This Season's Chic Dress Shape? Classic, Ladylike Shifts

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 colours, 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 favourite celebrity and runway versions, and shop a few of our favourites too.