Shift dresses: a timeless silhouette
With their universally flattering silhouette and smart aesthetic, shift dresses have earned a reputation as being a versatile option for a wide range of occasions. From plain black shift dresses for the office to boldly patterned pieces to see you through family celebrations, you’ll find them all in our carefully curated collection.
A black shift dress is a staple in every woman’s wardrobe, thanks to its versatile charm. We have a wide selection of minimalist designs that are easy to dress up or down. For example, full-sleeved, knee-length dresses make for a demure addition to your workwear repertoire. Lively accompaniments, such as block-color pumps and a patterned silk scarf add a seasonal flair, while a sharply tailored blazer and tights ensure you are boardroom-ready. Modern tailored accents give simple shift dresses an elevated twist. Look out for bell sleeves crafted with delicate plissé pleats, or tiered cuffs that create a romantic finish.
The smart-casual shift dress collection
Maintain your style on the weekend with our selection of smart casual shift dresses. Explore lightweight knitted designs, complete with a hint of a stretch for an all-day comfort. Elegant silhouettes still reign supreme, with pretty boat necklines and sweet three-quarter-length sleeves. Monochrome colors are always easy to style, and many of our pieces rework classic patterns, such as stripes and florals, in a delightful mix of black and white tones. For laid-back, off-duty days, discover our range of denim shift dresses. Metal zips and flap pockets give these casual dresses their utilitarian flair, while soft collars, button-up plackets, and belted waists are a nod to traditional tailoring.
With a focus on embellishments and glamorous accents, our evening shift dresses are designed with special occasions in mind. Floral designs are elevated with intricate bead and lacework, and some necklines feature dramatic finishes, such as oversized satin bow ties, for a stand-out effect. Look out for luxurious fabrics that combine both elegance and comfort. Chiffon is a great example of this, with its flowing drape and sheer appearance. Slip on a chiffon shift dress with a small silver pendant necklace and black stiletto heels for an understated yet chic dinner party ensemble.