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Top 10 Cotton Shift Dresses

Ten Go-To Dresses For Summer

Ten Go-To Dresses For Summer

We’re of the opinion that a woman can never have enough shift dresses. If you agree, you’ll be pleased to know that this list contains the top ten cotton shift dresses you can find on the internet right now. Ideal for daily or weekend wear, you won’t be disappointed in these cute frocks. We’ve got a wide range of styles, so you’ll be sure to find the best one for your mood or occasion. Looking for the ideal off-the-shoulder dress to embrace one of this season’s top trends? You’re in luck. What about a relaxed dress for your next first date? We’ve got that and then some. We always want you to dress to impress, so set your mind to turning some heads in any of the top ten cotton shift dresses. 

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May 10, 2017

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The Rankings


Lush Stripe Off the Shoulder Dress

Our Score

LOVED FOR: This classic shift dress is updated with an off-the-shoulder neckline and flattering slim stripes.

STYLE WITH: Sporty sneaks—we love mixing styles, and pairing this dress with a cute pair of kicks is a great way to do it. 


THML Stripe Shift Dress

Our Score

LOVED FOR: Boho flare

USERS SAID: “Such a fun, flattering dress. Can be dressed up or down easily and is perfect for a casual office environment or going out with friends! Runs true to size.”


FREEWAY Embroidered Ruffle Dress

Our Score

WHERE TO WEAR: On summer vacation

USERS SAID: “This dress is adorable! It is also super comfortable! I wore it with wedges and a cardigan for Easter and it was perfect. It could also be worn as a bathing suit cover-up.”


Holding Horses Elira Striped Dress

Our Score

BEST FOR: A travel-friendly dress

USERS SAID: "I will be living in this dress this summer. The way the stripes are pieced together on this makes it very flattering."


Madewell Denim Drop-Hem Shirtdress

Our Score

LOVED FOR: Its longer hem length

USERS SAID: "I pulled this guy out of the bag and I don't think I'll take it off all summer. I'm tall (5'9") and sometimes Madewell dresses feel short on me, but this beauty is just right. It might be the perfect throw-on-and-go dress and there are pockets. I got my usual size small. Seriously- BUY IT!"


Moon River Woven Dress

Our Score

SYLE WITH: Gladiator sandals and a colorful woven bag

LOVED FOR: Its feminine embroidery


Lilly Pulitzer Marlowe Stripe Pima Cotton Shift Dress

Our Score

BEST FOR: Slimming your figure

USERS SAID: “I was a bit wary of a dress with so many horizontal stripes, but I was pleasantly surprised that the many widths and the two contrasting colors make for an optically slimming effect! The cotton is soft and comfortable, and the thickness is just right to cover imperfections and hang loosely.”


Roberta Roller Rabbit Calista Embroidered Dress

Our Score

LOVED FOR: Colorful embroidery

STYLE WITH: A pair of vibrant statement earrings and a poppy lip color


Press Henley Shift Dress

Our Score

BEST FOR: Wearing to the office—you’ll definitely want to get this modern shirtdress in every color it comes in.

STYLE WITH: Your favorite cardigan and sandals—you won’t be able to get over how easy it is to accessorize this simple, stunning dress.


Socialite High Neck Dress

Our Score

USERS SAID: “Super comfortable and lightweight. You can dress it up with heels and a necklace or dress it down with Converse. Super versatile. I'm usually an XS or S and the XS fit perfectly.”

BEST FOR: Girls who love pockets and easy, simple dresses

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