Get sheathed: Sheath dresses re-define chic!
Sheath dresses are being seen on everyone nowadays. Everyone who is deemed as being fashionable has one on and you can see why! The sheath dress exemplified simplistic chic. Without going over the top with detailing or work, the dress, relatively simple in itself, somehow manages to carry its own sophistication, its own glamour, and its own understated elegance. The dress, without overtly doing so, creates its own dramatic flair, and at the same time, is a very good example of how the simplest things are always better than going overboard.
The name of the dress in itself explains what it is. The sheath dress is like that of the sheath of a sword. It hugs the body and as a rule, the sheath dress is not supposed to have too much work on it. The length of the dress is also very demure. It is supposed to reach the knees, or the thighs. The dress is supposed to be neither too long, nor too short. So one would be tempted to ask a very pertinent question: What’s so special about a dress which is not very detailed, not very short, or very long, and is supposed to remain simplistic? Well, the sheath dress harks back to a cardinal rule which we keep forgetting about, which is, the dress is supposed to enhance our natural features, and that is exactly what the sheath dress does. It hugs the body at all the right places, and it creates a beautiful silhouette. It is a marvel that a dress so simple can create such a stunning effect, but it does.
To those who feel conscious about wearing a sheath dress, there are ways to wears to hide the trouble zones on your body, and still look gorgeous. If you feel like you need to hide the stomach region, or cover a prominent tummy, then simply tweak the fabric near the stomach region. You can add ruches in order to cover up the area, while not drawing attention away very obviously. If you feel like you have big thighs, just add stockings. Wear dark coloured stockings to add drama as well as to cover big legs or thighs. If the dress is of a single colour, you could also go in for the patterned stockings or the printed ones. Black always helps slim down figures, so a black lace sheath dress would make you look thinner and lovely at the same time. If you’re too skinny, and the dress looks shapeless on you, then add curve enhancing accessories, such as a belt at the waist, which will help create a curvier silhouette.
The sheath dress is very versatile when it comes to accessorizing. If it is a plain, mono-coloured dress without a prominent neckline, you could add panache to it by wearing a body chain on it, with a cocktail ring, and heels. Belts too, go very well with the dresses, and it is best not to carry too bulky a bag in order to keep up with the feel of effortless elegance. Carry a sling bag or a clutch to look understated and gorgeous at the same time. With shoes too, although it is advisable to have on heels, such as wedges or kitten heels, one can always wear a pair of ballerinas, or strappy sandals.