You can look great in a beautiful sheath worn as a great skirt

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Wearing a leather sheath dress underneaths a Great Northwest denim shirt and Burberry plaid blazer with pearls, Kate Moss for Longchamp bag, and Anne Klein T-strap pumps (all own)

Sheath dresses are so versatile to style

The versatility of sheath dresses is incredible. They look great just on their own. A sheath dress is an instant outfit when putting on a pair of pumps. It looks office appropriate with a pair of pumps and a blazer or cardigan. In fall, a sheath looks great with a blouse/shirt underneath or worn over the sheath as shown below. In winter, you may wear a turtleneck cashmere sweater underneath, and even add a blazer for those 40 below zero days. A motor cycle jacket pulls a sheath into the cool territory for a girls’ night out on the town. A denim jacket shifts the sheath to casual territory for a Sunday brunch.

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Great Northwest denim shirt over leather sheath dress to create a separates look with Kieselstein Cord belt and buckle, Kate Moss for Longchamp bag, and Anne Klein T-strap pumps (all own)

A sheath is a great investment for gals living in cold climate regions. Thus, I have a couple of them. Here I am wearing my bluish gray leather sheath with a denim shirt on top and the Kieselstein Cord belt that my husband gave me on Valentine’s Day this year. For the commute to work I put on my Burberry plaid blazer as a “coat”.

Sheath dress styling for fall

In fall, I often use blazers as a jacket when the temperatures allow for it. Doing so helps me to not get bored of my wardrobe when I have to wear winter clothes for more than seven month. Given the length of the winter, I try to wear various pieces in quite different ways, and to incorporate pieces from summer. Sheaths are the champions in being able to create multiple looks with the same item.

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Front view of leather sheath dress worn as skirt

Do you wear sheath dresses? How do you wear you sheath dress? Let me know I am curious. If you have any questions on styling them let me know as well. Just drop an email.

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Photos: G. Kramm (2013)

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