60's Style Shift Dresses
The first shift dresses that came about were in the 1920’s. It was a stark contrast to the corseted, restricted dresses of yesteryear. The 20’s ushered in a time of social change and for women the “flapper” style introduced dresses they could easily maneuver and dance in. The shift dress featured a short hemline and dropped waist.
The ‘40s and ‘50s saw a backpedal of the shift dress as the Great Depression dampened the frivolity of fashion. Waist-hugging hourglass silhouettes were back in but by the 60’s the playful, fun shift dress emerged once again, with more spunk and popularity than ever.
The 60’s brought a more tailored look to the shift dress and thus became influential in the Mod movement. Givenchy and Lilly Pulitzer put their own iconic spin on the shift dress.
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Now that you know the history behind the shift dress, soak into some sizzling 60s vibes with these handpicked favorites! Click the dress to shop the look!