15 Shift Dress Picks for Summer

colorblock summer shift dress white clutch

With the warmer months back in full swing, I reignite my love for an easy, ready-to-wear dress; the shift dress is no exception … and might be the very best of the best.  The shift dress is one of the easiest silhouettes to wear; it’s generally cut straight from the shoulders down (sometimes flowing away from the hip area).  It’s loose shape and shorter hem makes it an adorable summer option.  Some shift dresses are more casual, perfect for throwing on with an adorable pair of sandals and a relaxed denim jacket, and others are dressier – great for events, date night, cocktail parties, you name it.  I’m also adding to my growing “wants” list with this one, including a mod Kate Spade dress that I’ll be dreaming of dancing in and a vegan leather shift dress by Tinley Road that will forever be a staple in your closet.  At $49, this cut-out printed shift dress from Nordstrom is the perfect Summer staple, and at $67 this floral print frill-sleeve dress is Summer party ready.

Don’t forget – Shopbop is offering 25% off their entire Sale section.  Shopbop sales are rare and awesome, so stock up on Summer goods now.

First image via Wendy’s Lookbook // Dress:  Rachel Zoe Jonah Colorblock Mini Dress



  1. amy

    i want to buy at least half of these right now!!!

    • Lexi

      I’m having the same problem! Love so many of these!

  2. Great finds. A shift dress is just about perfect for any occasion.

  3. sahra

    great pics! I’ve been loving shifts dresses lately, finding the ease and comfort of the loose fit perfect for sticky-hot days!

    XO Sahra

  4. Lindsey

    I have been searching high & low for great summer shifts. Loving all of your finds. The Tibi & Mademoiselle Tara dresses are my faves!


    • Lexi

      Woo hoo! So glad I could help! Love both of those too. 🙂

  5. Nikki

    I love shift dresses especially for summer. That Tibi one is fabulous and so is the Milly one!!


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