Shift Dress

Fashion experiment alert! I flew out of my comfort zone with this shift dress.*** Like I mentioned in the past, my go-to look usually comprises of a pencil skirt and a top/blouse. When it comes to dresses, I gravitate towards structured and fitted silhouettes.

However, I decided to take a chance with this shift dress from Asos. While the dress is super comfortable, I find it very one-dimensional. I love versatile fashion items that can easily transition from day to night, casual to dressy, and even be remixed to create a totally new outfit. I will be scouring the internet for other styling options for the dress. Once I discover alternative styling options for the dress, I will share on the blog.

How to wear a shift dress

How to wear a shift dress

How to wear a shift dress

***A shift dress is a straight-cut dress that has no defined waist and ends somewhere slightly above the knee.

OUTFIT DETAILS: Dress (Currently on sale for $17 here); shoes (here); Clutch (old, similar here); statement necklace (similar here)

Do you have a shift dress you have been dying to wear, I have rounded up a few styling tips to help you successfully pull this look off:

#Shift dress with pockets

Since the shift dress usually has no definition, pockets may help the wearer feel a little more grounded. If your dress doesn’t come with pockets (and pockets will look nice on them), consider finding a good seamstress that can add cute pockets to your dress.

Shift Dress Outfits

 Photo Cred: The Petti Coat,, Viva Luxury


Accessories can instantly transform a drab shift dress. Three or more accessories will help create the look you want.

How to wear a shift dress

Photo cred: via Pinterest, Wendy’s Lookbook, Extra Petite

# Add a clutch

A clutch is a simpler bag to pair with a shift dress. This will contribute to a less bulky look.

How to style a shift dress

Photo cred: Wendy’s Lookbook, A Simple Kind of Life, Atlantic Pacific

# Shift dress & belt

This is the easiest way to transform a shift dress. Simply use a belt to cinch the waist to create more definition and a hourglass shape.

How to style a shift dress

Photo cred: Collage Vintage, Atlantic Pacific, Extra Petite

Have other tips to share? Sound off in the comments section, I would love to hear from you.


  1. Really loving the colour of this dress on you!
    Andréa Christine
    Polette Eyewear Review | SimplyFashionTV

  2. Abi Erogbogbo says:

    Cuzzo, I need you to style me. I just came back to your blog to find styling ideas. Fashion industry is calling you!

  3. Hi! Do you by any chance have a direct link to the “A Simple Kind of Life” page for the second dress under the “add a clutch” section. I am loving it! Thanks :)

    • Tosin AK says:

      Hi Taylor, I am so sorry, I was unable to find the direct link. I will keep looking though. Thanks for stopping by!

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