Women often confuse between a skater dress and a shift dress. Both are short and comfortable dresses but there is a difference between them. Here is what you need to know about these two dresses:
What is a skater dress?
A skater dress is a short dress that is fitted at the waist and it flares out in an A-line shape from waist onwards to its hemline. It is a flirt clothing which looks super cute on women.
What is a shift dress?
Shift dresses are short dresses from the 60’s that are still quite popular. They are short, boxy and roomy without any fitted look at the waist. They just fall straight from top to bottom. Designers modify it in different ways to give each dress a different look. But fashion shift dresses are comfort clothing and easily available in different patterns.
How to Style a Skater Dress?
- Skater dresses look wonderful when layered. A long shrug or a cardigan according to the weather will look perfect.
- They go with both heels and boots. Summers call in for pretty heels while you can wear knee-high boots with a skater dress in the winters.
- Although they have a waistline you can still add a belt to highlight its beauty.
- Skater dresses can also be worn by younger girls. You can buy cute skater dresses if there is an occasion coming up. Prefer beautiful bright prints for them.
How to Style a Shift Dress?
- Usually shift dresses are loose but if you look around you will be able to find one that is tailored and glides over your curves.
- Try to avoid a very short shift dress if you are heavy on your thighs. Pick one that falls just on your knees.
- Shift dresses resemble tunics and in winters you can wear them with tights or leggings. Wear a pair of boots with this look.
- Shift dresses look great when you dress them up. For instance a leather jacket or a denim jacket depending on the type of dress you are wearing would look great. You could even throw a blazer over a shift dress, it actually looks great.
- If you have a sleeveless shift dress wear a shirt under it. Black and white combination would look great but then you have more options so match according to what is available in your wardrobe.
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