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.
Stellar Dress Spot Damask ($495)
Alice + Olivia Dot Sleeveless Shift Dress ($396)
Gucci Python-Jacquard Mini Dress ($2250)
Giambattista Valli Leopard Colorblock Dress ($1845)
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)
Zara Geometric Combination Shift Dress ($60)
Grey And White Damier Mini Dress ($2790)
Marc by Marc Jacobs Stacy Large Check Dress ($460)
MSGM Floral Stripe Print Dress ($435)
Calvin Klein Collection Nick Tunic ($1050).
Steven Alan Bianca Dress ($258)
Stella McCartney Satin Cleo Dress ($1390).
Tibi Alina Geo Jersey Dress ($325)
Alberta Ferretti dress.
Diane von Furstenberg Kadijah Ponte Shift Dress ($345)
Vintage Norman Norell dress; MCM bag.