TRIPLE THREAT Apr 27, 2016

Triple Threat No. 5: The Sheath Dress

As discussed in my recent posts about what to wear to a client meeting and what to wear to a business presentation, one of the keys to having fun with business formal or conservative workwear is to look for pieces that have a classic work-appropriate cut (like a classic sheath dress) and then have fun with color, print and texture within the bounds of that silhouette.  Not only does this approach allow you to infuse your work wardrobe with a little extra sartorial oomph beyond the standard blacks, greys, and navy blues, but it actually gives you way more bang for your buck.  I mean, that grey sheath dress hanging in your closet may be a great workwear staple (no shade! love me some grey staples!), but I bet it’s not getting a ton of play outside the office.

Today, I’m featuring three ways to wear one of my favorite spins on the classic sheath dress which will take you from desk to date night to Sunday brunch.  If you love this textured tweed beauty and all its fringey-delicious detail as much as I do but the orange hue is too bold for you or your workplace—no sweat!  It also comes in ivory, sky blue and black and oh by the way, it’s a casual 30% off today and available in petite and tall options as well.  Soooooo, happy hump day y’all!

Click directly on the individual images above for product details or see the full list at the bottom of this post.

More sheath dresses that I love:



Dress  |  Blazer  |  Heels  |  Bag  |  Watch  |  Bracelet  |  Earrings  |  Notebook


Dress  |  Heels  |  Clutch  |  Bracelet  |  Earrings  |  Lipstick  |  Curling Iron


Dress  |  Jean Jacket  |  Sneakers  |  Bag  |  Sunglasses  |  Choker  |  Earrings  |  Phone Case

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11 Responses to Triple Threat No. 5: The Sheath Dress

  1. Beautiful spring selection…love it

  2. Kathy says:

    I. am really loving these special series posts that you’ve been doing. The Triple Threat feature really helps expand the uses for clothes in our closet by presenting them in different situations. Swapping out a few accessories or a jacket is so much easier than having an entire separate outfit for each occasion.

    BTW, don’t forget you promised a couple of additional Wedding Wednesday posts…..I think you mentioned registry shopping and honeymoon (although you kept us posted through IG when you were on your trip).

  3. That dress is amazing! I have a similar dress in that hue and I wear it all the time when the weather warms up. You can’t go wrong with a sheath dress in a bright color for spring and summer!

  4. Susanne says:

    Great color to wake up the corporate world and so true about the grey sheath! It’s not as versatile for outside the business world. I love your creativity.

  5. Thuy says:

    Love sheath dresses (and gray staples). I also love Ann Taylor and J. Crew.

  6. Jacqueline says:

    OMG I am secretly so relieved the black version of this sheath is not available in my size- this would make Dress #6 you’ve added to my closet! Beautiful dresses but my wallet does need a break:) Thanks for a great post as always:)

  7. Meagan says:

    Great post! I am all about the sheath dress!

  8. Serein says:

    I am completely in love with the Sunday Brunch collection, and the purse from Thursday date night!


  9. Ellen says:

    Time for another triple threat! I love this series!

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