Thursday, May 31, 2012
The Shift Dress~ by Kipp
I am continuing with my homage to the classics this week and ending with the shift dress. This is the most flattering and versatile style of dress that you can have in your wardrobe. First created in the 1920's this dress is timeless, but has made some slight changes. Its original style is a straight cut without any definition in the waist, classic of the 20's. It has now morphed to have definition, but the basic structure, sleeveless with a high scoop neck or boatneck, has remained intact. This dress can easily transition from work to cocktail and a variety of other social occasions. Bright colors and floral prints work very well as a shift dress. The high neckline of a shift dress makes it the perfect place to wear a statement necklace (like below). However, that is a post for next week!