A shift dress is an understated dress in which the fabric falls directly from the shoulders and features no darts on the top of the body. It can come with a high scoop neck or a drop neck that hugs the body from the mid-thigh down. Most shifts are often mistaken with the sheath dress, however, which is typically form-fitting and styled by tight tucks in the hip area. Sheath dresses are also sometimes confused with the empire line dress, which features loose, flowing straps. If you prefer a more dramatic look, you may want to choose a dress that is more fitted. A fitted dress usually has the bodice fitted to the waist but does not feature any boning. Empire line dresses come with boning on the bodice but no boning on the skirt and usually do not sit at the hips.
Shift dresses come in many different colors, styles, and lengths. You can find a full shift dress, a short shift dress, or even a mini-shift dress. You may choose a shorter shift dress if you are going to be working with a short skirt for an evening out or on a picnic. You can wear a shorter shift dress during summertime when you are going to be swimming, or you can wear it in the spring when you will be skiing.
When it comes to choosing a dress, you should pay attention to the fabric of the dress. If you want a longer dress, then you may want to choose a fabric with a bit more durability, such as chiffon. A fabric that is slightly brighter or less dark than your skin tone is best for your skin tone. Also, if you want a more elegant and formal look, you may want to consider using a dress with a silk lining and bodice. You can also choose a long shift dress to give your legs some room, while still allowing them to feel sexy. Lastly, you may want to choose a long shift dress that has a V-neck.