Get Wrapped Up In A Sheath Dress
22. July 2011
The sheath dress gives new meaning to the term ‘slim fitting.’ The dresses can, however, be worn by all women with different body shapes. Similar to the sheath of a sword, these dresses are designed for a tight fit.
Cotton and silk are the fabrics commonly used to tailor sheath dresses. The dresses tend to fall right below the thighs, and a few inches above the knees.
Pleats, or back slits, are included on the dresses in order to make it easy for the wearer to walk around in the tightly fitting dress.
Like all other dresses, sheath dresses come in varied designs and silhouettes. Most are, however, strapless or come with thin straps. Their necklines vary and may come with rushing details, beadings or other embellishments.
Women with pronounced tummies should go for sheath dresses with rushing details, around the waistline, for a visual-flattening effect.Women with pronounced hips are best served by sheath dresses with pronounced necklines. The straight-figured women should opt for sheath dresses which have built-in curves.
The dresses pair best with heels for a classy-formal look. A belt worn with the dresses enhances a woman’s curves. The beauty of the dresses lies in their simplicity, which should not be stymied by too many accessories.