What is a Shift Dress?

A shift dress is a short dress without shaping. Usually sleeveless, these dresses can be plain or feature A-line skirts or empire waists.

In the late 1950’s and early 1960’s fashion icons Audrey Hepburn and Jacqueline Kennedy made this style famous and it became popular with women all over the world.

Images above: Jacqueline Kennedy, Sophia Loren, Audrey Hepburn, circa 1950’s.