Though the shapeless sack was relatively unsuccessful, the more tailored shift caught on with many women of the era. Now, colourful new elements were introduced, such as the collarless jacket, worn with slim-fitting trousers and boots” (History of Fashion 1900-1970). It has been popular since the 1960s. This loose but narrow looking dress was very comfortable and easy to wear. Growth of the Shift Dress The shift dress silhouette experienced a revival in the 1960s. They are most flattering on body types that are more like columns. Because of its narrow cut, shift dresses are easiest to wear for women with a boyish shape. Lilly Pulitzer, who operated a juice stand in Palm Beach, Florida, often wore brightly colored, patterned shift dresses when she worked at the stand. It became the primary women’s dress style of the 1960s. A shift dress is a dress in which the cloth falls straight from the shoulders and has darts around the bust. See more ideas about 1960s fashion, 60s fashion, Vintage outfits. The early sixties were more reminiscent of the 1950s — conservative and restrained; certainly more classic in style and design. May 9, 2015 - Explore MoonAndArrow's board "1960's Shift Dresses" on Pinterest. It frequently features a high scoop or boat neck.[3]. Shirtwaist dresses, or shirtwaists for short, had a fitted button-down top, like a blouse, that ended at the waist. Meanwhile back in London, in 1966, Mary Quantqueen of the mini skirt took the shift dress and turned it into the mini dress, which was worn 6 or 7 inches above the knee. Left Montgomery Ward’s 1961 Shirtwaist of tropical colors printed on all cotton. Now, colourful new elements were introduced, such as the collarless jacket, worn with slim-fitting trousers and boots” (History of Fashion 1900-1970). 1960s men’s clothing perhaps marked the biggest shift in men’s fashion since the 19th century. For the past 150 years, clothing for men had been tailor-made, and plain and sombre in appearance. Though it is easy to shift or move around in a "shift dress," the term signifies a shift in culture. On January 20, 1961, the handsome and charismatic John F. Kennedy became president of the The dress was commissioned by Felicity Green, The Daily Mirror's influential fashion editor, who featured it in a sponsored promotion used to illustrate an article on women in business. A shift dress can be created in a variety of styles. That style immediately made a 20-year-old look 10, a … The dress represented the youthful, free and revolutionary attitudes of the time. The classic flapper dress was a short shift dress, often decorated with fringe or other types of embellishment. [2], "Meet CRAFT, the winning project of the second #EuropeanaChallenge 2016", "Fashion Archives: The History of the Shift Dress", "The Most Flattering Dresses For Your Body Type", "Find the Right Shift Dress for Your Figure", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Shift_dress&oldid=978798042, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 17 September 2020, at 00:37. A variation of the original shirtdress is the " T-shirt dress ". “Perhaps the most remarkable development in 1960s dress was the dramatic change in menswear. It was anticipated that the dress would sell around 3,000 units, but once the feature was … It can be dressed up or dressed down, and can be adapted to wear in any season. When the dress became popular in the late 1950s, American youth culture was at its height. The shift dress made a comeback in the 1960s, popularised by Hubert de Givenchy 's design for Audrey Hepburn 's Breakfast at Tiffany's dress, and Lilly Pulitzer 's designs for Jacqueline Kennedy. The shift dress became popular with women all over the world. The jumper dress was a Mary Quant invention that captured the youthful, playful, side of 1960s fashion. Lilly Pulitzer, who operated a juice stand in Palm Beach, Florida, often wore brightly colored, patterned shift dresses when she worked at the stand. Cotton sleeveless versions are popular in summer, and a shift can be paired with tights to wear in winter. The shift dress silhouette was first worn in the 1920s by flappers--young women who were defying social norms. A 1957 issue of Life magazine includes a photo of a typical cotton shirtdress selling for $25 in New York City. 1960s Fashion: Styles, Trends, Pictures & History 1960s fashion was bi-polar in just about every way.