This Season's Chic Dress Shape? Classic, Ladylike Shifts
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A throwback to '60s style, the shift dress has come a long way since the days of Andre Courreges and Mary Quant. The feminine frock still channels a retro feel while looking decidedly modern in slick leather, electric colors, or graphic snakeskin. Thanks to its understated, minimal, mod silhouette, it's a go-to for stars like Olivia Palermo and Julianne Hough. Click through to see some of our favorite celebrity and runway versions, and shop a few of our favorites too.
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Karen Walker S/S 13
Stellar Dress Spot Damask ($495)
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Alice + Olivia Dot Sleeveless Shift Dress ($396)
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Gucci Python-Jacquard Mini Dress ($2250)
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Giambattista Valli Leopard Colorblock Dress ($1845)
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Michael Kors S/S 13
Optic White/Midnight/Crimson DF Wool Geometric A-Line Dress ($1895) and Navy/Crimson Leather Middleton East/West Flap Bag ($1295, similar style available here)
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Zara Geometric Combination Shift Dress ($60)
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Louis Vuitton S/S 13
Grey And White Damier Mini Dress ($2790)
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Marc by Marc Jacobs Stacy Large Check Dress ($460)
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MSGM Floral Stripe Print Dress ($435)
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Calvin Klein Collection Nick Tunic ($1050).
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Steven Alan Bianca Dress ($258)
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Stella McCartney Satin Cleo Dress ($1390).
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Tibi Alina Geo Jersey Dress ($325)
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Alberta Ferretti dress.
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Diane von Furstenberg Kadijah Ponte Shift Dress ($345)
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Vintage Norman Norell dress; MCM bag.