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You’re running late in the morning yet you have important meetings on your calendar so need to look your best – what do you wear??? There is nothing easier and more elegant than a simple sheath dress. Even if your work environment is more casual, a simple sheath dress is a ‘must have’ closet basic for other serious occasions in life. I actually have three, and all happen to be by Theory – a black one, a white one, and this navy pinstriped. While I embrace wearing black year round, when it’s early spring I can’t get enough of navy…and after months of tights and boots it feels so good to wear a classic pump with bare legs…

Like most clothing pieces, what makes a great sheath is fit and fabric. Look for material that has a bit of stretch so that it will feel as good as it looks…as for length, my preference is just below the knee – it is more sophisticated than over the knee and looks perfect with a higher heel. As for accessories, keep them classic…

This Guess watch I have had for over 25 years…certainly not an heirloom piece, but I LOVE it! The masculine combination of the pinstripes with the leather watchband – call me crazy but I find it sexy! 😉

A white Theory blazer was the perfect topper on this mild April day…Theory is well known for basic business pieces with clean lines…not necessarily bargains, but if you shop regularly at TJMaxx you never have to pay full price…I always head straight to the ‘Runway’ section of the store and start the hunt! 😉

Ready for business!

The bottom line:

  • A sheath dress in a dark neutral is a wardrobe staple. Do you have one? Does it fit well? How is the length? Details matter!
  • Depending on your lifestyle, consider having more than one sheath dress.
  • No need to always add a ‘pop of color’. Sticking with a neutral palette is a classy, elegant look.
  • Do choose a classic pump or a slingback; save your wedges and ankle straps for more casual dresses.

Happy Monday everyone!

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