Outfit Post: Scalloped Shift

I worked on a series of a few dresses falling into a shift dress line and I will slowly be sharing each one with you. In case you didn’t know, the shift dress has a pretty basic shape and a distinct set of characteristics. Shift dresses are characterized by a classic silhouette usually being sleeveless, having no defined waist, and stopping about the knee. They definitely make for the perfect mini and are very feminine.

I came across this cotton, scalloped edge fabric in Joann’s and bought it not knowing what it would become at the time. Then it hit me, the hemline would be a perfect and different detail for a shift dress.

It is embroidered with flowers, has a bit of an anglais effect with perforations, and offers just the perfect amount of detailing to this simple silhouette.

The building featured in this outfit post is in Georgetown, Guyana and is one of our examples of old colonial architecture. You can spot the wrought iron which has probably been there from the time the building was erected. Also, notice how detailed the ceilings are – it is just breathtaking!

Photographs by Michael Fernandes, of course.

shoes: similar here
earrings: here

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