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

Butterfly A-line Shift Dress

Butterfly A-line Shift Dress

Ted Baker

 

£399.00

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BASLER Women's Printed Shift Dress

BASLER Women's Printed Shift Dress

Amazon

 

£288.33

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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

 

£260.00

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Embroidered Sequin Shift Dress

Embroidered Sequin Shift Dress

Ted Baker

 

£249.00

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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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Joseph Ribkoff Bright Flower & Zebra Border Print Shift Dress

Joseph Ribkoff Bright Flower & Zebra Border Print Shift Dress

Chesca

 

£240.00

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Joseph Ribkoff Large Multi Colour Floral Print Shift Dress

Joseph Ribkoff Large Multi Colour Floral Print Shift Dress

Chesca

 

£230.00

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Tahari ASL Tiered Floral-Print Shift Dress

Tahari ASL Tiered Floral-Print Shift Dress

Amazon

 

£204.69

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navabi Jacquard shift dress

navabi Jacquard shift dress

Navabi

 

£200.00

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Calaluna Taupe Tiered Shift Dress

Calaluna Taupe Tiered Shift Dress

Chesca

 

£199.00

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Elsa Lace Shift Dress Black/Nude

Elsa Lace Shift Dress Black/Nude

Amazon

 

£199.00

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Bow Neck Pleated Back Shift Dress

Bow Neck Pleated Back Shift Dress

Ted Baker

 

£189.00

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Greta Shift Dress Navy Women Boden, Multicouloured

Greta Shift Dress Navy Women Boden, Multicouloured

Boden

was: £300.00

£180.00

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Frank Lyman Floral Print 3/4 Sleeve Shift Dress

Frank Lyman Floral Print 3/4 Sleeve Shift Dress

Amazon

 

£170.00

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Michaela Louisa Black Jesrey Shift Dress With Stitch Detail On Bodice

Michaela Louisa Black Jesrey Shift Dress With Stitch Detail On Bodice

Chesca

 

£169.00

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Florence Cotton Shift Dress

Florence Cotton Shift Dress

Ted Baker

 

£169.00

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Karin Paul Mixed pattern shift dress

Karin Paul Mixed pattern shift dress

Navabi

 

£160.00

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Manon Baptiste Draped lace shift dress

Manon Baptiste Draped lace shift dress

Navabi

 

£160.00

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Pia Purple Rose Gold Zip Shift Dress

Pia Purple Rose Gold Zip Shift Dress

Amazon

 

£159.00

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Manon Baptiste Asymmetric shift dress

Manon Baptiste Asymmetric shift dress

Navabi

 

£156.00

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Frank Lyman Sleeveless Floral Print Shift Dress

Frank Lyman Sleeveless Floral Print Shift Dress

Amazon

 

£155.00

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Gerry Weber Navy Lace Shift Dress

Gerry Weber Navy Lace Shift Dress

Chesca

 

£150.00

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Joseph Ribkoff Black L/S Jersey Shift Dress

Joseph Ribkoff Black L/S Jersey Shift Dress

Chesca

 

£150.00

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Gina Bacconi Galina Embroidered Floral Print Shift Dress, Multi

Gina Bacconi Galina Embroidered Floral Print Shift Dress, Multi

John Lewis & Partners

was: £210.00

£150.00

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Damsel in a dress Moonlake Shift Dress, Multi

Damsel in a dress Moonlake Shift Dress, Multi

John Lewis & Partners

 

£149.00

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Liani Embroidered Batwing Shift Dress

Liani Embroidered Batwing Shift Dress

Amazon

 

£149.00

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Printed Collar Shift Dress

Printed Collar Shift Dress

Ted Baker

 

£149.00

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Printed Collar Shift Dress

Printed Collar Shift Dress

Ted Baker

 

£149.00

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Michaela Louisa Capped Sleeve Shift Dress and Jacket

Michaela Louisa Capped Sleeve Shift Dress and Jacket

Amazon

 

£144.00

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navabi Gathered metallic clasp shift dress

navabi Gathered metallic clasp shift dress

Navabi

 

£144.00

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Tahari ASL Womens Lace Sleeve Shift Dress

Tahari ASL Womens Lace Sleeve Shift Dress

Amazon

 

£135.13

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Michaela Louisa Lace Flower Detail Shift Dress

Michaela Louisa Lace Flower Detail Shift Dress

Amazon

 

£135.00

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Frank Lyman 3/4 Sleeve Bright Print Shift Dress

Frank Lyman 3/4 Sleeve Bright Print Shift Dress

Amazon

 

£135.00

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Eliza J Women's Bell Sleeve Shift with Flounce Hem Dress

Eliza J Women's Bell Sleeve Shift with Flounce Hem Dress

Amazon

 

£131.82

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Frank Lyman Drop Sleeve Lace Detail Shift Dress

Frank Lyman Drop Sleeve Lace Detail Shift Dress

Amazon

 

£131.00

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Hermann Lange Floral shift dress

Hermann Lange Floral shift dress

Navabi

 

£128.00

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Frank Lyman Keyhole & Slit Sleeveless Shift Dress

Frank Lyman Keyhole & Slit Sleeveless Shift Dress

Amazon

 

£126.00

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Reiss Willa - Block-colour Shift Dress in Offwhite/Black, Womens

Reiss Willa - Block-colour Shift Dress in Offwhite/Black, Womens

Reiss

was: £180.00

£125.00

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Betty & Co. Lace Shift Dress, Night Silver

Betty & Co. Lace Shift Dress, Night Silver

John Lewis & Partners

was: £140.00

£122.50

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Eliza J Women's Floral Long Bell Sleeve Shift Dress

Eliza J Women's Floral Long Bell Sleeve Shift Dress

Amazon

 

£121.61

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Yoek Graphic print shift dress

Yoek Graphic print shift dress

Navabi

 

£121.00

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navabi Floral print jacquard shift dress

navabi Floral print jacquard shift dress

Navabi

 

£120.00

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Damsel in a Dress Moonlake Shift Dress, Multi

Damsel in a Dress Moonlake Shift Dress, Multi

John Lewis & Partners

was: £149.00

£119.00

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Tahari by ASL Womens Plus Size Long Bell Sleeve Crepe/Lace Shift Dress with Mock Neckline

Tahari by ASL Womens Plus Size Long Bell Sleeve Crepe/Lace Shift Dress with Mock Neckline

Amazon

 

£111.28

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Frank Lyman Floral Print Sleeveless Shift Dress

Frank Lyman Floral Print Sleeveless Shift Dress

Amazon

 

£111.00

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Reiss Jasia - Floral Burnout Shift Dress in Multi, Womens

Reiss Jasia - Floral Burnout Shift Dress in Multi, Womens

Reiss

was: £225.00

£110.00

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Tahari by ASL Womens V-Neck Satin Trim Shift Dress

Tahari by ASL Womens V-Neck Satin Trim Shift Dress

Amazon

 

£109.29

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Frank Lyman 3/4 Sleeve Multi Print Shift Dress

Frank Lyman 3/4 Sleeve Multi Print Shift Dress

Amazon

 

£108.00

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Betty & Co. Jersey Shift Dress, Dark Sapphire

Betty & Co. Jersey Shift Dress, Dark Sapphire

John Lewis & Partners

 

£105.00

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Frank Lyman Sleeveless Lace Detail Shift Dress

Frank Lyman Sleeveless Lace Detail Shift Dress

Amazon

 

£105.00

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Godske Chiffon overlay shift dress

Godske Chiffon overlay shift dress

Navabi

 

£105.00

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Vanessa Bruno Shift Dress in Broderie Anglaise

Vanessa Bruno Shift Dress in Broderie Anglaise

ASOS

was: £260.00

£104.00

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Open End Linen shift dress

Open End Linen shift dress

Navabi

 

£104.00

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Tahari ASL Womens Petite Crepe/Satin Bow Neck Shift Dress

Tahari ASL Womens Petite Crepe/Satin Bow Neck Shift Dress

Amazon

 

£101.34

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Frock And Frill Long Sleeve Embellished Shift Dress - Crystal Pink

Frock And Frill Long Sleeve Embellished Shift Dress - Crystal Pink

very.co.uk

was: £135.00

£101.25

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Reiss Hannie - Chiffon-top Shift Dress in Shell, Womens

Reiss Hannie - Chiffon-top Shift Dress in Shell, Womens

Reiss

was: £225.00

£101.00

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Karen Millen Shift Dress With Train - Pink

Karen Millen Shift Dress With Train - Pink

very.co.uk

was: £199.00

£99.50

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Winser London Milano Cotton Shift Dress

Winser London Milano Cotton Shift Dress

John Lewis & Partners

 

£99.00

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Winser London Milano Cotton Shift Dress

Winser London Milano Cotton Shift Dress

John Lewis & Partners

 

£99.00

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Winser London Milano Cotton Shift Dress

Winser London Milano Cotton Shift Dress

John Lewis & Partners

 

£99.00

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Mes Soeurs Et Moi Printed cotton shift dress

Mes Soeurs Et Moi Printed cotton shift dress

Navabi

 

£96.00

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Reiss Lars - Check Print Shift Dress in Monochrome, Womens

Reiss Lars - Check Print Shift Dress in Monochrome, Womens

Reiss

was: £195.00

£95.00

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Reiss Ronda - Tie Neck Shift Dress in Black, Womens

Reiss Ronda - Tie Neck Shift Dress in Black, Womens

Reiss

was: £195.00

£95.00

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Reiss Ronda - Tie Neck Shift Dress in Grey, Womens

Reiss Ronda - Tie Neck Shift Dress in Grey, Womens

Reiss

was: £195.00

£95.00

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Reiss Amerie - Pleat Sleeve Shift Dress in Neutral, Womens

Reiss Amerie - Pleat Sleeve Shift Dress in Neutral, Womens

Reiss

was: £225.00

£95.00

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Reiss Amerie - Pleat Sleeve Shift Dress in Berry, Womens

Reiss Amerie - Pleat Sleeve Shift Dress in Berry, Womens

Reiss

was: £225.00

£95.00

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Reiss Miriam - Printed Shift Dress in Multi, Womens

Reiss Miriam - Printed Shift Dress in Multi, Womens

Reiss

was: £235.00

£95.00

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The Jetset Diaries Aster Flared Sleeve Shift Dress

The Jetset Diaries Aster Flared Sleeve Shift Dress

ASOS

was: £169.00

£95.00

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Skeena S Belle Shift Dress - Lemon/Lime

Skeena S Belle Shift Dress - Lemon/Lime

very.co.uk

was: £130.00

£91.00

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Frock And Frill Embellished Shift Dress - Pink

Frock And Frill Embellished Shift Dress - Pink

very.co.uk

was: £140.00

£91.00

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Reiss Hannie - Chiffon-top Shift Dress in Navy, Womens

Reiss Hannie - Chiffon-top Shift Dress in Navy, Womens

Reiss

was: £225.00

£90.00

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French Connection Bella Lace Embroidered Shift Dress, Black

French Connection Bella Lace Embroidered Shift Dress, Black

John Lewis & Partners

was: £185.00

£90.00

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Apart Floral crêpe shift dress

Apart Floral crêpe shift dress

Navabi

 

£90.00

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Twister Floral print velvet shift dress

Twister Floral print velvet shift dress

Navabi

 

£89.00

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Free People All My Life embroidered shift dress

Free People All My Life embroidered shift dress

ASOS

was: £128.00

£88.00

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Godske Chiffon overlay shift dress

Godske Chiffon overlay shift dress

Navabi

 

£88.00

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Michaela Louisa Long Floating Sleeve Shift Dress

Michaela Louisa Long Floating Sleeve Shift Dress

Amazon

 

£86.00

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Karin Paul Floral print shift dress

Karin Paul Floral print shift dress

Navabi

 

£86.00

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Studio 8 Sirene V Neck Sleeveless Shift Dress, Black

Studio 8 Sirene V Neck Sleeveless Shift Dress, Black

John Lewis & Partners

was: £150.00

£85.00

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French Connection Luna Rhinestone Studded Shift Dress

French Connection Luna Rhinestone Studded Shift Dress

ASOS

was: £125.00

£85.00

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Jolie Moi Roll Collar Shift Dress, Beige

Jolie Moi Roll Collar Shift Dress, Beige

John Lewis & Partners

 

£85.00

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Baylis and May Printed crêpe shift dress

Baylis and May Printed crêpe shift dress

Navabi

 

£84.00

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Canonbury Shift Dress Red Women Boden, Navy

Canonbury Shift Dress Red Women Boden, Navy

Boden

was: £120.00

£84.00

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Religion purity metallic sequin shift dress

Religion purity metallic sequin shift dress

ASOS

was: £115.00

£82.00

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Marc Cain Animal Print Shift Dress, Brown/Cream

Marc Cain Animal Print Shift Dress, Brown/Cream

John Lewis & Partners

was: £188.30

£80.50

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Reiss Jade - Lace Shift Dress in Black/nude, Womens

Reiss Jade - Lace Shift Dress in Black/nude, Womens

Reiss

was: £225.00

£80.00

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Manon Baptiste Lightly gathered shift dress

Manon Baptiste Lightly gathered shift dress

Navabi

 

£80.00

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Studio 8 Ainsley Abstract Print V Neck Shift Dress, Monochrome

Studio 8 Ainsley Abstract Print V Neck Shift Dress, Monochrome

John Lewis & Partners

was: £110.00

£79.00

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Embroidered Shift Dress

Embroidered Shift Dress

PROENZA SCHOULER

Girl Meets Dress

Hire Price: £79.00

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Low Waist Shift Dress

Low Waist Shift Dress

MARC BY MARC JACOBS

Girl Meets Dress

Hire Price: £79.00

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Paper Dolls velvet lace shift dress with sheer sleeve in wine

Paper Dolls velvet lace shift dress with sheer sleeve in wine

ASOS

 

£78.00

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Paper Dolls Petite velvet lace shift dress with sheer sleeve in emerald

Paper Dolls Petite velvet lace shift dress with sheer sleeve in emerald

ASOS

 

£78.00

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Doris Streich Stud embellished shift dress

Doris Streich Stud embellished shift dress

Navabi

 

£77.00

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Chesca Cut-Out Ponte Shift Dress, Black

Chesca Cut-Out Ponte Shift Dress, Black

John Lewis & Partners

was: £99.00

£75.00

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Reiss Uma - Ladder Detail Shift Dress in Black, Womens

Reiss Uma - Ladder Detail Shift Dress in Black, Womens

Reiss

was: £185.00

£75.00

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Ombre Sequin Shift Dress

Ombre Sequin Shift Dress

Roman Originals

 

£75.00

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Gina Bacconi Prisma Chiffon Shift Dress, Multi

Gina Bacconi Prisma Chiffon Shift Dress, Multi

John Lewis & Partners

was: £105.00

£75.00

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Womens *Roman Originals Navy Sequin Detail Shift Dress- Blue, Blue

Womens *Roman Originals Navy Sequin Detail Shift Dress- Blue, Blue

Dorothy Perkins

 

£75.00

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Womens *Roman Originals Midnight Blue Sequin Embellished Shift Dress- Blue, Blue

Womens *Roman Originals Midnight Blue Sequin Embellished Shift Dress- Blue, Blue

Dorothy Perkins

 

£75.00

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Coast Plus Kora ruffle shift dress

Coast Plus Kora ruffle shift dress

ASOS

was: £109.00

£75.00

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TRUTH & FABLE Women's Mono Embroidered Shift Dress

TRUTH & FABLE Women's Mono Embroidered Shift Dress

Amazon

 

£75.00

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Free People Sun Daze Printed Shift Dress

Free People Sun Daze Printed Shift Dress

ASOS

was: £108.00

£75.00

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Skeena S Belle Birds Of Paradise Shift Dress

Skeena S Belle Birds Of Paradise Shift Dress

very.co.uk

was: £135.00

£74.25

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Free People Shine On Embellished Shift Dress

Free People Shine On Embellished Shift Dress

ASOS

was: £208.00

£72.00

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Womens *Roman Originals Black Lace Shift Dress- Black, Black

Womens *Roman Originals Black Lace Shift Dress- Black, Black

Dorothy Perkins

 

£70.00

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**Jolie Moi Navy Bell Sleeve Shift Dress, Navy

**Jolie Moi Navy Bell Sleeve Shift Dress, Navy

Wallis

 

£70.00

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Reiss Linda - Lace Shift Dress in Navy, Womens

Reiss Linda - Lace Shift Dress in Navy, Womens

Reiss

was: £195.00

£70.00

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Ombre Sequin Shift Dress

Ombre Sequin Shift Dress

Roman Originals

 

£70.00

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Skeena S Noor Shift Dress - Looking Glass

Skeena S Noor Shift Dress - Looking Glass

very.co.uk

was: £140.00

£70.00

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Winser London Striped Cotton Shift Dress

Winser London Striped Cotton Shift Dress

John Lewis & Partners

was: £115.00

£69.00

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Winser London Crepe Three Quarter Sleeve Shift Dress

Winser London Crepe Three Quarter Sleeve Shift Dress

John Lewis & Partners

was: £99.00

£69.00

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Winser London Striped Cotton Shift Dress

Winser London Striped Cotton Shift Dress

John Lewis & Partners

was: £115.00

£69.00

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Winser London Crepe Three Quarter Sleeve Shift Dress

Winser London Crepe Three Quarter Sleeve Shift Dress

John Lewis & Partners

was: £99.00

£69.00

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Dress and Matching Jacket Outfits

Lace Embellished Trim Dress

Lace Embellished Trim Dress

Roman Originals

 

£80.00

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Arabella Dress Ivory Multi

Arabella Dress Ivory Multi

Hobbs Ltd

 

£169.00

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Bridgette Stripe Dress Pink Multi

Bridgette Stripe Dress Pink Multi

Hobbs Ltd

 

£179.00

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Lace Embellished Trim Dress

Lace Embellished Trim Dress

Roman Originals

 

£80.00

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Dania Dress Dusky Blue Navy

Dania Dress Dusky Blue Navy

Hobbs Ltd

 

£159.00

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Jackie Dress Black Ivory

Jackie Dress Black Ivory

Hobbs Ltd

 

£149.00

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Seraphina Dress Pink Black

Seraphina Dress Pink Black

Hobbs Ltd

 

£229.00

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Carly Dress Raspberry Multi

Carly Dress Raspberry Multi

Hobbs Ltd

was: £159.00

£127.00

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Floral Print Dress

Floral Print Dress

Roman Originals

was: £48.00

£35.00

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Sweetheart Spot Floral Scuba Dress

Sweetheart Spot Floral Scuba Dress

Roman Originals

 

£48.00

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Fit and Flare Floral Dress

Fit and Flare Floral Dress

Roman Originals

 

£45.00

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Floral Print Scuba Dress

Floral Print Scuba Dress

Roman Originals

 

£48.00

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Floral Print Fit and Flare Scuba Dress

Floral Print Fit and Flare Scuba Dress

Roman Originals

 

£48.00

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Floral All Over Print Scuba Dress

Floral All Over Print Scuba Dress

Roman Originals

 

£48.00

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Floral Border Print Twist Waist Dress

Floral Border Print Twist Waist Dress

Roman Originals

 

£40.00

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Floral Flock Cold Shoulder Dress

Floral Flock Cold Shoulder Dress

Roman Originals

 

£48.00

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Nia Dress Ivory Multi

Nia Dress Ivory Multi

Hobbs Ltd

was: £159.00

£99.00

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Floral Print Sweetheart Scuba Dress

Floral Print Sweetheart Scuba Dress

Roman Originals

 

£48.00

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Foil Print Chiffon Overlay Dress

Foil Print Chiffon Overlay Dress

Roman Originals

 

£45.00

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Chiffon Cape Sleeve Dress

Chiffon Cape Sleeve Dress

Roman Originals

 

£40.00

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Lara Dress Ivory Black

Lara Dress Ivory Black

Hobbs Ltd

was: £159.00

£105.00

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Floral Print Cold Shoulder Dress

Floral Print Cold Shoulder Dress

Roman Originals

 

£48.00

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Colour Block Shift Dress

Colour Block Shift Dress

Roman Originals

 

£40.00

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Floral Print Fit and Flare Dress

Floral Print Fit and Flare Dress

Roman Originals

 

£60.00

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Colour Block Shift Dress

Colour Block Shift Dress

Roman Originals

 

£40.00

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Floral Stripe Print Fit and Flare Dress

Floral Stripe Print Fit and Flare Dress

Roman Originals

 

£50.00

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Contrast Hem Fit & Flare Dress

Contrast Hem Fit & Flare Dress

Roman Originals

 

£45.00

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Floral Print Pleated Dress

Floral Print Pleated Dress

Roman Originals

 

£48.00

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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 speak 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, cottton 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 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 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 variety of prints, shimmer fabrics and two piece outfits.


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