How to Wear a Sheath Dress

I’m obsessed with a good sheath dress and whether you make it or buy it, this lady-like silhouette is a must have addition to your wardrobe and I’ll show you how to wear a sheath dress.

I’ll be discussing dress silhouettes over the next few months and I’m starting with my favorite, the SHEATH DRESS.

How to Wear a Sheath Dress
(above) Dresses: Black Halo, Marchesa Notte, Ali & Jay

This particular dress silhouette has a very timeless and surprisingly flattering silhouette that is close fitting with hemlines near the knees or lower thighs, a back slit or pleat helps to keeps it walkable. This particular dress clothes fashion’s classiest ladies, such as, First Ladies Jackie Kennedy and Michelle Obama, and my favorite, Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge (Princess Kate). With the high-neck and knee length hemline, it can effortlessly dress up or dress down with the right accessories.

For the work day, classic pumps and a handbag (like a polished cross body bag) will do the trick,
Princess Kate is a FINE example (as seen here).
How to Wear a Sheath Dress
(above) Heels: Matiko, Sam Edelman (2)
Bags: Cambridge Satchel (2)Furla


For evening, add excitement and flirt to your look with statement jewels, a sassy clutch, and attention grabbing stiletto heels, a great look for special occasions or an important date night.
How to Wear a Sheath Dress

(above) Jewelry: Adia Kibur (left and right), Kenneth Jay Lane (center), 
Purse: Kate Spade New York, Rebecca Minkoff, Deux Lux
Heels: KENDALL + KYLIE, Sam Edelman, Steven


If you opting for a more casual look, sandals, a floppy hat, and tote bag allows for a more easy and dress down look!
How to Wear a Sheath Dress

(above) Sandals: Jeffrey Campbell, Dolce Vita, Joie
Totes: Eliza Gran, Madewell, Hat Attack
Hats: Brixton (right and left), Kate Spade New York (center)

I’ve made MANY sheath dresses over the years and my new favorite one is this Burda Style, b6916 pattern, mainly because I am obsessed with that dressed look printed on the pattern and NEEEEEEEDed to make my own!! It’s a pretty simple pattern to follow and the only tricky thing was matching the points of the waistline together, but take your time and keep your seam ripper near by and you will be fine. I really thought of Princess Kate with the nude heals and demure bag – it was a ton of fun to wear on a date night with my husband. So if you are new to this type of silhouette – TRY IT. If you already have one, try mixing up this look from day to night to super casual!

Thanks for stopping by,

Riva xoxo

Outfit Details:

Floral Clutch from Nicole Lee
Burda Style, b6916 pattern,
Shoes (original gone, similar in link)

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