There’s no better way to start the (holi)day than by taking a good shift… and bejeweling the crap out of it. This 60’s staple has recently been updated and upgraded with embellished hem and neck lines and fun school girl-esque collars (which can be purchased as an add-on so that you can include a little jazz in your current collection). Recently, colors have taken a bit of a brighter turn, and shapes have shifted to include sleeves and fuller skirts. So bust out the black eyeliner and bobby pins, ladies–it’s time to join the mod squad.

1. ASOS Embellished Collar Shift Dress, $79.30
I… I’m just going to buy this now. It is fall-out-of-your-chair cute, especially with black knee-highs and black flats. Plus, you’re getting extra flash on your trend cash with a beautifully bedazzled collar.

2. Lilly Pulitzer Adelson Shift Gold Lace Dress, $278
Leave it to the master of the original shift to create something classy, yet sassy. Wear this gold-trimmed goddess dress during a stay at your favorite lux resort this holiday season. Or, for those of us living in the real world, throwing an island-themed party mid-winter just to rock this frock works as well. Don’t forget the cocktail umbrellas.

3.  ModCloth The Snow-Flecked Swan Dress, $90
Ok, so it’s not a typical shift, but I guarantee you will be the bell of the snow-ball in this adorable little number. Check out the back!

4.  Dulcci Vetan Jewel-Front Jersey Shift, $128
One part Gatsby, one part swinging 60s, this embellished empress is super versatile. Pare it down for daytime with opaque tights, brogues, and a long cardigan; then jazz it up at night with classic black heels and an Audrey-esque updo.

5. Urban Outfitters Pins and Needles Peter Pan Tunic, $38
Tie a bold, printed vintage scarf into a drapey bow underneath the collar, then simply pair with flats and a cropped coif for an insta-Twiggy look.



  1. LOVED all the dresses and the top! 🙂 My two favs are the SOS bejeweled collar shift and the ModCloth Snow-Flecked Swan Dress; they’re darling! I know someone who would look Gorgeous in both of them! Another winning review – thanks Natalie for keeping me in the “now”! 🙂

  2. On Retro Glam article – What a fun way to ‘shift’ into the Holidays!

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