The shift dress is a true classic. Its fashion highpoints were in the 30s and 60s. The shift dress, also called tube dress, is one of the more sophisticated items of clothing a woman can own. It is renowned for being charming, suitable for business outfits and exuding timeless elegance. In the 50s and 60s, the dress became famous thanks to Jacqueline Kennedy and Audrey Hepburn. Back then, it was often combined with gloves and a pearl necklace.
The shift dress has a collarless neck, usually styled horizontally. It is either sleeveless or has very short sleeves, and it is knee-long. However, at the beginning of the 70s, mini dresses and hot pants came into fashion, and thus the shift dress also became a little shorter. Thanks to its plain design, it appears especially elegant and classy. That is why the shift dress is a popular choice for an evening outtfit or cocktail party. Today, for example the American First Lady Michelle Obama or Victoria Beckham like to wear this type of dress. Warehouse and Dorothy Perkins offer a great range of shift dresses.