Shifting Back to the 60's

I do love a good shift dress, this was £8 from Primark 4 years ago.







Dress: Primark
Shoes: Matalan


I like how they've got a 60's feel about them, and how the shape's really flattering despite most being so short they barely protect your modesty. Sadly the one I'm wearing is almost ready for the bin, there's various little holes and claw marks where Theo's savaged it, and has probably been worn a good 100 times in the 4 years I've owned it - making each wear a bargain at 8p!

I've also attempted a mini beehive, thoughts? I think I look a little like a ginger bet lynch, I so should have had my hair like this when I worked in whetherspoons to scare off all the old men queueing for their ale at 9 in the morning with their 50p off vouchers....

For anyone else who shares a shifty love of dresses I've scounted around and found some nice'uns all for under £25. I'm currently deciding which one should replace my beloved primark frock.



Top Row 1. £17 Dorothy Perkins
2. £24 Dorothy Perkins
3. £24 Awear
4. £20 Dorothy Perkins

Bottom Row 1. £26.99 Missguided
2. £20 Boohoo
3. £20 Asos
4. £18.99 Misguided


Which are you're favourites?

36 comments

  1. The dress and shoes are gorgeous.

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  2. Those shoes are divine! I LOVE the second one on the bottom row :)

    Maria xxx

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  3. I LOVE shift dresses! This one looks really nice on you xx

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  4. Awww, I love the very first one, lace, that´s all that matters to me at the moment:)
    Your Primark one is nice as well though x

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  5. Your outfit is very cute. That dress is so pretty and I adore your shoeboots. The first dress on each level are my faves. Now following you :)

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  6. I love this dress on you, it really suits you :)
    I love them shoes also,
    shift dresses are quite flattering if you have the figure which you've got :)
    the 60's look always seems to loook so good!!

    i'm your new follower btw, and i love your blog, its very pretty!

    you want to follow back?

    charlotelizabeth.blogspot.com

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  7. I can't pick a favourite they're all so nice!! I'd probably have to go for the dorothy perkins dress second along I love that!! xx

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  8. Hi! I just stumbled upon your blog, and I totally love your style! I really dig the mod-ish feel of this outfit! The print on that dress is just lovely!
    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

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  9. It looks lovely on you! I love the print as well :)

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  10. yours is amaaaaazing! so gorgeous and i absolutely love the second in the bottom row :) love it. fab post :) ronan x

    http://ronanronanronan.blogspot.com/

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  11. Love the colour blocking of the second Missguided one!

    Any of them would make a deserved replacement of your Primark beauty!
    xxx

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  12. Shoes are GORGEOUS!!

    xxx

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  13. Shoes are amazing! Love the print of the dress too, nice & bright :) x

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  14. I actually think your hair looks really pretty like that! Love all of the dresses but the second one across from Dorothy Perkins is really pretty :}

    xx

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  15. Love your hair! It looks fab! :) x

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  16. I think the first two are great, they are quite classic which is what you want so you can wear it for 4 years just like the Primark one x

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  17. Oooh, I do like a good shift dress. And I am in need of a new one, so thanks for the inspirations!

    I think the beehive looks very chic.

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  18. Your hair looks great!! I love the black wedges!

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  19. Oh that dress is so fun! I love the colors and print. Very 1960s indeed. Your hair totally completes the look.
    XOXO

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  20. I love a good shift dress! I recently bought one from F&F at Tesco and it's the best-fitting dress I think I've ever owned, really impressive!

    I love the beehive too, I think it's a really lovely look on you.

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  21. I love Primark! hahahaha it's amazing :)

    I follow you, I like your bloooog :D
    gretting from spain ♥


    caravinvonvan.blogspot.com ♥

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  22. i very much like that dress, although personally i don't think i suit shift dresses.

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  23. So it's basically VINTAGE and you don't have to say it's Primark! ;) He he. I wear a lot of pieces from the previous years collections and everyone asks me where did I get it. That way I don't bump into girls wearing the same thing. ;) Of course this doesn't stretch to some things, but you know what I mean! X



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  24. I'm a sucker for 50s dresses but I must say this 60s inspired shift dress looks very lovely on you! Simple and cute! :)

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  25. I love shift dresses so much right now!

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  26. Hi from Glasgow. Just found your blog - it's fab. Will have a wee read through. xx
    We Shop Therefore We Are

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  27. Love the dress - your hair looks really pretty like that!

    I wouldn't be able to pull off a shift dress but I love the first one by Dorothy Perkins! xx

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  28. Ohmigosh, this look is so perfectly retro - I love it! You can't even tell the dress is ready for the bin.

    Your beehive is fabulous too, brava!

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  29. All the cloth looks nice and pretty .

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  30. Your hair looks great here too! Really finishes off that 60's look :D xx

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  31. Wow! I love your hair in this:-) http://joshdetheridge.blogspot.com/

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