They say that once you find what works for your shape, stick with it. I think I've taken this advice a little too literally because when I see a shift dress, I usually have to buy it. I think the shape is so wearable and can easily be taken from casual to evening depending on how you style it. I love all the 60's style dresses that arearound at the moment, the high necks and super high hems to match! The paneling and textured material of this dress really appealed to me. I'm not quite sure about this shirt under it now, the print looks far more blue in real life, but hey ho.