The shift dress is probably the simplest form of frock around and the beauty of this style definitely lies in its simplicity. Shift dresses are perhaps one of the most versatile of wardrobe items being suitable for all sorts of occasions from work to weekend and even a wedding or day at the races. For spring 2013, there are some fantastic choices of shift dress to choose from. A classic shift dress can be accessorised in multiple different ways ensuring that it really earns its keep. But if you are on the look out for something that will really make you stand out from the crowd there are plenty of other choices too. We really loved the recent feature in the Guardian with shift dresses for the season ahead from the likes of Matches, Fenwick, Office and Whistles but today we wanted to share with you some much more affordable choices (and even better, they are all ethical and sustaianble too)
A neutral dress will give you the maximum opportunity to show off some amazing statement accessories. A chunky bib necklace, a bright vintage scarf or a beautifully embellished clutch bag. A neutral shift will act like a blank canvas allowing your accessories to really shine. One of our favourite looks for spring is a simple neutral grey or beige dress accessorised with a neon clutch or shoes. We found this perfect sustainable berri dress by SkunkFunk on style-is.co.uk.
Bold and bright prints are big news this year. This African print shift dress by uber coool brand Fair + True not only makes a big style statement but is also both ethical and sustainable. We would definitely wear it with a pair of killer heels and accessorise with a simple clutch. By keeping the accessories simple and understated, you can let the dress to the talking and keep the look really now.
Whilst the shift dress is a classic style, it doesn’t mean that you can’t find yourself one with a contemporary twist. Unusual necklines or hemline and interesting details all add a little something to keep the look right up to date. This wrap style shift, again bu sustainable brand Skunkfunk will effortlessly take you from daytime to evening just add a pair of chunky wedge heels to complete the look.
Last but not least why not go for the casual look. a comfy jersey or linen shift can be teamed with leggings and a cardigan for a cooler day. Seasalt Cornwall have a great selection of causal dresses featuring fun seaside inspired prints on eco fabrics.