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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Gina Bacconi Galina Embroidered Floral Print Shift Dress, Multi

Gina Bacconi Galina Embroidered Floral Print Shift Dress, Multi

John Lewis & Partners

 

£300.00

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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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BASLER Women's Printed Shift Dress

BASLER Women's Printed Shift Dress

Amazon

 

£292.65

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Joseph Ribkoff Black L/S Jersey Shift Dress

Joseph Ribkoff Black L/S Jersey Shift Dress

Chesca

 

£275.00

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Vanessa Bruno Shift Dress in Broderie Anglaise - Blanc 001

Vanessa Bruno Shift Dress in Broderie Anglaise - Blanc 001

ASOS

 

£260.00

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L.K.Bennett Darlie Shift Dress, Ora-amber

L.K.Bennett Darlie Shift Dress, Ora-amber

John Lewis & Partners

 

£250.00

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Ted Baker Olyie Detail Shift Dress, Blue Navy

Ted Baker Olyie Detail Shift Dress, Blue Navy

John Lewis & Partners

 

£249.00

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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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Reiss Miriam - Printed Shift Dress in Multi, Womens

Reiss Miriam - Printed Shift Dress in Multi, Womens

Reiss

 

£235.00

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Ruffle Neck Lace Shift Dress

Ruffle Neck Lace Shift Dress

Ted Baker

 

£229.00

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Reiss Amerie - Pleat Sleeve Shift Dress in Neutral, Womens

Reiss Amerie - Pleat Sleeve Shift Dress in Neutral, Womens

Reiss

 

£225.00

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Reiss Amerie - Pleat Sleeve Shift Dress in Berry, Womens

Reiss Amerie - Pleat Sleeve Shift Dress in Berry, Womens

Reiss

 

£225.00

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

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

Reiss

 

£225.00

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Reiss Jasia - Floral Burnout Shift Dress in Multi, Womens

Reiss Jasia - Floral Burnout Shift Dress in Multi, Womens

Reiss

 

£225.00

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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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Gerard Darel Austin Shift Dress, Blue

Gerard Darel Austin Shift Dress, Blue

John Lewis & Partners

 

£195.00

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Reiss Lars - Check Print Shift Dress in Monochrome, Womens

Reiss Lars - Check Print Shift Dress in Monochrome, Womens

Reiss

 

£195.00

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Reiss Ronda - Tie Neck Shift Dress in Black, Womens

Reiss Ronda - Tie Neck Shift Dress in Black, Womens

Reiss

 

£195.00

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Reiss Ronda - Tie Neck Shift Dress in Grey, Womens

Reiss Ronda - Tie Neck Shift Dress in Grey, Womens

Reiss

 

£195.00

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Ted Baker Marggia Satin Loop Shift Dress, Pale Pink

Ted Baker Marggia Satin Loop Shift Dress, Pale Pink

John Lewis & Partners

 

£189.00

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Ted Baker Satin Loop Shift Dress, Bright Blue

Ted Baker Satin Loop Shift Dress, Bright Blue

John Lewis & Partners

 

£189.00

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Satin Loop Detail Shift Dress

Satin Loop Detail Shift Dress

Ted Baker

 

£189.00

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Ted Baker Satin Loop Shift Dress - Pl pink

Ted Baker Satin Loop Shift Dress - Pl pink

ASOS

 

£189.00

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French Connection Bella Lace Embroidered Shift Dress, Black

French Connection Bella Lace Embroidered Shift Dress, Black

John Lewis & Partners

 

£185.00

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Michaela Louisa Lace Flower Detail Shift Dress

Michaela Louisa Lace Flower Detail Shift Dress

Amazon

 

£180.00

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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 Drop Sleeve Lace Detail Shift Dress

Frank Lyman Drop Sleeve Lace Detail Shift Dress

Amazon

 

£175.00

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Lauren Ralph Lauren Kessela Waterfall Sleeve Abstract Print Shift Dress, Multi

Lauren Ralph Lauren Kessela Waterfall Sleeve Abstract Print Shift Dress, Multi

John Lewis & Partners

 

£170.00

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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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Bruce by Bruce Oldfield Jacquard Shift Dress, Pink/Wine Tasting

Bruce by Bruce Oldfield Jacquard Shift Dress, Pink/Wine Tasting

John Lewis & Partners

 

£169.00

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Bruce by Bruce Oldfield Jacquard Shift Dress, Bronze/Grey

Bruce by Bruce Oldfield Jacquard Shift Dress, Bronze/Grey

John Lewis & Partners

 

£169.00

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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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Coast Blissy Bandeau Shift Dress

Coast Blissy Bandeau Shift Dress

Coast

 

£169.00

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Florence Cotton Shift Dress

Florence Cotton Shift Dress

Ted Baker

 

£169.00

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Kensington Floral Bow Detail Shift Dress

Kensington Floral Bow Detail Shift Dress

Ted Baker

 

£165.00

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Gina Bacconi Riley Shift Dress

Gina Bacconi Riley Shift Dress

John Lewis & Partners

 

£160.00

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Gina Bacconi Riley Shift Dress

Gina Bacconi Riley Shift Dress

John Lewis & Partners

 

£160.00

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Karin Paul Mixed pattern shift dress

Karin Paul Mixed pattern shift dress

Navabi

 

£160.00

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navabi Silver and white shift dress

navabi Silver and white 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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Frank Lyman Sleeveless Floral Print Shift Dress

Frank Lyman Sleeveless Floral Print Shift Dress

Amazon

 

£155.00

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Yoek Graphic print shift dress

Yoek Graphic print shift dress

Navabi

 

£152.00

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Gina Bacconi Prisma Chiffon Shift Dress, Multi

Gina Bacconi Prisma Chiffon Shift Dress, Multi

John Lewis & Partners

 

£150.00

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Gerry Weber Navy Lace Shift Dress

Gerry Weber Navy Lace Shift Dress

Chesca

 

£150.00

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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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Free People Shine On Embellished Shift Dress - Cream

Free People Shine On Embellished Shift Dress - Cream

ASOS

was: £208.00

£145.00

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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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Karin Paul Floral print shift dress

Karin Paul Floral print shift dress

Navabi

 

£144.00

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Eliza J Women's Sleeveless Lace Shift Dress

Eliza J Women's Sleeveless Lace Shift Dress

Amazon

 

£142.28

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Winser London Miracle Shift Dress

Winser London Miracle Shift Dress

John Lewis & Partners

 

£135.00

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Winser London Miracle Shift Dress

Winser London Miracle Shift Dress

John Lewis & Partners

 

£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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Winser London Miracle Shift Dress

Winser London Miracle Shift Dress

John Lewis & Partners

 

£135.00

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Skeena S Belle Birds Of Paradise Shift Dress

Skeena S Belle Birds Of Paradise Shift Dress

very.co.uk

 

£135.00

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Fenn Wright Manson Eleanor Floral Shift Dress, Poppy

Fenn Wright Manson Eleanor Floral Shift Dress, Poppy

John Lewis & Partners

 

£129.00

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Apart Floral crêpe shift dress

Apart Floral crêpe 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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Frock & Frill long sleeve embellished shift dress - Grey

Frock & Frill long sleeve embellished shift dress - Grey

ASOS

was: £175.00

£125.00

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Godske Chiffon overlay shift dress

Godske Chiffon overlay shift dress

Navabi

 

£124.00

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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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Charvi Lace Shift Dress

Charvi Lace Shift Dress

Monsoon UK

 

£120.00

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Reiss Vivienne - Frill-detail Shift Dress in Offwhite/Nude, Womens

Reiss Vivienne - Frill-detail Shift Dress in Offwhite/Nude, Womens

Reiss

was: £190.00

£120.00

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Baylis and May Printed crêpe shift dress

Baylis and May Printed crêpe shift dress

Navabi

 

£120.00

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Baylis and May Printed crêpe shift dress

Baylis and May Printed crêpe shift dress

Navabi

 

£120.00

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navabi Floral print jacquard shift dress

navabi Floral print jacquard shift dress

Navabi

 

£120.00

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Maisie Metallic Lace Shift Dress

Maisie Metallic Lace Shift Dress

Monsoon UK

 

£120.00

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Canonbury Shift Dress Black Women Boden, Black

Canonbury Shift Dress Black Women Boden, Black

Boden

 

£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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Frank Lyman Sleeveless Lace Detail Shift Dress

Frank Lyman Sleeveless Lace Detail Shift Dress

Amazon

 

£119.00

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Charcoal Check Shift Dress

Charcoal Check Shift Dress

Mint Velvet

 

£119.00

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Michaela Louisa Long Floating Sleeve Shift Dress

Michaela Louisa Long Floating Sleeve Shift Dress

Amazon

 

£115.00

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Hermann Lange Floral shift dress

Hermann Lange Floral shift dress

Navabi

 

£112.00

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Hermann Lange Chiffon overlay shift dress

Hermann Lange Chiffon overlay shift dress

Navabi

 

£112.00

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Ted Baker Lucila Shift Dress with Lace Panels - Dusky pink

Ted Baker Lucila Shift Dress with Lace Panels - Dusky pink

ASOS

was: £249.00

£112.00

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Twister Floral print velvet shift dress

Twister Floral print velvet shift dress

Navabi

 

£112.00

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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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Forever Unique Chevron Shift Dress - Silver/gold

Forever Unique Chevron Shift Dress - Silver/gold

ASOS

was: £249.99

£108.00

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Godske Chiffon overlay shift dress

Godske Chiffon overlay shift dress

Navabi

 

£106.00

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ASOS EDITION disc sequin shift dress - Multi

ASOS EDITION disc sequin shift dress - Multi

ASOS

was: £150.00

£105.00

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ASOS EDITION Curve disc sequin shift dress - Multi

ASOS EDITION Curve disc sequin shift dress - Multi

ASOS

was: £150.00

£105.00

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Frock And Frill Embellished Shift Dress - Pink

Frock And Frill Embellished Shift Dress - Pink

very.co.uk

was: £140.00

£105.00

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Open End Linen shift dress

Open End Linen shift dress

Navabi

 

£104.00

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Eliza J Women's Shift Dress with Bell Sleeves

Eliza J Women's Shift Dress with Bell Sleeves

Amazon

 

£101.98

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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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Sportmax Code Zig Stripe Shift Dress - Blue

Sportmax Code Zig Stripe Shift Dress - Blue

ASOS

was: £225.00

£101.00

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Monsoon Visha Lace Velvet Shift Dress - Black

Monsoon Visha Lace Velvet Shift Dress - Black

very.co.uk

 

£100.00

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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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Chesca Cut-Out Ponte Shift Dress, Black

Chesca Cut-Out Ponte Shift Dress, Black

John Lewis & Partners

was: £130.00

£99.00

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Winser London Crepe Three Quarter Sleeve Shift Dress

Winser London Crepe Three Quarter Sleeve Shift Dress

John Lewis & Partners

was: £135.00

£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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Winser London Crepe Three Quarter Sleeve Shift Dress

Winser London Crepe Three Quarter Sleeve Shift Dress

John Lewis & Partners

was: £135.00

£99.00

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Winser London Lace Shift Dress, Black

Winser London Lace Shift Dress, Black

John Lewis & Partners

was: £129.00

£99.00

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Winser London Lattice Shift Dress, Black

Winser London Lattice Shift Dress, Black

John Lewis & Partners

was: £129.00

£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 Crepe Three Quarter Sleeve Shift Dress

Winser London Crepe Three Quarter Sleeve Shift Dress

John Lewis & Partners

was: £135.00

£99.00

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Autograph Velvet Short Sleeve Shift Dress with Silk

Autograph Velvet Short Sleeve Shift Dress with Silk

Marks and Spencer

 

£99.00

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Francesca Print Shift Dress

Francesca Print Shift Dress

Monsoon UK

 

£99.00

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Visha Lace Velvet Shift Dress

Visha Lace Velvet Shift Dress

Monsoon UK

 

£99.00

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Phillipa Lace Shift Dress

Phillipa Lace Shift Dress

Monsoon UK

 

£99.00

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Coast Rosalie Ruffle Shift Dress

Coast Rosalie Ruffle Shift Dress

Coast

was: £159.00

£99.00

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Coast Dawn Scuba Shift Dress

Coast Dawn Scuba Shift Dress

Coast

 

£99.00

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Coast Dawn Scuba Shift Dress Cc

Coast Dawn Scuba Shift Dress Cc

Coast

 

£99.00

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Rebecca Sequin Short Shift Dress

Rebecca Sequin Short Shift Dress

Amazon

 

£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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Doris Streich Stud embellished shift dress

Doris Streich Stud embellished shift dress

Navabi

 

£96.00

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Reiss Linda - Lace Shift Dress in Navy, Womens

Reiss Linda - Lace Shift Dress in Navy, Womens

Reiss

was: £195.00

£95.00

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Reiss Neptune - Ruffle-sleeve Shift Dress in Ox Blood, Womens

Reiss Neptune - Ruffle-sleeve Shift Dress in Ox Blood, Womens

Reiss

was: £165.00

£95.00

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Reiss Linda - Lace Shift Dress in Off White, Womens

Reiss Linda - Lace Shift Dress in Off White, Womens

Reiss

was: £195.00

£95.00

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Lost Ink Plus shift dress with all over embellishment - Grey

Lost Ink Plus shift dress with all over embellishment - Grey

ASOS

 

£95.00

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Dress and Matching Jacket Outfits

Fiona Dress Ivory Multi

Fiona Dress Ivory Multi

Hobbs Ltd

was: £149.00

£74.00

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Francine Dress Oyster Multi

Francine Dress Oyster Multi

Hobbs Ltd

was: £189.00

£94.00

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Robyn Dress Black Ivory

Robyn Dress Black Ivory

Hobbs Ltd

 

£149.00

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Chiffon Cape Sleeve Dress

Chiffon Cape Sleeve Dress

Roman Originals

 

£40.00

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Contrast Fit and Flare Dress

Contrast Fit and Flare Dress

Roman Originals

was: £50.00

£30.00

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Chiffon Cape Sleeve Dress

Chiffon Cape Sleeve Dress

Roman Originals

 

£40.00

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Floral Print Cold Shoulder Dress

Floral Print Cold Shoulder 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 Fit and Flare Dress

Floral Print Fit and Flare Dress

Roman Originals

 

£60.00

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Floral Print Pleated Dress

Floral Print Pleated Dress

Roman Originals

was: £48.00

£35.00

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Queen Anne Dress Navy Multi

Queen Anne Dress Navy Multi

Hobbs Ltd

was: £249.00

£149.00

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Colour Block Shift Dress

Colour Block Shift Dress

Roman Originals

 

£40.00

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Chiffon Cape Sleeve Dress

Chiffon Cape Sleeve Dress

Roman Originals

 

£40.00

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Leaf Print Jacquard Dress

Leaf Print Jacquard Dress

Roman Originals

was: £60.00

£35.00

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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

was: £40.00

£30.00

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Floral Square Neck Dress

Floral Square Neck Dress

Roman Originals

 

£48.00

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Carly Dress Raspberry Multi

Carly Dress Raspberry Multi

Hobbs Ltd

was: £159.00

£127.00

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Nia Dress Ivory Multi

Nia Dress Ivory Multi

Hobbs Ltd

was: £159.00

£99.00

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Sissinghurst Dress Navy Multi

Sissinghurst Dress Navy Multi

Hobbs Ltd

was: £159.00

£99.00

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Pretty Frill Chiffon Dress

Pretty Frill Chiffon Dress

Roman Originals

was: £60.00

£40.00

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Contrast Tapework Dress

Contrast Tapework Dress

Roman Originals

was: £70.00

£40.00

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Online Exclusive Floral Flippy Hem Dress

Online Exclusive Floral Flippy Hem Dress

Roman Originals

was: £50.00

£35.00

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Floral Square Neck Dress

Floral Square Neck Dress

Roman Originals

was: £48.00

£35.00

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Floral Cold Shoulder Scuba Dress

Floral Cold Shoulder 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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Moira Dress Raspberry Multi

Moira Dress Raspberry Multi

Hobbs Ltd

was: £149.00

£74.00

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Molly Dress Navy Multi

Molly Dress Navy Multi

Hobbs Ltd

was: £159.00

£55.00

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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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