Not too many of us are dressing up in cocktail gowns or work attire these days because we’re still stuck at home. So, what are you wearing these days? Are you hanging out in your PJs, old sweatpants, or a moo moo? For me, I live in shift dresses.
I’ve never been a fan of jeans
Call me weird, but they’ve never worked with my high-waist and poochy tummy. Stretch pants are okay, but they never let you know when you’ve eaten too much and that can get out of control.
There’s nothing as comfy and airy as shift dresses
The reason I love them and wear them practically every day in summer is that they’re loose, easy to slip on and off, and keep you cool.
In a way, they’re reminiscent of your grandma’s housedress. Remember those shapeless wonders?
Shift dresses have more class and remind me of the cute dresses I wore in the late 60s and early 70s. In high school, I wore them 10” above my knees. I would kill to get that figure back but I’m afraid it’s a lost cause.
I don’t dare wear them that high anymore, but some women in their 60s actually carry it off. For most us over 50, knee length is always flattering
Shift dresses are styled with simplicity in mind. They are generally A-line cut dresses that hide your flaws whether you have a large tummy, big hips, or ample breasts. Most are sleeveless, but you can find iterations that have sleeves or other embellishments.
Don’t confuse them with a sheath dresses
Sheaths are designed to be form fitting so unless you have a perfect figure, shift dresses are a better choice. They’re much more forgiving on an older figure.
This is a shift dress I found at Nordstrom Rack. I loved it so much I bought two. This one has red tones and the other one is blue.
Don’t you just love my “lockdown” hair and no makeup? Yikes! I just can’t go there right now!
Take advantage of this amazing sale. Check out these beautiful shift dresses.
Choose a dress best suited for your body shape
We all come in different sizes in shapes but the nice thing about shift dresses is that they work for most of us.
Are you a pear shape?
A pear-shaped body is smaller in the waist and bust with heavier hips. If that’s you, look at shift dresses that are classic A-lines. The best way to diminish a large bottom is to choose a dress with a layer or a dark color at the bottom.
Are you an apple shape?
Apple’s carry most of their weight in their bellies so you want to make sure your shift dress is loose fitting. Your legs are likely to be thin or shapely so you can flaunt them while covering up your midsection.
No Curves – no problem
Some women have boyish athletic figures. The best shift dresses in that case may be those with pretty patterns, a deep neckline or embellishments that add the illusion of curves.
Are you more Mae West? Come on down and see me sometime.
Mae was a classic hourglass figure. She had large breasts, a small waist, and curvy hips.
Some shift dress patterns are designed with embellishments that accentuate the waistline and widen out at the hips.
If you have large breasts V-neck shift dresses are very flattering and if your arms are saggy, a few have ¾ length sleeves.
Whatever your shape, shift dresses are an easy way to look attractive and be comfortable just about anywhere.
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