The Best Yellow Shift Dresses to Buy Right Now

Lush Yellow Shift Dress

Dress: Lush Yellow Shift Dress | Shoes: Stuart Weitzman Highland Boots | Purse: Chanel Medium Boy Bag | Eyewear: Round Tortoise Sunglasses | Jewelry: Giles and Brother Cortina Cuff

The color yellow always brightens my day. It lifts my mood, and the hue just brings a smile to my face. Does that happen to you? Today, I wanted to share my go-to yellow shift dresses along with other styles to keep in mind when you’re shopping.

Yellow Shift Dresses

Are you thinking, “why do I need yellow shift dresses?” Friends, you aren’t living if you don’t invest in the style! Trust me, you won’t regret it. In many ways, I’ve found friends and family are afraid to wear yellow on a day-to-day basis.

Why is that? Perhaps women feel the color is too bold. On the other hand, they may not be wearing the right yellow dresses. Similar to all colors, there is a spectrum of Pantone hues. Daffodil, mustard yellow, neon, the list goes on and on. The key is to find a tone that works with your skin tone.

Multicolor Brick Wall Chicago

What Yellow Works On Me?

Thankfully, most yellow tones work with my skin tone. Additionally, when I wear the color, strangers will consistently compliment me on what I’m wearing. However, I’ve learned a very important lesson along the way. If I pick a yellow outfit, I have to go all-in (like the version I wore in Chicago above).

Part of the beauty of yellow outfit is the confidence that you exude when wearing it. Bold colors need bold attitudes.

Jennifer Lake Lilly Pulitzer Yellow Lace Dress

The Yellow Shift Dresses Test

Okay, friends. In the next couple of weeks, I want you to test the yellow shift dresses test. Trust me, this is a worthwhile endeavor. After selecting a tone that works best with your skin tone, wear the outfit around close family and friends. Gauge their reaction.

If you’ve picked the right shade, I’d be shocked if you don’t get a sweet compliment. Case in point, this beautiful Lilly Pulitzer lace dress.

Gucci Mini Sylvie Bag

Styling Tips

Below, I’m highlighting some of my best advice to styling a yellow shift dress. In many ways, accessories also majorly help an outfit. Choose your pieces wisely to make sure the look is cohesive and chic!

Pair with Gold Jewelry

Furthermore, if you wear a yellow shift dress, I highly recommend styling it with a gold necklace and/or earrings. Basically, gold will complement the warm tones of the yellow and add other visual interest to your outfit.

Silver Jewelry Also Works

At the same time, I’ve seen similar success with wearing silver statement jewelry. The balance of cool and warm tones work nicely together. If you need to pick between two metallics, I recommend gold over silver, though.

One Color Pairing Alone

If you decide to pair it with a color, similar to what I did in my Portugal outfit above, be sure to keep it just one shade! In this case, I chose to pair the yellow dress with blue.

Keep Things Simple

Overall, don’t overthink anything. The best lesson? Keep things simple. Generally, it’s best to your accessories simple and neutral. Do not pair too many colors together!

In Closing

What are some of your go-to options? Drop a comment below and let me know the styles that you love. Plus, I’m always on the hunt for new pieces to add to my closet.

Vintage Yellow Beaded Tunic Dress

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    Carrie Colbert wrote:

    Love the making you happy list at the end. 🙂


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      Jenn Lake wrote:

      Thanks lady! Always good to end the week on a positive note! Happy Friday!

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    Dana Mannarino wrote:

    Love this post, Jenn! And that little happy list made me happy! 🙂

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      Jenn Lake wrote:

      Thanks so much Dana! I hope you have some fun weekend plans!

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  3. C

    I can totally relate – I tend to be indecisive (unless it’s shopping!!)


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