Sheath dresses are your favorite desk-to-date dresses because they are clean-cut. They´re often sleeveless but they could also come with cap sleeves. You can tell if a dress is sheath if it´s similar to a shift dress (streamlined) but fitting closer to the body – with a nipped in waist – and has a knee length hemline.
Sheath dress is one of the most body-type friendly dresses. It looks great on a curvy, short, full bust or small bust, figures. If you have short waist and long legs, go for a straight sheath. If you have long waist and long legs, go for a semi-fitted sheath.
Here are seven work-appropriate and date-flattering sheath dresses for you.
1. A colorblock ponte sheath dress
Colorblock Ponte Sheath, $120.00
Remember the time when colorblock was the hottest thing? This sheath dress is a colorblock of comet blue and white, a truly elegant combination of colors. It has a square neckline, has banded waist, and, as you can see, it´s sleeveless!
Because it´s made of rayon, nylon and spandex, the dress is crisp which suited for the office. Wear it with white tailored blazer and black pumps for a professional look, or wear it as is with gold high heels for a date.
2. A framed geo ponte sheath dress
Framed Geo Ponte Sheath, $110.00
Your ponte sheath dress maybe clean and neat but it can also be bold and chic. If you need to add a little fashion-forward attitude to your wardrobe without making it obvious, you should go for this black and white printed frock.
Because the dress is already a statement, you simply have to add a black blazer and black pump. Adding a bright bag to the look wouldn´t hurt.
3. A gold snakeskin sheath
BR Monogram Gold Snakeskin Sheath, $130.00
One way to wake up your work wardrobe is to experiment with sparkle. Sequined or metallic pieces can be easily worn to work if teamed with teamed with subdued shades such as black, white, and naturals, or if layered with solid fabrics such as cotton cardigans or jackets.
To wear this gold metallic sheath dress to work, layer it with an off-white, blush, nude or black long cardigan, or a light pink peplum jacket to tone it down. Stick with nude shoes.
4. A sloan-fit blue sheath dress
Sloan-Fit Blue Sheath, $140.00
If you can´t go bold with print, you can opt for a chic colored sheath dress instead. This dress boosts a tailored silhouette which smoothly contours your figure. Its fabric is stretchy and refined.
Wear it with a white or a bright jacket to work. Add a slim, colored belt on the waist for date. Bright colors that blend well with this shade of blue are orange, yellow, and purple-blue.
5. A monogram faux-leather
BR Monogram Faux-Leather Shift, $140.00
This is an example of a straight sheath dress. It´s perfect for women with short waist and long legs such as Michelle Obama.
It has a girly light pink color and a classy leather look. Because it has cap sleeves, this sheath is a ready to wear. Polish it with elegant DÓrsay pumps.
6. A monogram ponte cut-out dress
BR Monogram Ponte Cutout Dress, $130.00
Dare to add some sex appeal to your look without appearing like you tried? This tailored cocoon sheath dress is the answer. It features cutout neckline and sleeveless style. And of course, it accentuates your curves thanks to its piped waist.
If you want to divert the eye from your neckline, go for a pair of catchy shoes such as t-strap black pumps.
7. Piped lace sheath
Piped Lace Sheath, $150.00
Do you avoid wearing lace to work because they´re too feminine? Well, lace is no longer overly girly. In dress, lace is fierce. I totally adore this mono dress because of its effortless cool attitude. It has a high neckline and at the back of the neck you´re treated with a cute buttoned keyhole.
Probably the best feature of this dress other than its modern lace is its navy taffeta banded waist. Really, it makes your waist narrower than they are.