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.
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).
(above) Heels: Matiko, Sam Edelman (2)
Bags: Cambridge Satchel (2), Furla
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!
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