Do you have a basic sheath dress as part of your work wardrobe? This essential dress can be the workhorse of your workwear. I must have four or five of these in my closet! They are very versatile and can be paired with a blazer or sweater and kitten heels for work, with blingy jewelry and high heels for evening. But how do you take advantage of the sheath dress style for a more casual look for summer?
The red sheath dress
This textured red sheath dress came in a recent Stitch Fix and the fabric was soft and stretchy so I knew I would like it! The lining on the neck and sleeves is a navy and yellow print which looks really cute and helps make this dress a bit more casual. If you use Stitch Fix, this is by Fleur and Stone and is a size 6.
Now that I am “retired” I wanted to find a way to make use of my many sheath dresses. To dress this one down, I added a pair of very comfortable espadrilles from Gentle Souls. The strap around the ankle is a light stretchy fabric that holds the wedges on, yet is light and comfy.
Tan tasseled earrings and a red bangle bracelet are the only jewelry I added. A simple bolero-style necklace would also look cute or a statement necklace if you are going for a dressier look.
This dress would look super cute with a flat sandal and a big woven bag, too. Or a matchy-matchy look with black sandals and a black bag would make a more elegant look.
Regardless of how you style it, a basic sheath dress should be a staple in your wardrobe. There are so many cute ones to find. One of my favorite places to pick one up at a decent price is at Lands End. Yes, Lands End!! Here is a similar red sheath dress–it comes in other colors, too! And it’s on sale.
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