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Southern Fashion Must Have: Shift Dresses

Southern Summer Fashion is a balancing act of staying cute and staying cool and the shift dress is the answer to that dilemma. Everyone Southern girl loves a great shift dress. They are the perfect piece for any Southern Summer event, from weddings to cookouts you can never go wrong.

Here are three reasons we love shift dresses:

  • Dress them up or down: These shoes look good in heels or flats. You can transition from work to a date with ease. And back to flats when said date is a hot mess.
  • Instant weight loss: As a Black Southern Belle we love food.  I like to think Southern Food tastes even better in the summer. The shift dress is perfect for showing off those legs and hiding the tummy when you have had too many peach cobblers and mint juleps.
  • Perfect for the heat: The shift dress is nice and airy. You may not be able to keep your press and curl on point in the humidity but your dress will still look great.

We love shift dresses and keep them stocked in our closets here at Black Southern Belle and consider them a Southern Fashion Staple. If you are looking for some options, we provided some below. No matter what terrible blind date or oversized family event you have to attend this summer, a shift dress is always the right fit.

No matter what life throws at you, a shift dress will keep you stylish when someone decides to invite you to an outdoor wedding in Mississippi this August (we love Mississippi but not outside in August).

Happy shopping BSBs!




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Michiel Perry

Michiel is a Black Southern Belle living a lowcountry life. I love all things fashion, home decor and southern! When I am not running around doing fun stuff for Black Southern Belle, I live in antique stores and have a minor obsession with historic homes 🙂

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