We’re going to go out on a limb and guess that your checklist for “best dress ever” looks a lot like ours: it must be comfortable, flattering, versatile, and with just enough detail to make it interesting, but not so much that every time you wear it others will think “oh, there she is in that dress again.” (Are we on the right track?)
With that in mind, we’re pretty sure you’re going to love this A Label by Amanda Uprichard shift dress in classic black or jewel-rich cobalt. Worn without a belt, the drapey fabric of this just-above-knee-length shift skims your body perfectly—and with a belt, it accentuates your waist and gives it a totally different look. But our favorite part is the cutaway details at the sleeve and back. The nearly-elbow-length short sleeves have a deep slice that ends in a tie, giving the look a flirty edge. The neckline in the back has a sexy keyhole that shows a flash of skin—but never a bra strap. Brilliant.
Wear this versatile shift bare-legged with sandals or with tights, ankle boots, and a jacket on top when it’s chilly. This dress really does work with everything you own.
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