Shift Dress Inspiration

Last week Colette Patterns released their latest design called Laurel, a simple shift style dress. Initially I didn’t think I would try it, but I realized I was mainly writing it off because of the length which would be an easy fix.


Colette Patterns is hosting a fantastic sewing contest to celebrate the release of this pattern, so I thought I would share a few inspiration photos for shift dresses today. My favorite shifts are mostly from the early sixties. They aren’t mini dresses, but are still simple and streamlined. Very chic.

How beautiful is this little peach number? What I found interesting in this dress was the lace detail. I love how the sleeves and yoke are both lace. It adds a bit of femininity to this sleek style.
1960s shift dress / vintage 60s lace cocktail dress / Bells and Bows 
{Available here
Next up is a mint lace stunner. This design is very simple, but uses the texture and color of the lace to give it interest. I think it’s just gorgeous.
1960s dress / lace 60s dress / De Menth lace shift dress 
{Available here}
Here is a sweet dress in creamy linen with the addition of crocheted lace trim at the neck, sleeves, and body of the dress. 
60s dress / 1960s white linen dress / 1960s day dress / 60s wedding dress / white dress - size medium to small 
{Available here}
Anyone else planning to make a little shift for Spring and Summer?

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