As a timeless work wear staple for decades, women have flocked to the sheath dress for its versatility, classic styling, and flexibility in the workplace. And as temperatures start to warm, I can’t help but notice more and more women walking the streets in beautifully styled sheath dresses.
A classic, well-made sheath is a great option for important meetings, presentations, or unplanned client happy hours. And it’s a dress that will easily carry you from your desk to date night. A sheath dress also provides flexibility in its ability to navigate different seasons. Throw on a pair of tights, booties and a blazer during colder months, and you’re able to secure a substantial amount of wear from one staple piece. Even with a classic, more traditional silhouette, there is ample opportunity to express your personal style within the fabric + cut + details of a sheath dress. It’s a winner in my wardrobe.
Here are my favorite sheaths for Summer Sixteen!
I adore this dress for its classic silhouette, but more importantly for the beautiful, stunning pattern! If you’re looking to express your personality and personal style in the workplace, this dress needs to be in your closet.
The zigzag stripe motif is on trend this summer, and the flattering crew neck + cutaway shape will carry you well into fall and beyond. Throw on a black blazer for work, and transition into a leather moto jacket for an evening out on the town.
This beauty is also tall-friendly and plenty long if you feel like rocking some high heels.
LAUREN Dress from Kim and Proper
This modified sheath dress is a versatile must-have for summer Fridays! With a traditional collared neckline, ivory button detailing, above-the-knee length, and a rich olive green color, I am smitten.
Pair this dress with a braided belt and heels for your work day, then transition to leather sandals or a fedora to incorporate that summertime beach vibe. And tall ladies should know that Kim and Proper includes a 2” hemline on all dresses, so there’s room to play with length.
If you are looking to start your collection of sheath dresses, or for a new LBD, the Bedford Dress is a wonderful wardrobe staple. A classic crew neck, above-the-knee hemline, and black stretch fabric lend well to statement accessories, a blazer with a pop of color, or a cutting-edge shoe.
I also swoon over the Hudson Dress with its minimalist style, cap sleeves and heather gray fabric. Straight on, this dress exudes a traditional + elegant vibe, but hidden black architectural detailing reveals a modern, city-chic look.
The Sarah 6.0 from MM.LaFleur
A sophisticated sheath with a modern twist. The structured cut-away shoulder, streamlined silhouette, and almost flutter feeling to the cap sleeve give this sheath a little something something. And the dress is machine-washable + wrinkle free so it’s a great grab-and-go piece for Fridays when you’re not feeling like taking out the iron.
I would love to see your favorite sheath dresses that you rock all summer long at the office. Post on Instagram and use #SixFootSheath to share. Enjoy the week lovelies!
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