Mid century modern is the new (old?) rage in everything home decor and it has been for several years now. However, I’m also seeing that trend getting more and more prevelant in fashion. Exhibit one: the shift dress. I want to say the shift dress was very popular in the 60s- I’m thinking Austin Powers era. Well, guess what, it’s everywhere right now and I am loving it. 

Here’s why: it’s comfy. The shift dress tends to come in stretchy fabrics that flow comfortably without being restrictive, which is always a good thing. 

It hides flaws. Dresses can be flattering or they can be…not so much. The great part about the shift dress is that it flows straight down over your mid section, hiding anything you might not want to show off to the world (I’ve had four kids so you can imagine, I have a bit of that going on). 

It’s classic. There’s a reason they were popular back then and still are today. I feel like this dress could easily have been worn 50 years ago without a single alteration. There’s a reason mid century modern styles have held up so well. They’re clean without being cold. They’re modest without being stuffy. They’re fun without being trendy. I think that pretty much sums up this dress. 

It’s versatile. You’ll notice that this isn’t the first time I’ve shown you this dress. It can be dressed up or down. The short sleeves take it from winter with a sweater and tights to spring/summer with a pair of sandals. I can’t wait to see what all this dress has to offer as we move through the seasons- rest assured, you will be seeing it again. 

What do you think? Does the shift dress make it onto your wardrobe must have list? 

Dress: Loft

Coat: Loft

Infinity scarf: Loft

Booties: Rockport