One of the funniest things I’ve read in a while was Gayle admitting in Oprah magazine that she is a sheath-a-holic. I’d never heard that term before, but I instantly realized that was me too. I can honestly say that about 95% of the dresses I own are this classic Jackie O style.
Like good friends my sheath dresses are steady, solid and reliable, but slight changes in necklines, colors, fabrics and details give each its own unique personality and special value.
A sheath dress is my personal go to outfit. It works for me, so I’m sticking to it. Maybe you should give one a try too? Here’s are 4 reasons I think you should say yes to a sheath dress this fall.
Sheath dresses were an instant hit when they arrived on the fashion scene in the 50′s and fast became a classic wardrobe staple.
They’re a symbol of chic and look just as modern, feminine and powerful today on women like Michelle Obama , as they did decades ago on famous stars like Audrey Hepburn.
This gorgeous Trina Turk sheath dress is right in style with its tweed and Basket weave material and faux leather accents. I think this is a great length for a sheath dress, but you can go a little longer to the knee, if you prefer.
Sheath dresses have stayed in style for so long because they flatter feminine figures. They fit across the shoulder and bust and nip in at the waist following your curves and skimming your shape.
Even if you are not stick thin, a sheath dress is a very pleasing style on most body types. An added bonus- this style with its straight, lean line will make your legs look extra long and therefore make you look thinner too.
This Samba red one is extra pretty with its keyhole neckline that’s got a subtle, peek-aboo style. This dress would look great to out to dinner in or you could wear it to the office paired with a black, grey or navy jacket to give it more authority.
Sheath Dresses are the Perfect Blank Canvas to let you Experiment
One of my favourite things about the sheath dress is that is so much fun to accessorize. Because it is basically a blank canvas you can have fun injecting some personality in the way of shoes, bags, jewelry, wraps. and jackets.
Big statement necklaces look really great with a sheath dress, so do bracelets and cuffs, scarves and belts. A classic pointy toe pump always looks perfect with a sheath, but with such a blank screen any sexy shoe looks fab.
Try strappy high sandals, mules, wedges, platforms, slingbacks, ankle strap shoes, booties or tall boots.
Animal prints are very in this fall and add a touch of edginess to this classic style. By day choose more conservative black shoe and bag for this Kate Spade Cheetah print Sheath.
After hours bring out a pair or emerald, purple, oxblood or metallic pumps to make this come alive and feel free to throw on some bling.
Sheath Dresses are Practical and Appropriate
Dress it up or dress it down, you can wear this style of dress anywhere. It’s a great power piece because its bold and commanding.
Did I mention that sheath dresses are always very classy and ladylike too?
Do you wear sheath dresses? Send us a photo and we’ll post it!