Have you noticed, I rarely wear red? Well,I don't know why but I never seem to find clothing I truly love in that color. I saw this dress online a few months back and I knew that was something I needed to have. The cut, the style, plus the color were the elements that got me to add this to my wardrobe plus this is my first shift dress.
Here's a little context about shift dresses. According to Deja Vu Vintage Finery, "A shift dress is a short, sleeveless dress that hangs from the shoulders. It is suitable for all body types and sizes. It has been popular since the 1960s. Though it is easy to shift or move around in a "shift dress," the term signifies a shift in culture. When the dress became popular in the late 1950s, American youth culture was at its height. The dress represented the youthful, free and revolutionary attitudes of the time. The credible shift dress entailed many features, it's short and straight with a simple line. It hangs loose on the body from the shoulders and is held together by side panels. The dress is sleeveless with a short hemline. The neckline is high, typically with a boat-neck collar. The dress has almost no detailing, beyond side panels and breast darts. The waist is de-emphasized. This allows women to move around freely without constraints. "