sequin floral inlay, a mini length, a covered button and an elongated keyhole cut-out design to reverse.
Drop Waist No Time Dress $25.99 (MODCLOTH)
Today, when you wake up, don’t use up your morning wishing you didn’t have to get out of bed – hurry into the cool-cobalt hue of this drop-waist dress and enjoy your day to its fullest! After fastening its two-button back, flattening its collar over a discreet front keyhole, and sneaking your feet into crimson flats, sling your satchel over your sleeveless shoulder and set out. Greeting passersby with neat pleats, a hair bow atop your head, and a cheerful “hello,” you’re glad the thought of this dress encouraged you to waste not a minute of your afternoon!
Plum Cheerful Dress $42.99 (MODCLOTH)
Those that pass you by can’t help but smile when they see you strolling down the street wearing this vibrant, plum-colored shift dress. Crafted from soft knit fabric, this vintage-inspired frock features a black bow-embellished neckline, as well as two front pockets with black cuff detailing. Paired with patent leather flats, gold chandelier earrings, and a structured shoulder bag, this darling dress will spread cheer wherever you wander.
Drop Waist By To Say Hi Dress $42.99 (MODCLOTH)
Great day for a car cruise! With round sunglasses and rouge tights under the retro drop waist of this wheat Peter-Pan-collared navy frock, you want to take the time to have a tarriance with each friend whose house you pass along the way! Pack your square pockets with a map and an on-the-road snack, and flaunt your panel of faux buttons when you stop to chat with your comrades! You’ll have such a jovial time dropping by during your drive, that this dress might inspire a spin more often!
Polygon Prep Dress $44.98 (MODCLOTH)
Hanging out with some old high school friends? This petite, polygon-printed, pink-tinged, pair-pocketed, and Peter-Pan-collared dress is perfect for revisiting treasured recollections. The hot pink bow at the center of the collar and the pink edges of the square pockets match your bright pink tights, a similarly colored rain slicker, and your peep toe ankle boots. The memories may be distant, but the friendship and the loveliness of this dress are not!
Try not to go out an buy them all, I have had to hide my credit card 🙂 because if I did buy them all it would end up costing me $785.97 and that would not be a good thing 🙂