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WARDROBE STAPLE: SHIFT DRESSES

Happy New Year!  The new year means different things to different people.  To all of us at Apricot Lane, 2018 means the beginning of a whole new year of fashion!  Over the next few months we are going to introduce you to key wardrobe pieces you should have in your closet, as well as ways to many outfits out of each key piece. 
Every woman should have a black shift dress in their closet.  The shift dress is basically a sleeveless dress that hits at or slightly above your knees.  Popular since the early 1960’s, it is universally flattering for all body types.  It’s simple, yet sophisticated look allows for it to be layered over or under a variety of clothing!
This timeless and flattering dress can be worn for professional and personal events as it converts easily from day to night. 

DAYTIME SHIFTS
Shift dresses are perfect for the office or an impromptu lunch with friends.   We recommend a black shift dress as black can be worn for both business-like and casual occasions.   Pair it with a cardigan, a string of pearls and heels for the office. 
Lunchtime dates can be a bit more casual paired with ballet flats, that same cardigan and a fun statement necklace.  Another casual daytime outfit would be to pair it with a denim jacket and white sneakers for a fun and active look!

EVENING SHIFTS
Going to dinner with friends and looking for something to wear?  Pair your black shift dress with dangling tassel earrings or a sparkly statement necklace.  Add strappy heels and a pashmina and you are ready to take on whatever the evening affords.  Add a belt or sash to your dress to accentuate your waist!

No matter the time of day or event you are going off to, the shift dress is a universally flattering piece you need to have as a part of your wardrobe.  Stay tuned next month as we talk about the versatility of dark denim!

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