With crisp, flattering cuts and simple, sophisticated styles, sheath dresses are both versatile and on trend. Crisp lines and a casual feel make them a lovely choice for summer cocktail parties or relaxed brunches with your friends, or you can layer them under an upscale jacket or throw for a more formal look.
A white sheath dress fits in well at dressy but not overly formal summer events. For a more casual look suitable for festivals or vacation shopping trips, try the breezy, colorful style of Tory Burch dresses. Add some vintage flair to the classic sheath design with an embroidered dress by Tadashi Shoji or a beaded one by Aidan Mattox.
On the other end of the spectrum, a little black sheath dress is versatile and practical. Choose a simple, sleeved design from BOSS Black or Theory for a look that can go from business casual to fun-loving and funky at a moment's notice.
For casual day dresses, browse through the bright colors and bohemian styles of Joie, Black Halo and BCBGMAXAZRIA. Flowing details and youthful designs add a fresh take to the classic summer sheath dress. Lace or sheer fabric accents create a textured, modern look.
Pick out a shorter skirt length for summer parties or an evening out dancing. Midi skirts are a cool, transitional style ideal for spring and summer wear. Full-length sheath dresses are less common, but they have a delightfully slinky, dressy look that works well at cocktail parties, formal receptions or even casual outings.