Shift Dress and Jacket Outfits

Buying a classic shift dress and matching jacket will always be a timeless investment. Its vintage appeal will serve well on many occasions from formal events, weddings and garden parties to a fun day at the races. Whatever the occasion a simple shift dress can speak volumes with its classic appeal and chic tailoring. When it comes to special event dressing classic shift dresses offer understated elegance.

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Shift Dresses & Jacquard Occasionwear

Victoria by Victoria Beckham Tuck shoulder shift dress
Victoria by Victoria Beckham Tuck shoulder shift dress
House of Fraser

£615.00

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Max Mara Studio Gioia shift dress with ruffle detail
Max Mara Studio Gioia shift dress with ruffle detail
House of Fraser

£380.00

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Max Mara Weekend Agiate maxi shift dress with waist tie
Max Mara Weekend Agiate maxi shift dress with waist tie
House of Fraser

was: £510.00

£357.00

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Max Mara Studio Destino v neck shift dress
Max Mara Studio Destino v neck shift dress
House of Fraser

£320.00

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Max Mara Weekend Tasso tie waist floral shift dress
Max Mara Weekend Tasso tie waist floral shift dress
House of Fraser

was: £455.00

£319.00

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Joseph Ribkoff Cobalt Blue Shift Dress With Rosette On Shoulder
Joseph Ribkoff Cobalt Blue Shift Dress With Rosette On Shoulder
Chesca

£300.00

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Iblues Bedford Shift Dress
Iblues Bedford Shift Dress
House of Fraser

£260.00

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Embroidered Sequin Shift Dress
Embroidered Sequin Shift Dress
Ted Baker

£249.00

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Adrianna Papell AP Bead Shift Dress Ld93
Adrianna Papell AP Bead Shift Dress Ld93
House of Fraser

£245.00

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Joseph Ribkoff Black/White Sleeveless Shift Dress
Joseph Ribkoff Black/White Sleeveless Shift Dress
Chesca

£240.00

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Godske Chiffon overlay shift dress
Godske Chiffon overlay shift dress
Navabi

£212.00

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Marella Painted Shift Dress
Marella Painted Shift Dress
House of Fraser

£205.00

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Phase Eight Harlow Sequin Lace Dress, Pink, Shift, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight Harlow Sequin Lace Dress, Pink, Shift, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight

£199.00

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Calaluna Taupe Tiered Shift Dress
Calaluna Taupe Tiered Shift Dress
Chesca

£199.00

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Max Mara Weekend Zurigo short sleeve shift dress
Max Mara Weekend Zurigo short sleeve shift dress
House of Fraser

was: £260.00

£182.00

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Iblues Vargas printed shift dress
Iblues Vargas printed shift dress
House of Fraser

£180.00

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navabi Long sleeve shift dress
navabi Long sleeve shift dress
Navabi

£175.00

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Michaela Louisa Capped Sleeve Shift Dress and Jacket 20 Blue
Michaela Louisa Capped Sleeve Shift Dress and Jacket 20 Blue
Amazon

£168.00

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Gerry Weber Lilac/Pink Paisley Shift Dress
Gerry Weber Lilac/Pink Paisley Shift Dress
Chesca

£165.00

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Gerry Weber Lilac Layered Shift Dress
Gerry Weber Lilac Layered Shift Dress
Chesca

£165.00

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Escada Long sleeve embellished shift dress
Escada Long sleeve embellished shift dress
House of Fraser

was: £315.00

£157.00

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Eliza J Eliza Lace Shift Dress Womens
Eliza J Eliza Lace Shift Dress Womens
House of Fraser

£155.00

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Max Mara Weekend Arpa short sleeve shift dress
Max Mara Weekend Arpa short sleeve shift dress
House of Fraser

was: £215.00

£151.00

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Marella Genzana shift dress
Marella Genzana shift dress
House of Fraser

was: £215.00

£151.00

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Phase Eight Henrika Embellished Shift Dress, Multicoloured, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight Henrika Embellished Shift Dress, Multicoloured, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight

£150.00

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GERRY WEBER Large yellow flower shift dress
GERRY WEBER Large yellow flower shift dress
Chesca

£150.00

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Eliza J Eliza 2 Piece Shift Dress Womens
Eliza J Eliza 2 Piece Shift Dress Womens
House of Fraser

£150.00

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Cut Out Fluted Shift Dress
Cut Out Fluted Shift Dress
Ted Baker

£149.00

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Adrianna Papell Embellished shift dress with mesh sleeves
Adrianna Papell Embellished shift dress with mesh sleeves
House of Fraser

was: £210.00

£147.00

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Phase Eight Floris Embroidered Shift Dress, Blue, Shift, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight Floris Embroidered Shift Dress, Blue, Shift, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight

£140.00

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Phase Eight Floris Embroidered Dress, Blue, Shift, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight Floris Embroidered Dress, Blue, Shift, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight

£140.00

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Phase Eight Nessa Embroidered Dress, Pink, Shift, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight Nessa Embroidered Dress, Pink, Shift, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight

£140.00

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Studio 8 Farina Sequin Fringe Dress, Black, Shift, Occasion Dress
Studio 8 Farina Sequin Fringe Dress, Black, Shift, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight

£140.00

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Tadashi Shoji Cap sleeved v neck lace shift dress
Tadashi Shoji Cap sleeved v neck lace shift dress
House of Fraser

was: £400.00

£140.00

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Adrianna Papell three quarter Sleeve Embellished Shift Dress
Adrianna Papell three quarter Sleeve Embellished Shift Dress
House of Fraser

was: £280.00

£140.00

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A-line Cheetah Chic Shift Dress
A-line Cheetah Chic Shift Dress
Ted Baker

£139.00

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Phase Eight Lizzy Embroidered Dress, Blue, Shift, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight Lizzy Embroidered Dress, Blue, Shift, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight

£135.00

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Iblues Gaff shift dress
Iblues Gaff shift dress
House of Fraser

£135.00

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Adrianna Papell Garden Boarder Shift Dress
Adrianna Papell Garden Boarder Shift Dress
House of Fraser

£135.00

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annalisa Shift dress
annalisa Shift dress
Navabi

£131.00

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Sophia Wool Shift Dress Red Women Boden, Red
Sophia Wool Shift Dress Red Women Boden, Red
Boden

£130.00

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Sophia Wool Shift Dress Navy Women Boden, Navy
Sophia Wool Shift Dress Navy Women Boden, Navy
Boden

£130.00

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Studio 8 Gia Sequin Dress, Green, Shift, Occasion Dress
Studio 8 Gia Sequin Dress, Green, Shift, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight

£130.00

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Joan Shift Dress Poppy Red
Joan Shift Dress Poppy Red
Hobbs Ltd

was: £159.00

£127.20

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Gerry Weber Poppy-print Shift Dress
Gerry Weber Poppy-print Shift Dress
Chesca

£125.00

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Ted Baker Marrta Embroidered Sequin Shift Dress
Ted Baker Marrta Embroidered Sequin Shift Dress
House of Fraser

was: £249.00

£124.00

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Marina Long sleeve V neck shift dress
Marina Long sleeve V neck shift dress
House of Fraser

£120.00

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Adrianna Papell Serene Garden Velvet Shift Dress
Adrianna Papell Serene Garden Velvet Shift Dress
House of Fraser

£120.00

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Karen Millen Pinspot Sleeved Shift Dress, Black
Karen Millen Pinspot Sleeved Shift Dress, Black
Karen Millen

was: £159.00

£119.25

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Penelope Wool Check Shift Dress Pink Lime Green
Penelope Wool Check Shift Dress Pink Lime Green
Hobbs Ltd

was: £149.00

£119.20

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Margot Wool Check Shift Dress Pink Navy
Margot Wool Check Shift Dress Pink Navy
Hobbs Ltd

was: £149.00

£119.20

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Nicola Wool Check Shift Dress Orange Camel
Nicola Wool Check Shift Dress Orange Camel
Hobbs Ltd

was: £149.00

£119.20

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Petite Margot Wool Check Shift Dress Pink Navy
Petite Margot Wool Check Shift Dress Pink Navy
Hobbs Ltd

was: £149.00

£119.20

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Petite Nicola Wool Check Shift Dress Orange Camel
Petite Nicola Wool Check Shift Dress Orange Camel
Hobbs Ltd

was: £149.00

£119.20

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Sequin Shift Dress
Sequin Shift Dress
Whistles

was: £149.00

£119.20

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Cupro shift midi dress
Cupro shift midi dress
Selfridges

£119.00

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LF Markey tuesday embroidered shift midi dress in white
LF Markey tuesday embroidered shift midi dress in white
ASOS

£115.50

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Emme Kuens long sleeve layered shift dress
Emme Kuens long sleeve layered shift dress
House of Fraser

£115.00

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Emme Bamby round neck shift dress
Emme Bamby round neck shift dress
House of Fraser

£115.00

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Eliza J Women's Mandarin Collar Shift Dress, Navy/Pansy, 8
Eliza J Women's Mandarin Collar Shift Dress, Navy/Pansy, 8
Amazon

£114.21

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Sabrina Shift Dress Black
Sabrina Shift Dress Black
Hobbs Ltd

was: £139.00

£111.20

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Jolie Shift Dress Black
Jolie Shift Dress Black
Hobbs Ltd

was: £139.00

£111.20

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Doris Streich Stud embellished shift dress
Doris Streich Stud embellished shift dress
Navabi

£111.00

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Monsoon Donatella Embellished Shift Dress - Black
Monsoon Donatella Embellished Shift Dress - Black
very.co.uk

£110.00

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Betty Barclay Tailored shift dress
Betty Barclay Tailored shift dress
House of Fraser

£110.00

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Betty Barclay Sleeveless Shift Dress
Betty Barclay Sleeveless Shift Dress
House of Fraser

£110.00

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Eliza J Women's Floral Bell Sleeve Shift Dress, Navy, 12
Eliza J Women's Floral Bell Sleeve Shift Dress, Navy, 12
Amazon

£109.74

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Coast Sleeveless Bow Front Shift Dress, Pink
Coast Sleeveless Bow Front Shift Dress, Pink
Coast

was: £179.00

£107.40

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Phase Eight Trinity Corded Lace Dress, Pink, Shift, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight Trinity Corded Lace Dress, Pink, Shift, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight

was: £150.00

£105.00

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Gill Embellished Shift Dress Pale Blue
Gill Embellished Shift Dress Pale Blue
Hobbs Ltd

was: £189.00

£103.20

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ASOS EDITION sleeveless midi shift dress in linear sequin-Silver
ASOS EDITION sleeveless midi shift dress in linear sequin-Silver
ASOS

£102.00

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Ted Baker Millaa Florence Shift Dress
Ted Baker Millaa Florence Shift Dress
House of Fraser

was: £169.00

£101.00

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Phase Eight Lizzy Embroidered Dress, Red, Shift, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight Lizzy Embroidered Dress, Red, Shift, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight

was: £140.00

£99.00

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Gina Bacconi Poppy Print Shift Dress
Gina Bacconi Poppy Print Shift Dress
Chesca

£99.00

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Eugen Klein Green Leaf Print Side Tie Shift Dress
Eugen Klein Green Leaf Print Side Tie Shift Dress
Chesca

£99.00

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Studio 8 Bella Printed Dress, Multicoloured, Shift, Occasion Dress
Studio 8 Bella Printed Dress, Multicoloured, Shift, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight

was: £140.00

£98.00

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Eliza J Velvet sequin shift dress
Eliza J Velvet sequin shift dress
House of Fraser

was: £140.00

£98.00

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Betty Barclay Floral Print Shift Dress
Betty Barclay Floral Print Shift Dress
House of Fraser

was: £140.00

£98.00

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Adrianna Papell Beaded shift dress
Adrianna Papell Beaded shift dress
House of Fraser

was: £240.00

£96.00

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Eliza J Women's Ruffle Shift Dress, Blue, 8
Eliza J Women's Ruffle Shift Dress, Blue, 8
Amazon

£95.76

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Reiss Addison - Belted Shift Dress in Navy, Womens
Reiss Addison - Belted Shift Dress in Navy, Womens
Reiss

was: £195.00

£95.00

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Reiss Saskia - Printed Shift Dress in Blue, Womens
Reiss Saskia - Printed Shift Dress in Blue, Womens
Reiss

was: £195.00

£95.00

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Gant Striped Shift Dress
Gant Striped Shift Dress
House of Fraser

£95.00

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Ree Crepe Back Satin Shift Dress - black
Ree Crepe Back Satin Shift Dress - black
French Connection UK

£95.00

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Eliza J Women's Patterned Bell Sleeve Shift Dress, Pink, 12
Eliza J Women's Patterned Bell Sleeve Shift Dress, Pink, 12
Amazon

£93.66

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annalisa Checked shift dress
annalisa Checked shift dress
Navabi

£92.00

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annalisa Checked shift dress
annalisa Checked shift dress
Navabi

£92.00

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Adrianna Papell Beaded blouson shift dress
Adrianna Papell Beaded blouson shift dress
House of Fraser

was: £230.00

£92.00

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Betty Barclay Printed Shift Dress
Betty Barclay Printed Shift Dress
House of Fraser

was: £115.00

£92.00

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Studio 8 Aimee Printed Dress, Blue, Shift, Occasion Dress
Studio 8 Aimee Printed Dress, Blue, Shift, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight

was: £130.00

£91.00

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Carolina Cavour Viscose Shift Dress W Bow Detail
Carolina Cavour Viscose Shift Dress W Bow Detail
House of Fraser

£90.00

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Betty Barclay Floral print shift dress
Betty Barclay Floral print shift dress
House of Fraser

£90.00

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Karen Millen Flare Sleeved Shift Dress, Black
Karen Millen Flare Sleeved Shift Dress, Black
Karen Millen

was: £119.00

£89.25

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Karen Millen Flare Sleeved Shift Dress, Yellow
Karen Millen Flare Sleeved Shift Dress, Yellow
Karen Millen

was: £119.00

£89.25

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Phase Eight Nisha Sparkle Shift Dress, Black, Swing
Phase Eight Nisha Sparkle Shift Dress, Black, Swing
Phase Eight

was: £120.00

£89.00

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Ted Baker Haleat Dobby Ruffle Shift Dress
Ted Baker Haleat Dobby Ruffle Shift Dress
House of Fraser

was: £179.00

£89.00

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Ted Baker Striped Ottoman Shift Dress
Ted Baker Striped Ottoman Shift Dress
House of Fraser

was: £179.00

£89.00

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Winser London Miracle Shift Dress
Winser London Miracle Shift Dress
House of Fraser

was: £139.00

£89.00

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Adrianna Papell Embellished blouson shift dress
Adrianna Papell Embellished blouson shift dress
House of Fraser

was: £220.00

£88.00

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Bess Shift Dress Black Women Boden, Black
Bess Shift Dress Black Women Boden, Black
Boden

£85.00

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Ingrid Jacquard Shift Dress Blue Women Boden, Blue
Ingrid Jacquard Shift Dress Blue Women Boden, Blue
Boden

£85.00

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Ingrid Jacquard Shift Dress Black Women Boden, Black
Ingrid Jacquard Shift Dress Black Women Boden, Black
Boden

£85.00

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Ingrid Jacquard Shift Dress Brown Women Boden, Red
Ingrid Jacquard Shift Dress Brown Women Boden, Red
Boden

£85.00

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Bess Shift Dress Navy Women Boden, Navy
Bess Shift Dress Navy Women Boden, Navy
Boden

£85.00

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Reiss Cora - Bell Sleeve Shift Dress in Ivory, Womens
Reiss Cora - Bell Sleeve Shift Dress in Ivory, Womens
Reiss

was: £175.00

£85.00

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James Lakeland Printed Shift Dress
James Lakeland Printed Shift Dress
House of Fraser

£85.00

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Whistles Spot Tie Back Shift Dress
Whistles Spot Tie Back Shift Dress
House of Fraser

was: £149.00

£85.00

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Damsel in a Dress Jovie Shift Dress, White
Damsel in a Dress Jovie Shift Dress, White
Phase Eight

was: £169.00

£84.00

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Oui Shift Dress Ladies
Oui Shift Dress Ladies
House of Fraser

was: £119.00

£84.00

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Betty Barclay Floral Shift Dress
Betty Barclay Floral Shift Dress
House of Fraser

was: £140.00

£84.00

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Gina Bacconi Savera Stripe Shift Dress
Gina Bacconi Savera Stripe Shift Dress
House of Fraser

was: £120.00

£84.00

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Phase Eight Frances Lace Dress, Cream, Shift, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight Frances Lace Dress, Cream, Shift, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight

was: £169.00

£80.00

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Monsoon Monsoon Jane Velvet Star Organza Shift Dress
Monsoon Monsoon Jane Velvet Star Organza Shift Dress
very.co.uk

£80.00

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Reiss Dara - Leaf Printed Shift Dress in Blue, Womens
Reiss Dara - Leaf Printed Shift Dress in Blue, Womens
Reiss

was: £165.00

£80.00

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Carolina Cavour Print Chiffon Shift Dress W Bow Detail
Carolina Cavour Print Chiffon Shift Dress W Bow Detail
House of Fraser

£80.00

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Jill Jill Stuart Bell Sleeve Shift Dress
Jill Jill Stuart Bell Sleeve Shift Dress
House of Fraser

was: £275.00

£80.00

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Astraea Floral Shift Dress Navy Ivory
Astraea Floral Shift Dress Navy Ivory
Hobbs Ltd

was: £169.00

£79.20

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Frida V Neck Shift Dress Ivory
Frida V Neck Shift Dress Ivory
Hobbs Ltd

was: £189.00

£79.20

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Moira Floral Shift Dress Spring Grn Blsh
Moira Floral Shift Dress Spring Grn Blsh
Hobbs Ltd

was: £149.00

£79.20

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Tahari Ruched Stretch Satin Shift Dress
Tahari Ruched Stretch Satin Shift Dress
House of Fraser

was: £176.00

£79.00

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Dress and Matching Jacket Outfits

Julianna Floral Satin Bias Cut Midi Dress
Julianna Floral Satin Bias Cut Midi Dress
Roman Originals

£48.00

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Moira Floral Shift Dress Spring Grn Blsh
Moira Floral Shift Dress Spring Grn Blsh
Hobbs Ltd

was: £149.00

£79.20

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Moira Printed Dress Black Ivory
Moira Printed Dress Black Ivory
Hobbs Ltd

was: £149.00

£119.20

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Floral Contrast Tapework Dress
Floral Contrast Tapework Dress
Roman Originals

was: £65.00

£35.00

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Floral Contrast Tapework Dress
Floral Contrast Tapework Dress
Roman Originals

was: £65.00

£35.00

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Jacquard Rose Gown Dress
Jacquard Rose Gown Dress
Roman Originals

was: £80.00

£39.95

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Julianna Spot Print Bias Cut Midi Dress
Julianna Spot Print Bias Cut Midi Dress
Roman Originals

£48.00

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Julianna Abstract Shift Dress
Julianna Abstract Shift Dress
Roman Originals

was: £48.00

£29.95

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Julianna Floral Print Dress
Julianna Floral Print Dress
Roman Originals

was: £48.00

£35.00

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Floral Print Sweetheart Scuba Dress
Floral Print Sweetheart Scuba Dress
Roman Originals

was: £48.00

£43.20

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Julianna Floral Print Bias Cut Midi Dress
Julianna Floral Print Bias Cut Midi Dress
Roman Originals

£48.00

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Gill Embellished Shift Dress Pale Blue
Gill Embellished Shift Dress Pale Blue
Hobbs Ltd

was: £189.00

£103.20

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Elora Lace Shift Dress Cobalt
Elora Lace Shift Dress Cobalt
Hobbs Ltd

was: £169.00

£71.20

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Carly Floral Midi Dress Peony Pink
Carly Floral Midi Dress Peony Pink
Hobbs Ltd

was: £169.00

£87.20

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Phase Eight Evena Embroidered Fitted Dress, Neutral, Fitted
Phase Eight Evena Embroidered Fitted Dress, Neutral, Fitted
Phase Eight

was: £160.00

£48.00

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Carly Floral Midi Dress Black Pink
Carly Floral Midi Dress Black Pink
Hobbs Ltd

was: £169.00

£79.20

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Amina Floral Twist Neck Dress Merlot Multi
Amina Floral Twist Neck Dress Merlot Multi
Hobbs Ltd

was: £169.00

£135.20

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Phase Eight Mariposa Floral Lace Bodice Dress, Pink, Fitted, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight Mariposa Floral Lace Bodice Dress, Pink, Fitted, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight

£160.00

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Phase Eight Aletta Lace Fitted Dress, Neutral, Fitted
Phase Eight Aletta Lace Fitted Dress, Neutral, Fitted
Phase Eight

was: £160.00

£80.00

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Phase Eight Loanne Bow Detail Dress, Pink, Fitted
Phase Eight Loanne Bow Detail Dress, Pink, Fitted
Phase Eight

was: £140.00

£99.00

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Phase Eight Amanda Floral Scuba Dress, Blue, Fitted, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight Amanda Floral Scuba Dress, Blue, Fitted, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight

was: £110.00

£55.00

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Phase Eight Nessa Embroidered Dress, Purple, Shift
Phase Eight Nessa Embroidered Dress, Purple, Shift
Phase Eight

was: £140.00

£99.00

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Phase Eight Kyra Lace Fitted Dress, Pink, Fitted, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight Kyra Lace Fitted Dress, Pink, Fitted, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight

£140.00

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Alice Dress Navy Ivory
Alice Dress Navy Ivory
Hobbs Ltd

was: £149.00

£55.20

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Julianna Floral Print Knee Length Shift Dress
Julianna Floral Print Knee Length Shift Dress
Roman Originals

£48.00

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Julianna Floral Print Bias Cut Midi Dress
Julianna Floral Print Bias Cut Midi Dress
Roman Originals

£48.00

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Julianna Floral Print Shift Dress
Julianna Floral Print Shift Dress
Roman Originals

was: £48.00

£40.00

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Floral Overlay Chiffon Dress
Floral Overlay Chiffon Dress
Roman Originals

was: £48.00

£20.00

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Floral Printed Jacquard Midi Dress
Floral Printed Jacquard Midi Dress
Roman Originals

was: £80.00

£54.40

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Juiana Fit & Flare Side Ruffle Dress
Juiana Fit & Flare Side Ruffle Dress
Roman Originals

was: £48.00

£29.95

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Dresses and Matching Coats

Paired with a matching jacket or frock coat and you have the ultimate wedding ensemble. The simple structure speaks volumes in the style stakes. The figure-flattering design suits most shapes and is a popular choice for a Mother of the Bride outfit, Mother of the Groom and Grandmother of the Bride too.

Plus Size Shift Dresses

Plus size clothing at Chesca and Navabi includes body-defining shift dresses to suit all shapes. New-season designer dresses can be found from Betty Barclay, Apanage, Tahari, Gina Bacconi and Vera Mont. Softly textured pale pink crepe lace front dresses, cotton-rich, smooth firm stretch jersey styles too. Flattering finishes include princess seaming, wide boat and round necks plus clever waist panelling to streamline the silhouette.

Sleeveless Occasion Shift Dresses

Classic sleeveless shift dresses in vibrant florals and dainty prints are at the ready. Slip-on styles come in gorgeous stretch fabrics and fluid silk wool. Make an entrance in a poppy print dress in red, navy and ivory. Coordinate with a tailored jacket, heels and clutch for smart occasions.

Formal Day Dresses

Jacques Vert,  Gina Bacconi. Kaliko, Coast and Phase Eight collections include these and many more classic styles ideal for formal affairs. Designer brands at John Lewis, as well as luxury stores such as L.K. Bennett, Fenn Wright Manson and Hobbs, are also great for formal day dresses too.

The shift dress and jacket is a good combination for petite ladies, especially in a block colour. The one-colour theme cleverly adds height and flatters the petite frame. Stores such as Precis Petite, CC Fashion and Minuet Petite have a fabulous collection including a variety of prints, shimmer fabrics and two-piece outfits.