Long sleeved shift dresses at Wallis

Long sleeved shift dress styles are a great addition to your Winter Wardrobe. The long sleeved style makes them much warmer than a traditional shift, and they look great with opaque tights and chunky ankle boots or Mary Janes. The shift dress has a 1960s feel, but is also very versatile. Worn with a strappy metallic sandal and a clutch bag, and you have a chic evening look. Add tights, boots and a blazer, and this will work well as workwear. With a chunky knit cardigan and a woolly scarf, this can make a cool winter option. A long sleeved shift dress certainly earns its keep in your wardrobe, and if you can pick one up in the Janaury sales, so much the better.

Celebs work their long sleeved shift dresses

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Wallis has always been a great port of call to find this type of dress, it is one of their style staples and is a design I chose when I did my style challenge with the Fort Shopping Centre (you can find that post here.) This year Wallis has a great range of Long and three quarter sleeved shift styles which come in a range of colours and also in printed varieties. The styles are versatile and also ageless – you only have to look at the pictures above to see that shift dresses can suit everyone, from a 40-something Victoria Beckham, to a 30-something like Michelle Dockery, right through to the barely out of teens Kendall Jenner.

I’ve picked my favourite shifts from the current Wallis collection, I would love to know if you have a fave from my choices, or if this is a look that you ever wear. Some of the designs are now £30 and under, so now is a good time to add a shift to your wardrobe.

Wallis Long Sleeved Shift

 Blue Zip Shoulder Tunic Dress Was £35.00 Now £25.00Click to visit Wallis


Blue Zip Shoulder Tunic Dress Was £35.00 Now £25.00 Click to visit Wallis

Blue And Red Stripe Shift Dress Was £40.00 Now £25.00Click to visit Wallis

Blue And Red Stripe Shift Dress Was £40.00 Now £25.00 Click to visit Wallis

Red Zip Shift Dress Was £40.00 Now £25.00Click to visit Wallis

Red Zip Shift Dress Was £40.00 Now £25.00 Click to visit Wallis

Petite Black Zip Front Shift Dress Price: £35.00 Click to visit Wallis

Petite Black Zip Front Shift Dress Price: £35.00 Click to visit Wallis

Blue Paisley Print Tunic Dress Price: £45.00 Click to visit Wallis

Blue Paisley Print Tunic Dress Price: £45.00 Click to visit Wallis

Blush Floral Tunic Dress Price: £42.00 Click to visit Wallis

Blush Floral Tunic Dress Price: £42.00 Click to visit Wallis

Coral Peplum Shift Dress Price: £35.00 Click to visit Wallis

Coral Peplum Shift Dress Price: £35.00 Click to visit Wallis

Black Panelled Lace Shift Drss Price: £55.00 Click to visit Wallis

Black Panelled Lace Shift Dress Price: £55.00 Click to visit Wallis

Pink Flute Sleeve Dress Price: £45.00 Click to visit Wallis

Pink Flute Sleeve Dress Price: £45.00 Click to visit Wallis

Monochrome Geometric Print Shift Dress £35 Click to visit Wallis

Monochrome Geometric Print Shift Dress £35 Click to visit Wallis

Boden new season dresses – are you a 50s or 60s girl?

Even though the school holidays have only just begun, and most of us seem to be basking in warm sunshine as I write, in fashion terms we are now looking to the new season, with the Autumn lines already beginning to appear in some stores and online. This week the focus turns to Boden, who are welcoming Autumn/Winter 2014 with the introduction of another, very English collection that once again (because I do seem to say this about Boden a lot) seems to be pulling influences from fashion days gone by.

I make no apologies for the fact that, once again, it was the dresses that I was instantly drawn to. I am a dress girl, and Boden always have designs that I love – with sleeves, with knee-length skirts, and in beautiful bright colours.  For the new season, the looks seem to be asking you a fashionable question;- ‘When it comes to your dress look, are you a fan of the 1950s or the 1960s?’

For fifties lovers, there are full skirts, nipped in waists and designs that look like pared down versions of the Dior New Look that so dominated fashion 60 years ago. But if the 196os is more your bag there are dresses that will thrill you, with Pucci style prints, simple shift styles so beloved of Twiggy, and a lovely mixture of jewelled brights and cool patterns.

1950s Influence

Milano Dress WH687 (Was £129.00 ) now £116.10 click to visit Boden

Milano Dress
WH687
(Was £129.00 ) now £116.10 click to visit Boden

Lindsey Ponte Dress WH718 (Was £89.00 ) now £80.10 click to visit Boden

Lindsey Ponte Dress
WH718
(Was £89.00 ) now £80.10 click to visit Boden

Wool Skater Dress BQ030 (Was £139.00 ) now £125.10 click to visit Boden

Wool Skater Dress
BQ030
(Was £139.00 ) now £125.10 click to visit Boden

Marilyn Dress WH722 (Was £89.00 ) now £80.10 click to visit Boden

Marilyn Dress
WH722
(Was £89.00 ) now £80.10 click to visit Boden

Amy Dress WH696 (Was £129.00 ) now £116.10 click to visit Boden

Amy Dress
WH696
(Was £129.00 ) now £116.10 click to visit Boden

1960s Influence

Ottoman Shift WH716 (Was £79.00 ) now £71.10 click to visit Boden

Ottoman Shift
WH716
(Was £79.00 ) now £71.10 click to visit Boden

Retro Tunic Dress WH726 (Was £79.00 ) now £71.10 click to visit Boden

Retro Tunic Dress
WH726
(Was £79.00 ) now £71.10 click to visit Boden

Dartmouth Tunic Dress WH688 (Was £99.00 ) now £89.10 click to visit Boden

Dartmouth Tunic Dress
WH688
(Was £99.00 ) now £89.10 click to visit Boden

Harriet Dress WH697 (Was £149.00 ) now £134.10 click to visit Boden

Harriet Dress
WH697
(Was £149.00 ) now £134.10 click to visit Boden

Yasmin Dress WH741 (Was £99.00 ) now £89.10 click to visit Boden

Yasmin Dress
WH741
(Was £99.00 ) now £89.10 click to visit Boden

Chiswell Shift BQ028 (Was £139.00 ) now £125.10 click to visit Boden

Chiswell Shift
BQ028
(Was £139.00 ) now £125.10 click to visit Boden

Currently Boden is offering 10% off all new in dresses and free delivery and free returns, so now is a good time to dip into the new season.

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Boden – Top Ten Dresses for Every Occasion

I am totally besotted by the latest collection of dresses from Boden. Featuring a mouthwatering palette of colour, and a range of styles to suit all tastes and body shapes, Boden are again showing that when you need a dress for an occasion, they are definitely the shopping destination of choice.

The 60s styling which seems to becoming Boden’s trade mark is still around, with the Wardour dress having that early 1960s silhouette favourited by Doris Day in those Rock Hudson paired comedies like Pillow Talk and Lover Come Back. The zesty yellow of the lace dress is sheer sixties ‘dollybird’ and has been styled as such, think Brigitte Bardot at her sexiness, whilst the white innocence of the Clara dress is pure Marianne Faithfull, before she met Mick Jagger of course.

But this collection is not just for those obsessed with that swinging decade. All the fabulous prints, and jersey stretchiness that you associate with Boden are still there, with the Roseberry dress a perfect transitional piece as we move from the (hopefully) final cold stretch into early spring. And, if you are planning a holiday in the sin, make sure you add the casual jersey dress to your shopping list. I’m thinking tan sandals and a straw hat and you will be sunshine ready!

Boden – My Top Ten

Rosebery Dress WH519 £89.00 click to visit Boden

Wardour Dress WH472 £99.00 click to visit Boden

Adelaide Dress WH514 £49.00 click to visit Boden

Casual Jersey Dress WH492 £45.00 click to visit Boden

Knot Detail Dress WH419 £129.00 click to visit Boden

Necklace Dress WH506 £59.00 click to visit Boden

Selina Dress WH449 (Was £129.00 ) now £114.81 click to visit Boden

Beautiful Bow Dress WH459 (Was £89.00 ) now £79.21 click to visit Boden

Clara Dress WH446 (Was £139.00 ) now £123.71 click to visit Boden

Lace Dress WH436 (Was £169.00 ) now £150.41 click to visit Boden

Boden Offer

Offer: 20% off at Boden plus free delivery & free returns 
Code: DMAF
Live: Sunday 24th March 2013
Expires:Midnight Wednesday 27th March 2013

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