A sheath style dress defines the figure and is a timeless classic that is easy to wear. Sheath dresses come in a variety of solid colors, florals and prints. The beauty of the sheath dress is it goes everywhere. You can wear it to shop, to the office, a cocktail party and weddings. A sheath dress can be dressed up with jewelry or a colorful scarf and they are available in a wide range of prices. A black sheath dress is the perfect LBD (Little Black Dress).
Tips for choosing sheath dresses:
A dress with darts helps to flatter the fit.
Avoid boxy styles or styles that are too tight.
Armholes should be high enough to hide your bra.
Knee length hemlines are flattering on most, but if your knees and legs are great above the knee ( 2″ or 3″ ) will work. Micro mini’s are not in good taste.
Choose a color sheath that flatters your skin tones. Polka dots and vertical stripes are great choices too!
Avoid prints that make you look matronly. Abstract prints tend to look more modern.
Wear with flats or heels.
Top off your dress with a cardigan sweater, short cropped jacket or a shawl.