After all the shoulder-baring tops and dresses I’ve been wearing this summer it almost feels strange to be wearing something with so much coverage. Yet, here I am in a bold-hued shift dress – no bare shoulders in sight – and loving it. Truth is, there’s nothing easier to wear than this particular silhouette. It’s classically chic and endlessly versatile, which makes it a wardrobe workhorse. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve reached for this dress this summer. I’ve worn it from day to night and every time I do I’m surprised by how many people stop me to tell me they love my dress. The bold blue color – an instant mood elevator – is one of my favorites and the cotton knit fabric and fringed pockets and sleeves bump up this beauty’s style quotient into the perfect department. I wish I could tell you it’s still available but I purchased it this past spring at a Sara Campbell boutique in Naples, Florida. Not to worry, though, because there are shift dresses galore out there right now and I’m sharing four of my favorites below.
My Outfit Details:
Sara Campbell Dress ( also love this one and this one)
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It’s the color of that dress, Mary that is so incredible—especially on you!!
Shift dresses are my absolute favorite! So comfy! I love yours! The color is so pretty and I like the pockets.
Lovely dress in a great color!
That’s a gorgeous dress Mary. Love it paired with those Valentinos, although it will go great with heels too. I love your street photos! xx
You look so beautiful in bold colors! Love that dress on you, and thanks for the great roundup of alternative shifts! The fringe option is so fun.
LOVE this gorgeous blue on you Mary! I couldnt agree more about a shift dress, so comfortable and fun to wear. Love the front pockets.
thank you for linking!
Thanks, Jess! The comfort factor is probably what I love most about a shift dress. Always a godsend when you’ve eaten too much :)
Beautiful dresses! I love the blue one you’re styling, Mary!
Thanks so much, Adi! Have a great weekend!
Chic dress indeed, I love how simple yet elegant it looks. Really looks good on you! Also, cute shoes.
Jessica | notjessfashion.com
Thank you! Have a wonderful weekend!
I love the color and the fabric of the dress. You look great
Thank you, Nistha!
I love a good shift dress! That shade of blue is so pretty on you! Love the pockets!
Doused in Pink
Thanks so much, Jill!
I LOVE that dress! The colour is so soft and gorgeous. I’m actually talking about my new shift dress on the blog today!
Thanks so much for linking up with the Fabulous Friday link-up this week :)
Suzy Turner at Yogadocious
(this week’s co-host)
Thanks, Suzy! And you do look fabulous in your shift dress! Loved it!