You’ll Want To Get Your Hands On These 10 Shift Dresses ASAP
Some days, all you want to do is to throw on an outfit and head out to the office. With its loose, relaxed silhouette, shift dresses are your best pick for a comfortable yet put-together look. Plus, you won’t have to worry about unsightly creasing and uncomfortable cinched waists during your long day at work. We’ve got a lot of love for the shift dress, so check out these top ten picks.
Text: Nicola Watson / Her World / January 2018
Additional text: Zoe Zeng
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This black and gold stud detailed number is excellent for those days at the office where you have to shoot off to evening plans straight after. Wear alone or with a white blouse underneath and some black heeled court shoes for ultimate chic. If you’re feeling extra, team it with a golden studded headband.
Studded crepe mini dress by Moschino, US$990.93 from Net-a-porter.
Friday isn’t just the end of another long working week – it’s the beginning of your epic weekend. Whatever your evening plans are, this black lace detail dress is just the thing to take you from your desk chair to a bar stool, cocktails at the ready. Dress down with some chunky flat studded ankle boots (or any other boot variations, check them all out here) or pair with your favourite stilettos to take the sex appeal up a notch. Makeup? It has to be a lick of red lipstick.
Jessar lace and stretch-modal jersey mini dress by Tart Collections, $80 from The OUTNET.
Less is always more and we have to agree, particularly when it comes to this long sleeved turtleneck dress by Maison Kitsune. The light gingham print and monochrome colour palette means you’ll be professional enough for any serious boardroom meeting, without having to dull yourself down in a two-piece suit. Team with ankle boots or platform heels, whatever takes your fancy for that day.
Cotton turtleneck mini dress by Maison Kitsune, $123 from The OUTNET.
Flower power is always a good choice when it comes to spring, and whilst the weather may make you feel otherwise, this dress is perfect for the current season. It has a waisted hem but is still in shift style, so you can opt to add a tight waist belt if you want to cinch in for your post work evening plans. Team with some flat slip ons like this pair from Something Borrowed, or rock with thigh high boots for the evening.
Stino long sleeve dress by Yas, $109 from Topshop.
So the sun may have hidden away but that won’t stop you being your own ray of sunshine! Embrace one of spring’s delightful colours in this capped sleeve yellow dress by Dorothy Perkins. Perfect to chuck on and then slip into some strapless stylish mules before heading out the door. Given the colour, keep your accessories and make-up understated to avoid looking too OTT.
Petite yellow shift dress by Dorothy Perkins, $53.90 from Zalora.
There is always that day where you’re out of energy, worried about deadlines and you just want sleep. To offer you an extra hour in bed the following morning, we’ve picked this cute and easy to wear printed bow dress from Mango. The waist detail and flower print combined with the colour palette means you need to add nothing extra at all – just pair with your favourite and most comfortable shoes and you’re good to go.
Printed bow dress, $14.90 from Mango.
Given the current climate (why oh why is it suddenly so cold?) this long sleeved shift dress will keep you warm when battling against the office’s air con. The light print and subtle shimmer detail along the hemline adds an extra stylish touch to brighten up your working day.
Plush dress with shimmer details, $39.90 from Zara.
A dress that also comes complete with a necklace? Talk about saving even more time for your rushed Monday morning! This t-shirt style grey shift dress is an entire outfit in itself and can be worn with tights, leggings, boots and even over the top of skinny jeans. A wonderfully versatile piece that we think you should add to your capsule closet pronto.
Neckline embellishment tee dress from Something Borrowed, $24.90 from Zalora.
Cut from navy stretch-crepe with contrasting white panels on the sleeves and hem, this shift dress oozes elegance and understated sophistication. Try wearing it with your hair up and some statement studs, such as these Fred Leighton 18-carat diamond earrings from the cruise 2018 collection. White shoes may be a little bit much, so we say navy pumps are the way forward.
Two-tone crepe dress by Max Mara, US$493.20 from Net-a-porter.
For a feminine and floaty kind of working day, we suggest this adorable flared frill sleeve shift dress by Mango. The sweet floral print in black and white means it is in keeping with your office workwear but can also transcend to your weekend style too.
Flared sleeves dress, $14.90 from Mango.