How To Style A Sheath Dress

by Milana

If you ask me, sheath dresses never go out of style- they are classy and sophisticated at most, but you can always put your own spin on it! Whether it’s funky jewelry, footwear, trendy materials (think metallic!) or colours, it’s up to you! To show you how easy it is to incorporate it into your wardrobe, I chose a rather simple grey dress from Modcloth!

Style 1: Business smart

Pumps/Laptop bag/Earrings/Scarf/Peplum suit jacket/Leather gloves

This is look is a great example on how something business appropriate doesn’t have to look maternal or boring! The peplum jacket is so versatile, you can combine it with anything in your closet- it looks especially good when the rest of the outfit is rather clean-cut and sleek! With the cashmere scarf and leather gloves, and maybe a pair of black tights, are you perfectly prepped for fall!

Style 2: Girly

Ballet flats/Mary Janes/Beret/Ring/Cardigan/Bag

Got a date with your beau after work and don’t have the time to change your outfit? Add a cozy cardigan, tights and a pair of different shoes and you’re almost good to go! I added a vintage-inspired ring, a beret (probably the most fashionable way to keep your head warm) and a lace bag which brings the dress to a whole other level! You can also wear it with both heels and flats- suede booties would look superb, too!

Style 3: Roughin’ it up

Tights/Clutch/Ring/Ankle Boots/Belt/Jacket

‘Sheath dress’ obviously doesn’t mean that you have to combine it with classic, no-fuss accessoires! Pair it with an oversized jumper that you cinch with a boyfriend belt at your waist, put on some black tights and kick-ass boots! The jacket, clutch and ring finish it off nicely. Perfect for a night out!

A Few Tips

  • If your dress has a shiny or eye-catching material, tone down the colours (you can never go wrong with black!) and stick to simple materials like cotton, jersey or knitwear.
  • Cinching your waist is always a good idea with those dresses! Take a belt or peplum jackets/cardigans.
  • Cardigans also work as a way to cover up your arms, in case you don’t feel comfortable with sleeveless styles. (Turtleneck) sweaters, worn underneath the dress, cover up and add warmth, too!
  • A variety of shoes can look great with this dress, but I’d stay away from knee-high boots and such. Ankle boots and pumps are the safest choices!

Have Your Say…

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