6 Stylish Shift Dress Picks
With no defined waist, a shift dress can be a great camouflager—if you find the right one for your shape. Here’s what to look for.
What to know: Since the cut is loose and lacks a defined waist, it hides a multitude of sins. Opt for a style with seaming and darts to achieve a more tailored, flattering look. “For the office, the hem should graze the knee,” says Kevin Carrigan, the global creative director of Calvin Klein. Sleek solids or geometric prints are most businesslike; the angled color blocking on the dress shown here can elongate a short torso.
To buy: French Connection silk dress, $248, frenchconnection.com.
Click through this gallery to find the right shift dress for your shape, or browse more of our favorite work dresses: