M&Co are celebrating the shift dress this Spring

The shift dress is a design classic, an item of clothing that never dates and certainly never goes out of fashion. It first gained fame in the 1950s and 60s, when shift designs by Norman Norell, Lily Pulitzer and of course Givenchy, were worn by Audrey Hepburn, Jackie Kennedy and Jean Shrimpton. The simple design and clean lines of the shift made it a design that still remained vibrant and important even as the 1960s began to swing – the hemlines were just raised a little.

The design gained shoulder pads in the 1980s, and then worked with the minimalistic style of the 1990s, being the last fashion favourite of Diana, Princess of Wales. In face, the shift dress was the fashion item of the 1990s, being worn by Posh Spice aka Victoria Beckham in the Spice Girls Wannabe video, and it was also a favourite of Kate Moss and the late Carolyn Bessette Kennedy.

And it shows no signs of going anywhere soon. No modern-day fashionista worth her salt would be without this wardrobe classic. Mollie King, Amal Clooney, Victoria Beckham and Kate Moss have all been seen wearing the style staple to great effect. Whether it be in the guise of a little black dress, a pretty floral shift, or a bright, colour block number, the shift is perfect for so many occasions, and looks great whether teamed with flat sandals, stiletto heels or chunky heeled boots. High Street favourite M&Co have a gorgeous range of shift dresses this season, so if you are thinking of adding one to your wardrobe, this would be a great place to take a look.

 

Classic Shift Dresses

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Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffanys

 

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Jackie Kennedy in Lily Pulitzer

 

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Jean Shrimpton

 

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Princess Diana wore a lot of shift dresses in 1996/97

 

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Posh Spice

 

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Kate Moss and Johnny Depp when they were the most gorgeous couple in the world

 

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John Junior and Carolyn Bessette Kennedy

 

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Amal and George Clooney

 

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Mollie King

 

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Modern day Mrs Beckham still loves a shift dress.

 

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Kerry Washington

 

Shift Dresses at M&Co

So Jackie Kennedy…

Jacquard shift dress Details http://www.mandco.com/jacquard-shift-dress-yellow/121369500600008.html Product Number: 121369500600008 Colour: YELLOW £45.00 click to visit M&Co

Jacquard shift dress
£45.00

Floral print shift dress Details http://www.mandco.com/floral-print-shift-dress-white/121430600300008.html Product Number: 121430600300008 Colour: WHITE £39.00 click to visit M&Co

Floral print shift dress
£39.00

V neck shift dress Details http://www.mandco.com/v-neck-shift-dress-yellow/121370900600008.html Product Number: 121370900600008 Colour: YELLOW £35.00 click to visit M&Co

V neck shift dress
£35.00

Floral print shift dress £35.00 click to visit M&Co

Floral print shift dress
£35.00

Embellished floral shift dress £45.00 click to visit M&Co

Embellished floral shift dress
£45.00

Diamond print shift dress £39.00 click to visit M&Co

Diamond print shift dress
£39.00

Check print shift dress £39.00 click to visit M&Co

Check print shift dress
£39.00

Textured shift dress £22.40 Was £32.00 click to visit M&Co

Textured shift dress
£22.40 Was £32.00

Guipure lace shift dress £85.00 click to visit M&Co

Guipure lace shift dress
£85.00

Floral jacquard shift dress £75.00 click to visit M&Co

Floral jacquard shift dress
£75.00

To view all the M&Co dresses, click here.

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9 thoughts on “M&Co are celebrating the shift dress this Spring

    • Floral is just the perfect choice when the sun is shining. Thanks for commenting.x

    • Think we all love a nice shift dress, especially in summer. Thanks for commenting.xx

  1. I absolutely adore shift dresses. The structured shape and lines fit my style and my personality. I would never have known about this otherwise so thanks. Great post!

    Lucy

    • They are so easy to wear and such a classic shape aren’t they – I love them too.x

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