March 20, 2011

Look for Less: Short-sleeve Shift Dress

When I think of the shift dress, I think of effortless sophistication. A short-sleeve shift dress can be paired with heels for an elegant evening look; a more casual shift dress pairs well with flat sandals and a stylish tote, resulting in a chic everyday look.

The runway inspiration comes from Proenza Schouler's Spring 2011 collection. Model Karolina Kurkova is pictured on the left; stylish actress Kate Bosworth has also worn this dress.

For a short-sleeve solid black dress for less than $100, opt for the Oasis 60's shift dress. For another great bargain, check out this crochet dress from Topshop.

EmersonMade's Mod Dress is sure to be on your must-have list. This dress comes in two colors, one in a solid black and the other in a lighter neutral color with pretty dots: mod dress - dot and mod dress - black. Both dresses are under $250. I absolutely love the Mod dress!

And, for those of you willing to spend more than $250 for a fabulous designer dress, these two picks are for you. I hesitate to include them in a look for less post, but these dresses are still far less expensive than couture designs that we see on runways and in fashion magazines.

If you love a pretty pink dress, Kate Spade shift dress will make you jump for joy. And last but not least, this pretty white shift dress from See by Chloe (pictured below) is simultaneously relaxed and elegant.

Stay tuned for more look for less posts - including more posts about shift dresses!

Photo Credit: via; Revolve Clothing

How will you wear a short-sleeve shift dress this spring?


  1. I love all of these shift dresses!! That kate spade one is super cute! And I adore the Emersonmade one!!