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

Helen McAlinden Fern Shift Dress, Cream/Navy

Helen McAlinden Fern Shift Dress, Cream/Navy

John Lewis & Partners

 

£315.00

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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

 

£298.39

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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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Joseph Ribkoff Multi Large Flower Stripe Shift Dress With Cutout Sleeve Detail

Joseph Ribkoff Multi Large Flower Stripe Shift Dress With Cutout Sleeve Detail

Chesca

 

£270.00

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Theory Betty stretch-wool shift dress, Women's

Theory Betty stretch-wool shift dress, Women's

Selfridges

 

£260.00

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Phase Eight Anika Beaded Lace Dress, Neutral, Shift, Occasion Dress

Phase Eight Anika Beaded Lace Dress, Neutral, Shift, Occasion Dress

Phase Eight

 

£250.00

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Hydrangea Shift Dress Blue Multi

Hydrangea Shift Dress Blue Multi

Hobbs Ltd

 

£249.00

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Gina Bacconi Amoria Embroidered Lace Shift Dress, Spring Navy

Gina Bacconi Amoria Embroidered Lace Shift Dress, Spring Navy

John Lewis & Partners

 

£240.00

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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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Gina Bacconi Lucile Embroidered Shift Dress, Pink/Beige

Gina Bacconi Lucile Embroidered Shift Dress, Pink/Beige

John Lewis & Partners

 

£240.00

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Anne twill shift dress

Anne twill shift dress

Selfridges

 

£239.00

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Gerard Darel Galliane Floral Silk Shift Dress, White/Multi

Gerard Darel Galliane Floral Silk Shift Dress, White/Multi

John Lewis & Partners

 

£235.00

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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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Dulcie Embroidered Shift Dress

Dulcie Embroidered Shift Dress

GinaBacconi.com

 

£230.00

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Phase Eight Teresa Metallic Lace Dress, Purple, Shift, Occasion Dress

Phase Eight Teresa Metallic Lace Dress, Purple, Shift, Occasion Dress

Phase Eight

 

£225.00

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Phase Eight Debora Guipure Lace Dress, Purple, Shift, Occasion Dress

Phase Eight Debora Guipure Lace Dress, Purple, Shift, Occasion Dress

Phase Eight

 

£225.00

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

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

Phase Eight

 

£225.00

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Phase Eight Tania Coat Dress, Red, Shift, Occasion Dress

Phase Eight Tania Coat Dress, Red, Shift, Occasion Dress

Phase Eight

 

£225.00

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Gina Bacconi Poppy Print Shift Dress

Gina Bacconi Poppy Print Shift Dress

Chesca

 

£220.00

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Ps Paul Smith Silk Blend 3/4 Sleeve Shift Dress - Pink

Ps Paul Smith Silk Blend 3/4 Sleeve Shift Dress - Pink

very.co.uk

was: £360.00

£216.00

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Eliza J Women's Beaded Shift Dress

Eliza J Women's Beaded Shift Dress

Amazon

 

£209.16

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Floral-embroidered woven shift dress

Floral-embroidered woven shift dress

Selfridges

 

£209.00

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Floral-embroidered woven shift dress

Floral-embroidered woven shift dress

Selfridges

 

£209.00

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Eliza J Women's Cap Sleeve Lace Shift Dress

Eliza J Women's Cap Sleeve Lace Shift Dress

Amazon

 

£205.91

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Calaluna Taupe Tiered Shift Dress

Calaluna Taupe Tiered Shift Dress

Chesca

 

£199.00

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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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Phase Eight Catheleen Tapework Dress, Blue, Shift, Occasion Dress

Phase Eight Catheleen Tapework Dress, Blue, Shift, Occasion Dress

Phase Eight

 

£199.00

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Phase Eight Rosalie Tapework Dress, Cream, Shift, Occasion Dress

Phase Eight Rosalie Tapework Dress, Cream, Shift, Occasion Dress

Phase Eight

 

£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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North Zip Front Shift Dress

North Zip Front Shift Dress

Amazon

 

£199.00

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Frank Lyman Pink/Multi Colour Shift Dress

Frank Lyman Pink/Multi Colour Shift Dress

Chesca

 

£195.00

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L.K.Bennett Fitted Shift Dress, Malachite

L.K.Bennett Fitted Shift Dress, Malachite

John Lewis & Partners

 

£195.00

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Phase Eight Johanne Lace Dress, Blue, Shift, Occasion Dress

Phase Eight Johanne Lace Dress, Blue, Shift, Occasion Dress

Phase Eight

 

£189.00

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Gerard Darel Grace Shift Dress, Blue

Gerard Darel Grace Shift Dress, Blue

John Lewis & Partners

 

£185.00

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Reiss Azzura - Swirl Printed Shift Dress in Black/white, Womens

Reiss Azzura - Swirl Printed Shift Dress in Black/white, Womens

Reiss

 

£185.00

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Gerard Darel Gustine Shift Dress, Blue

Gerard Darel Gustine Shift Dress, Blue

John Lewis & Partners

 

£185.00

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Reiss Anais - Cut Out Detail Shift Dress in Pale Blue, Womens

Reiss Anais - Cut Out Detail Shift Dress in Pale Blue, Womens

Reiss

 

£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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Gina Bacconi Gratia Moss Crepe Shift Dress

Gina Bacconi Gratia Moss Crepe Shift Dress

John Lewis & Partners

 

£180.00

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Gina Bacconi Gratia Moss Crepe Shift Dress

Gina Bacconi Gratia Moss Crepe Shift Dress

John Lewis & Partners

 

£180.00

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Gina Bacconi Gratia Moss Crepe Shift Dress

Gina Bacconi Gratia Moss Crepe Shift Dress

John Lewis & Partners

 

£180.00

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Ted Baker Saahrad Embroidered Floral Shift Dress, Navy

Ted Baker Saahrad Embroidered Floral Shift Dress, Navy

John Lewis & Partners

 

£179.00

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Karen Millen Snake Effect Sleeveless Shift Dress, White/Multi

Karen Millen Snake Effect Sleeveless Shift Dress, White/Multi

John Lewis & Partners

 

£176.25

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Adrianna Papell Satin Pleat Shift Dress, Moonlight

Adrianna Papell Satin Pleat Shift Dress, Moonlight

John Lewis & Partners

 

£175.00

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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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Gina Bacconi Giovanna Lace Shift Dress

Gina Bacconi Giovanna Lace Shift Dress

John Lewis & Partners

 

£170.00

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Gina Bacconi Giovanna Lace Shift Dress

Gina Bacconi Giovanna Lace Shift Dress

John Lewis & Partners

 

£170.00

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Giovanna Lace Shift Dress

Giovanna Lace Shift Dress

GinaBacconi.com

 

£170.00

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Giovanna Lace Shift Dress

Giovanna Lace Shift Dress

GinaBacconi.com

 

£170.00

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Giovanna Lace Shift Dress

Giovanna Lace Shift Dress

GinaBacconi.com

 

£170.00

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Merna Crepe Shift Dress

Merna Crepe Shift Dress

GinaBacconi.com

 

£170.00

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Merna Crepe Shift Dress

Merna Crepe Shift Dress

GinaBacconi.com

 

£170.00

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Gina Bacconi Giovanna Lace Shift Dress

Gina Bacconi Giovanna Lace Shift Dress

John Lewis & Partners

 

£170.00

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Merna Crepe Shift Dress

Merna Crepe Shift Dress

GinaBacconi.com

 

£170.00

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Merna Crepe Shift Dress

Merna Crepe Shift Dress

GinaBacconi.com

 

£170.00

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Merna Crepe Shift Dress

Merna Crepe Shift Dress

GinaBacconi.com

 

£170.00

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Merna Crepe Shift Dress

Merna Crepe Shift Dress

GinaBacconi.com

 

£170.00

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Merna Crepe Shift Dress

Merna Crepe Shift Dress

GinaBacconi.com

 

£170.00

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Merna Crepe Shift Dress

Merna Crepe Shift Dress

GinaBacconi.com

 

£170.00

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Merna Crepe Shift Dress

Merna Crepe Shift Dress

GinaBacconi.com

 

£170.00

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Merna Crepe Shift Dress

Merna Crepe Shift Dress

GinaBacconi.com

 

£170.00

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Merna Crepe Shift Dress

Merna Crepe Shift Dress

GinaBacconi.com

 

£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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Phase Eight Amaya Lace Dress, Pink, Shift, Occasion Dress

Phase Eight Amaya Lace Dress, Pink, Shift, Occasion Dress

Phase Eight

 

£169.00

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

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

Phase Eight

 

£169.00

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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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Gerard Darel Grace Shift Print Dress, Ecru

Gerard Darel Grace Shift Print Dress, Ecru

John Lewis & Partners

 

£165.00

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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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Reiss Nia - Printed Shift Dress in Coral, Womens

Reiss Nia - Printed Shift Dress in Coral, Womens

Reiss

 

£165.00

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Fluted Sleeve Belted Shift Dress

Fluted Sleeve Belted Shift Dress

Jaeger

 

£165.00

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Phase Eight Ellise Lace Bodice Dress, Green, Shift, Occasion Dress

Phase Eight Ellise Lace Bodice Dress, Green, Shift, Occasion Dress

Phase Eight

 

£160.00

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Studio 8 Rosalind Lace Dress, Metallic, Shift, Occasion Dress

Studio 8 Rosalind Lace Dress, Metallic, Shift, Occasion Dress

Phase Eight

 

£160.00

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Phase Eight Julie Embroidered Flower Dress, Cream, Shift, Occasion Dress

Phase Eight Julie Embroidered Flower Dress, Cream, Shift, Occasion Dress

Phase Eight

 

£160.00

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

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

Phase Eight

 

£160.00

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Phase Eight Caroline Lace Bodice Dress, Purple, Shift, Occasion Dress

Phase Eight Caroline Lace Bodice Dress, Purple, Shift, Occasion Dress

Phase Eight

 

£160.00

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Ted Baker Beyonc Stand Collar Ruffle Shift Dress, White/Multi

Ted Baker Beyonc Stand Collar Ruffle Shift Dress, White/Multi

John Lewis & Partners

 

£159.00

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Carina Lace & Satin Shift Dress

Carina Lace & Satin Shift Dress

Amazon

 

£159.00

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Eliza J Women's Plus Size Cap Sleeve Shift Dress

Eliza J Women's Plus Size Cap Sleeve Shift Dress

Amazon

 

£154.51

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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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Gerry Weber Navy Lace Shift Dress

Gerry Weber Navy Lace Shift Dress

Chesca

 

£150.00

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Adrianna Papell Lace Overlay Shift Dress, Blush

Adrianna Papell Lace Overlay Shift Dress, Blush

John Lewis & Partners

 

£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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Studio 8 Viviana Spot Dress, Blue, Shift, Occasion Dress

Studio 8 Viviana Spot Dress, Blue, Shift, Occasion Dress

Phase Eight

 

£150.00

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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

 

£150.00

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Phase Eight Fran Lace Dress, Blue, Shift, Occasion Dress

Phase Eight Fran Lace Dress, Blue, Shift, Occasion Dress

Phase Eight

 

£150.00

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Phase Eight Faith Layered Dress, Pink, Shift, Occasion Dress

Phase Eight Faith Layered Dress, Pink, Shift, Occasion Dress

Phase Eight

 

£150.00

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Cut Out Fluted Shift Dress

Cut Out Fluted Shift Dress

Ted Baker

 

£149.00

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Ted Baker Cormier Cut Out Fluted Shift Dress, Turquoise

Ted Baker Cormier Cut Out Fluted Shift Dress, Turquoise

John Lewis & Partners

 

£149.00

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Fenn Wright Manson Petite Floral Shift Dress, Ivory/Multi

Fenn Wright Manson Petite Floral Shift Dress, Ivory/Multi

John Lewis & Partners

 

£149.00

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Coast Eve Geo Lace Shift Dress

Coast Eve Geo Lace Shift Dress

Coast

 

£149.00

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Coast Maria Lace Shift Dress

Coast Maria Lace Shift Dress

Coast

 

£149.00

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Brora Embroidered Shift Dress, Black

Brora Embroidered Shift Dress, Black

John Lewis & Partners

 

£149.00

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Cut Out Fluted Shift Dress

Cut Out Fluted Shift Dress

Ted Baker

 

£149.00

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Ruffle Neck Shift Dress

Ruffle Neck Shift Dress

Ted Baker

 

£149.00

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Crane Print Shift Dress

Crane Print Shift Dress

Ted Baker

 

£149.00

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Fly Fish Print Shift Dress

Fly Fish Print Shift Dress

Ted Baker

 

£149.00

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Tahari ASL Women's Long Sleeve Disc Hem Detail Shift Dress Casual

Tahari ASL Women's Long Sleeve Disc Hem Detail Shift Dress Casual

Amazon

 

£147.23

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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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Phase Eight Ninette Frill Sleeve Lace Dress, Green, Shift, Occasion Dress

Phase Eight Ninette Frill Sleeve Lace Dress, Green, Shift, Occasion Dress

Phase Eight

 

£140.00

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Phase Eight Jemima Peplum Dress, Pink, Shift, Occasion Dress

Phase Eight Jemima Peplum Dress, Pink, Shift, Occasion Dress

Phase Eight

 

£140.00

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Michaela Louisa Sleeveless Floral Print Shift Dress

Michaela Louisa Sleeveless Floral Print Shift Dress

Amazon

 

£140.00

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Winser London Soft Sleeveless Shift Dress, Black

Winser London Soft Sleeveless Shift Dress, Black

John Lewis & Partners

 

£139.00

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Winser London Natalie Pocket Detail Shift Dress

Winser London Natalie Pocket Detail 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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Winser London Sienna Shift Dress

Winser London Sienna Shift Dress

John Lewis & Partners

 

£139.00

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Coast Ciara Print Shift Dress D

Coast Ciara Print Shift Dress D

Coast

 

£139.00

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Coast Liberty Print Shift Dress

Coast Liberty Print Shift Dress

Coast

 

£139.00

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

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

Phase Eight

 

£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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Phase Eight Allanah Embroidered Dress, Cream, Shift, Occasion Dress

Phase Eight Allanah Embroidered Dress, Cream, Shift, Occasion Dress

Phase Eight

 

£135.00

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Frock And Frill Short Sleeve Embellished Shift Dress - Blush

Frock And Frill Short Sleeve Embellished Shift Dress - Blush

very.co.uk

 

£135.00

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Dress and Matching Jacket Outfits

Jacquard Rose Gown Dress

Jacquard Rose Gown Dress

Roman Originals

 

£80.00

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Jacquard Rose Gown Dress

Jacquard Rose Gown Dress

Roman Originals

 

£80.00

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Amelie Dress Blue Multi

Amelie Dress Blue Multi

Hobbs Ltd

 

£149.00

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Jacquard Rose Gown Dress

Jacquard Rose Gown Dress

Roman Originals

 

£80.00

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Arizona Dress Pink Ivory

Arizona Dress Pink Ivory

Hobbs Ltd

 

£169.00

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Moira Dress Chartreuse Mlt

Moira Dress Chartreuse Mlt

Hobbs Ltd

was: £149.00

£109.00

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Melody Dress Oyster Posie

Melody Dress Oyster Posie

Hobbs Ltd

 

£299.00

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Seraphina Dress Cream Latte

Seraphina Dress Cream Latte

Hobbs Ltd

 

£229.00

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Hydrangea Shift Dress Blue Multi

Hydrangea Shift Dress Blue Multi

Hobbs Ltd

 

£249.00

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Floral Print Cold Shoulder Dress

Floral Print Cold Shoulder Dress

Roman Originals

 

£48.00

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Vibrant Floral Scuba Dress

Vibrant Floral Scuba Dress

Roman Originals

was: £48.00

£35.00

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Lace Embellished Trim Dress

Lace Embellished Trim Dress

Roman Originals

was: £80.00

£60.00

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Lace Embellished Trim Dress

Lace Embellished Trim Dress

Roman Originals

was: £80.00

£60.00

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Flute Hem Lace Dress

Flute Hem Lace Dress

Roman Originals

 

£48.00

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Coast Lucy Lace Shift Dress

Coast Lucy Lace Shift Dress

Coast

was: £149.00

£99.00

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Coast Zoe Ladder Detail Dress

Coast Zoe Ladder Detail Dress

Coast

 

£149.00

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Coast Windsor Mia Print Shift Dress

Coast Windsor Mia Print Shift Dress

Coast

was: £129.00

£79.00

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Coast Evelyn Soft Shift Dress D

Coast Evelyn Soft Shift Dress D

Coast

 

£129.00

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Coast Jagger Tiered Mesh Dress

Coast Jagger Tiered Mesh Dress

Coast

 

£169.00

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Coast Frieda Print Shift Dress

Coast Frieda Print Shift Dress

Coast

 

£99.00

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Hallie Dress Blue Multi

Hallie Dress Blue Multi

Hobbs Ltd

was: £189.00

£129.00

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Bridgette Stripe Dress Pink Multi

Bridgette Stripe Dress Pink Multi

Hobbs Ltd

was: £179.00

£119.00

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Alison Dress Neutral Black

Alison Dress Neutral Black

Hobbs Ltd

was: £159.00

£79.00

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Cecile Dress Ivry Chartreuse

Cecile Dress Ivry Chartreuse

Hobbs Ltd

was: £169.00

£109.00

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Harper Square Neck Dress Chartreuse

Harper Square Neck Dress Chartreuse

Hobbs Ltd

was: £169.00

£109.00

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Fiona Dress Ivory Multi

Fiona Dress Ivory Multi

Hobbs Ltd

was: £149.00

£99.00

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Abstract Floral Print Dress

Abstract Floral Print Dress

Roman Originals

 

£45.00

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Gold Jacquard Rose Gown Dress

Gold Jacquard Rose Gown Dress

Roman Originals

 

£80.00

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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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