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

Arlene abstract-pattern satin maxi shift dress
Arlene abstract-pattern satin maxi shift dress
Selfridges

was: £1,130.00

£791.00

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Zadar pleated woven midi shift dress
Zadar pleated woven midi shift dress
Selfridges

£735.00

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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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Sleeveless silk midi shift dress
Sleeveless silk midi shift dress
Selfridges

was: £715.00

£500.50

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Carrol silk shift dress
Carrol silk shift dress
Selfridges

was: £595.00

£416.00

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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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Gina Bacconi Liori Embroidered Shift Dress, Navy
Gina Bacconi Liori Embroidered Shift Dress, Navy
John Lewis & Partners

£330.00

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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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Gina Bacconi Loreena Embroidered Shift Dress, Coral
Gina Bacconi Loreena Embroidered Shift Dress, Coral
John Lewis & Partners

£299.00

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Helen McAlinden Louise Geometric Shift Midi Dress, Multi
Helen McAlinden Louise Geometric Shift Midi Dress, Multi
John Lewis & Partners

£285.00

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Sallie Sahne Shift dress
Sallie Sahne Shift dress
Navabi

£263.00

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Gina Bacconi Coletta Embroidered Shift Dress, Beige/Pink
Gina Bacconi Coletta Embroidered Shift Dress, Beige/Pink
John Lewis & Partners

£260.00

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Iblues Bedford Shift Dress
Iblues Bedford Shift Dress
House of Fraser

£260.00

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Frank Lyman Long Sleeve Red Animal Print Shift Dress 18 UK Red Multi
Frank Lyman Long Sleeve Red Animal Print Shift Dress 18 UK Red Multi
Amazon

£255.00

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L.K.Bennett Enid Scallop Edge Shift Dress, Geranium
L.K.Bennett Enid Scallop Edge Shift Dress, Geranium
John Lewis & Partners

£250.00

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L.K.Bennett Sidney Tweed Shift Dress, Blue
L.K.Bennett Sidney Tweed Shift Dress, Blue
John Lewis & Partners

£250.00

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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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Helen McAlinden Sarah Shift Dress
Helen McAlinden Sarah Shift Dress
John Lewis & Partners

£234.00

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Helen McAlinden Sarah Shift Dress
Helen McAlinden Sarah Shift Dress
John Lewis & Partners

£234.00

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navabi Floral print jacquard shift dress
navabi Floral print jacquard shift dress
Navabi

£230.00

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navabi Silver and white shift dress
navabi Silver and white shift dress
Navabi

£230.00

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navabi Jacquard shift dress
navabi Jacquard shift dress
Navabi

£230.00

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Joseph Ribkoff Black & Paisley Print Sleevelss Shift Dress Style 163685
Joseph Ribkoff Black & Paisley Print Sleevelss Shift Dress Style 163685
Amazon

£227.96

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L.K.Bennett Isla Crepe Shift Dress
L.K.Bennett Isla Crepe Shift Dress
John Lewis & Partners

£225.00

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L.K.Bennett Elina Belted Shift Dress, Raspberry
L.K.Bennett Elina Belted Shift Dress, Raspberry
John Lewis & Partners

£225.00

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L.K.Bennett Isla Crepe Shift Dress
L.K.Bennett Isla Crepe Shift Dress
John Lewis & Partners

£225.00

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L.K.Bennett Rebecca Crepe Shift Dress, Mustard
L.K.Bennett Rebecca Crepe Shift Dress, Mustard
John Lewis & Partners

£225.00

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Leopard Print Silk Shift Dress
Leopard Print Silk Shift Dress
Jaeger

£225.00

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Lace Overlay Shift Dress
Lace Overlay Shift Dress
Jaeger

£225.00

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Gina Bacconi Gretel Jacquard Shift Dress, Pink
Gina Bacconi Gretel Jacquard Shift Dress, Pink
John Lewis & Partners

£220.00

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Gina Bacconi Erline Floral Print Shift Dress, Navy/White
Gina Bacconi Erline Floral Print Shift Dress, Navy/White
John Lewis & Partners

£220.00

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

£220.00

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Marella Painted Shift Dress
Marella Painted Shift Dress
House of Fraser

£205.00

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Puffed-sleeve recycled-polyester shell shift dress
Puffed-sleeve recycled-polyester shell shift dress
Selfridges

was: £290.00

£203.00

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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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Mono Stripe Shift Dress
Mono Stripe Shift Dress
Jaeger

£199.00

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Marina Rinaldi Sport Floral print panel shift dress
Marina Rinaldi Sport Floral print panel shift dress
Navabi

£194.00

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Gerard Darel Siria V-Neck Shift Dress, Blue
Gerard Darel Siria V-Neck Shift Dress, Blue
John Lewis & Partners

£185.00

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Manon Baptiste Peplum shift dress
Manon Baptiste Peplum shift dress
Navabi

£184.00

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navabi Crêpe shift dress
navabi Crêpe shift dress
Navabi

£184.00

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navabi Printed crêpe shift dress
navabi Printed crêpe shift dress
Navabi

£184.00

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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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Eliza J Women's Sleeveless Lace Shift Dress, Navy, 10 Petite
Eliza J Women's Sleeveless Lace Shift Dress, Navy, 10 Petite
Amazon

£181.34

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Gina Bacconi Merna Sleeveless Moss Crepe Shift Dress
Gina Bacconi Merna Sleeveless Moss Crepe Shift Dress
John Lewis & Partners

£180.00

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Gina Bacconi Merna Sleeveless Moss Crepe Shift Dress
Gina Bacconi Merna Sleeveless Moss Crepe Shift Dress
John Lewis & Partners

£180.00

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

£180.00

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Eliza J Women's Mandarin Collar Shift Dress, Navy/Pansy, 18
Eliza J Women's Mandarin Collar Shift Dress, Navy/Pansy, 18
Amazon

£179.35

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Winser London Georgette Shift Dress, Dark Green
Winser London Georgette Shift Dress, Dark Green
John Lewis & Partners

£179.00

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Eliza J Women's Lace Shift Dress with 3/4 Sleeves, Green, 8
Eliza J Women's Lace Shift Dress with 3/4 Sleeves, Green, 8
Amazon

£177.89

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navabi Long sleeve shift dress
navabi Long sleeve shift dress
Navabi

£175.00

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navabi Long sleeve shift dress
navabi Long sleeve shift dress
Navabi

£175.00

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Eliza J Women's Shift Dress with Bell Sleeves, Navy, 20 Plus
Eliza J Women's Shift Dress with Bell Sleeves, Navy, 20 Plus
Amazon

£172.03

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Gina Bacconi Merna Sleeveless Moss Crepe Shift Dress
Gina Bacconi Merna Sleeveless Moss Crepe Shift Dress
John Lewis & Partners

£170.00

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Gina Bacconi Merna Sleeveless Moss Crepe Shift Dress
Gina Bacconi Merna Sleeveless Moss Crepe Shift Dress
John Lewis & Partners

£170.00

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Gina Bacconi Merna Sleeveless Moss Crepe Shift Dress
Gina Bacconi Merna Sleeveless Moss Crepe Shift Dress
John Lewis & Partners

£170.00

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Gina Bacconi Merna Sleeveless Moss Crepe Shift Dress
Gina Bacconi Merna Sleeveless Moss Crepe Shift Dress
John Lewis & Partners

£170.00

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Gina Bacconi Merna Sleeveless Moss Crepe Shift Dress
Gina Bacconi Merna Sleeveless Moss Crepe Shift Dress
John Lewis & Partners

£170.00

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Gina Bacconi Merna Sleeveless Moss Crepe Shift Dress
Gina Bacconi Merna Sleeveless Moss Crepe Shift Dress
John Lewis & Partners

£170.00

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Gina Bacconi Merna Sleeveless Moss Crepe Shift Dress
Gina Bacconi Merna Sleeveless Moss Crepe Shift Dress
John Lewis & Partners

£170.00

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Gina Bacconi Giovanna Lace Shift Dress, Nordic Blue
Gina Bacconi Giovanna Lace Shift Dress, Nordic Blue
John Lewis & Partners

£170.00

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Gina Bacconi Merna Sleeveless Moss Crepe Shift Dress
Gina Bacconi Merna Sleeveless Moss Crepe Shift Dress
John Lewis & Partners

£170.00

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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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Frank Lyman Keyhole & Slit Sleeveless Shift Dress 8 Black
Frank Lyman Keyhole & Slit Sleeveless Shift Dress 8 Black
Amazon

£168.00

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Jo and Julia Lace trim linen shift dress
Jo and Julia Lace trim linen shift dress
Navabi

£166.00

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Jo and Julia Lace trim linen shift dress
Jo and Julia Lace trim linen shift dress
Navabi

£166.00

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

£165.00

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

£165.00

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

£164.58

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L.K.Bennett Klee Micro Spot Silk Shift Dress, Midnight
L.K.Bennett Klee Micro Spot Silk Shift Dress, Midnight
John Lewis & Partners

was: £325.00

£162.00

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Eliza J Women's Solid Shift Dress Pine, 18 Plus
Eliza J Women's Solid Shift Dress Pine, 18 Plus
Amazon

£161.32

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Hydrangea Shift Dress Blue Multi
Hydrangea Shift Dress Blue Multi
Hobbs Ltd

was: £249.00

£159.00

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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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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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Moira Floral Shift Dress Midnight Multi
Moira Floral Shift Dress Midnight Multi
Hobbs Ltd

£149.00

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Fiona Cotton Blend Floral Shift Dress Ivory Multi
Fiona Cotton Blend Floral Shift Dress Ivory Multi
Hobbs Ltd

£149.00

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

£149.00

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

£149.00

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Frank Lyman Floral Print Sleeveless Shift Dress 8 Black Multi
Frank Lyman Floral Print Sleeveless Shift Dress 8 Black Multi
Amazon

£148.00

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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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Eliza J Women's Shift Dress with Bell Sleeves, Blue, 12
Eliza J Women's Shift Dress with Bell Sleeves, Blue, 12
Amazon

£146.25

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Eliza J Women's Petite Solid Shift Dress with Bell Sleeves Casual, Navy, 10
Eliza J Women's Petite Solid Shift Dress with Bell Sleeves Casual, Navy, 10
Amazon

£146.01

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Eliza J Women's Plus Size Laser Cut Shift Dress Casual, Periwinkle, 22
Eliza J Women's Plus Size Laser Cut Shift Dress Casual, Periwinkle, 22
Amazon

£144.15

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Gina Bacconi Norelli Embroidered Shift Dress, Black
Gina Bacconi Norelli Embroidered Shift Dress, Black
John Lewis & Partners

was: £196.00

£140.00

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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 Lizzy Embroidered Dress, Neutral, Shift, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight Lizzy Embroidered Dress, Neutral, 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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Studio 8 Bella Printed Dress, Multicoloured, Shift, Occasion Dress
Studio 8 Bella Printed Dress, Multicoloured, Shift, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight

£140.00

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Frank Lyman Shift Dress 16 Coral
Frank Lyman Shift Dress 16 Coral
Amazon

£140.00

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Frank Lyman Shift Dress 8 Rose Multi
Frank Lyman Shift Dress 8 Rose Multi
Amazon

£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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Eliza J Women's Beaded Shift Dress, Gray, 6
Eliza J Women's Beaded Shift Dress, Gray, 6
Amazon

£139.77

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Winser London Sienna Shift Dress
Winser London Sienna Shift Dress
John Lewis & Partners

£139.00

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Winser London Sienna Shift Dress
Winser London Sienna Shift Dress
John Lewis & Partners

£139.00

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Sabrina Shift Dress Black
Sabrina Shift Dress Black
Hobbs Ltd

£139.00

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Allison Cotton Blend Floral Shift Dress Navy Multi
Allison Cotton Blend Floral Shift Dress Navy Multi
Hobbs Ltd

£139.00

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Eliza J Women's 3/4 Sleeve Shift with Flower Detail Dress, Navy, 14
Eliza J Women's 3/4 Sleeve Shift with Flower Detail Dress, Navy, 14
Amazon

£137.29

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Frank Lyman Shift Dress 8 Yellow Multi
Frank Lyman Shift Dress 8 Yellow Multi
Amazon

£136.00

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See By Chloé Tie Sleeve Shift Dress, Pink Sand
See By Chloé Tie Sleeve Shift Dress, Pink Sand
John Lewis & Partners

was: £225.00

£135.00

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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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Vestire out of sight shift dress in ivory-White
Vestire out of sight shift dress in ivory-White
ASOS

£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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Eliza J Women's Bell Sleeve Shift Dress, Blue, 6
Eliza J Women's Bell Sleeve Shift Dress, Blue, 6
Amazon

£134.26

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Eliza J womensEJ7M4511Sleeveless Embellished Lace Shift with Scallop Hem Sleeveless Dress - Pink - 14
Eliza J womensEJ7M4511Sleeveless Embellished Lace Shift with Scallop Hem Sleeveless Dress - Pink - 14
Amazon

£133.28

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Eliza J Women's Lace Shift Dress with Bell Sleeves, Cobalt, 14
Eliza J Women's Lace Shift Dress with Bell Sleeves, Cobalt, 14
Amazon

£133.06

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Gina Bacconi Gaela Velvet Shift Dress
Gina Bacconi Gaela Velvet Shift Dress
John Lewis & Partners

was: £190.00

£133.00

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Gina Bacconi Gaela Velvet Shift Dress
Gina Bacconi Gaela Velvet Shift Dress
John Lewis & Partners

was: £190.00

£133.00

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Gina Bacconi Gaela Velvet Shift Dress
Gina Bacconi Gaela Velvet Shift Dress
John Lewis & Partners

was: £190.00

£133.00

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Gina Bacconi Gaela Velvet Shift Dress
Gina Bacconi Gaela Velvet Shift Dress
John Lewis & Partners

was: £190.00

£133.00

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Dress and Matching Jacket Outfits

BlancheFleur Dress
BlancheFleur Dress
Fenn Wright Manson

£199.00

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Gabrielle Dress
Gabrielle Dress
Fenn Wright Manson

£174.00

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Gold Jacquard Rose Gown Dress
Gold Jacquard Rose Gown Dress
Roman Originals

was: £80.00

£64.00

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Floral Overlay Chiffon Dress
Floral Overlay Chiffon Dress
Roman Originals

was: £48.00

£28.80

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Dominique Dress
Dominique Dress
Fenn Wright Manson

£189.00

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

was: £48.00

£35.00

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Floral Print Chiffon Overlay Dress
Floral Print Chiffon Overlay Dress
Roman Originals

was: £50.00

£26.50

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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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Polka Dot Fit and Flare Dress
Polka Dot Fit and Flare Dress
Roman Originals

was: £50.00

£34.00

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Isaline Dress
Isaline Dress
Fenn Wright Manson

£249.00

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Floral Print Lace Ruched Dress
Floral Print Lace Ruched Dress
Roman Originals

was: £45.00

£25.00

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Floral Print Lace Ruched Dress
Floral Print Lace Ruched Dress
Roman Originals

was: £48.00

£27.36

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Christie Silk Wool Embellished Dress Oyster
Christie Silk Wool Embellished Dress Oyster
Hobbs Ltd

was: £269.00

£219.00

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

£169.00

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

£169.00

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Mirabelle Dress Petite
Mirabelle Dress Petite
Fenn Wright Manson

£179.00

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Frida V Neck Shift Dress Pale Pink
Frida V Neck Shift Dress Pale Pink
Hobbs Ltd

was: £189.00

£79.00

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Severine Dress Petite
Severine Dress Petite
Fenn Wright Manson

£249.00

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Una Cotton Blend Floral Dress Midnight Ivory
Una Cotton Blend Floral Dress Midnight Ivory
Hobbs Ltd

was: £159.00

£109.00

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Gianna Dress Orange Multi
Gianna Dress Orange Multi
Hobbs Ltd

was: £169.00

£50.00

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

was: £149.00

£99.00

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Amelie Dress Blue Multi
Amelie Dress Blue Multi
Hobbs Ltd

was: £149.00

£89.00

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Fiona Cotton Blend Floral Shift Dress Ivry Blue Ylw
Fiona Cotton Blend Floral Shift Dress Ivry Blue Ylw
Hobbs Ltd

was: £149.00

£99.00

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Spot Print Flute Hem Midi Dress
Spot Print Flute Hem Midi Dress
Roman Originals

was: £50.00

£40.00

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Floral Print Sleeveless Shift Dress
Floral Print Sleeveless Shift Dress
Roman Originals

was: £40.00

£32.00

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Floral Print Sleeveless Shift Dress
Floral Print Sleeveless Shift Dress
Roman Originals

was: £40.00

£29.20

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Jacquard Rose Gown Dress
Jacquard Rose Gown Dress
Roman Originals

was: £80.00

£45.60

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Floral Pleated Maxi Dress
Floral Pleated Maxi Dress
Roman Originals

was: £80.00

£64.00

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

was: £189.00

£129.00

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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.