Sheath Dress: Straight, narrow fitted dress usually with no waistline, but shaped to the body by vertical darts, or with set-in waistline; Tight fitting dress with regular waistline seam or set-in waistline and sheath skirt which is very narrow at hem and slashed at back to facilitate walking.â€”Fairchildâ€™s Dictionary of Fashion
So sheath dresses have been popping up on many the red carpet lately. The supremely classic silhouette works on any body type (belted versions are better as to create an hourglass shape), and the style is an effortless work piece. Let’s take a look at how a few celebs rocked ’em recently:
Elise Neal looks sultry and chic…
…in a tweed dress with tights at a SlimFast Event January 8th.
Gabrielle Union works a hot red sweetheart sheath….
..at the Jimmy Choo Flagship Store Opening in Beverly Hills last Friday.
And Regina Hall…
…dons a strapless beige body skimming option at the First Sunday premiere on January 11th.
Get similar work ready looks with the following:
Bottom Row: Jones New York Sweetheart Jersey Dress, $134, www.nordstrom.com.