Along with a leather jacket and a pair of vintage jeans, one staple every woman should have in her closet is the shift dress. A timeless classic, the silhouette is universally flattering, and it has stood the test of time.
But how do you wear the style to make it look modern? We looked to some of our favorite fashion It girls to see how it's done, and ultimately, it comes down to the styling. If you opt for a preppy floral dress, toughen it up with a pair of sneakers. Wearing a sleeveless version? Throw a T-shirt underneath to make it edgier.
Want to see the 2017 way to style a classic shift dress like Miroslava Duma, Imaan Hammam, and Giovanna Battaglia? Scroll down to get inspired, and shop our favorite picks to get the look.