I'm super stoked this trend is coming back — now I can eat all the pizza I want and not worry about bloating in the tight dress I'm wearing! The shift dress, which was popular in the 1960s (supermodel Twiggy is rocking it in the pic above), is coming back into style. The shift dress is the fashionable version of an oversized t-shirt — what could be better?
Shift dress are also very popular in stores right now, like these from Forever 21.
Make sure the shift dress fits well so that you don't look like you are wearing a paper bag. Never buy a shift dress without trying it on first! I learned that lesson the hard way. You want the dress to touch your skin but not be tight. You should be able to feel the fabric on your skin, but the dress should not be stretched in any place to fit. Don't be discouraged if you have to try on a lot of dresses before you find one that fits the right way! Shift dresses can be difficult to size to many different body types.
The shift dress isn't just for skinny women — it looks great on all body types! Mindy Kaling looks flawless in a red shift dress!
Another plus of the shift dress is that it can be styled many different ways. You can pair it with heels or heeled booties for a more sophisticated look or you can pair it with oxford shoes or sandals for a more casual vibe.