Hot Spring Trend: Shift Dresses

By Butterboom Writers  /  February 25, 2009

Spring fashion is bringing back an old-time favorite..


A mix of classy and sexy, the shift dress is once again becoming  popular.  With revisions done by the biggest names in fashion, the design once loved by fashion icons Jackie-O and Jane Birkin is still cut short and flirty.

Shanghai Tang, Vivienne Tam, and Club Monaco are just a few of those who have redone the beloved shift design.  Tailored simply but adorned with intricate details like loud, colorful prints to beading, the shift dress can be worn both day and night.  With either flats, heels, or even boots and tights, the shift is as versatile as your own style can be.

Take a look at our favorites for this Spring:

For a night out on the town:  Club Monaco’s use of sequins is set of by the flirty scoop-neck to create a look that’s both sexy and classy.


From work to play:  The simple pattern and dark hue of this shift from Shanhai Tang allows for a sensible yet fashionable look.  Take this dress from the office to happy hour drinks with your colleagues.


For cocktails:  The soft, delicate detail on this dress added with it’s bright color creates a look that’s carefree, fun, and stylish.


For work:  Burberry Prorsum has created a shift that’s perfect for work.  The tailored collar, short sleeves, and Jacquard fabric represents a woman who is intelligent, style-friendly, and classic.



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