The dress is one of the women’s favorite clothing garments. The choice women have today when it comes to choosing dresses is extremely wide and various. The dress can come in many lengths, different cuts, and tailoring.
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About our Sheath Dresses
Founded in 2013, Sumissura is an ethical fashion brand, specialized in manufacturing of made to measure dresses. We offer our customers complete freedom to design their dresses, choosing fabric and style.
What is a sheath dress?
By definition, a sheath dress is usually tailored so it fits following the shape of your body, thanks to something called darts. Darts are a tuck that helps our tailors shape your garment according to your body type. Depending on if you choose the high waist or normal sheath dress, darts start at a different height. Usually at the bust area. Usually, sheath dresses are recommended for women with hourglass body type or heart shape. But as a Sumissura customer, you know we make them to your exact measurements, so you know it will fit you like a glove.
Types of Sheath Dresses
In fact, there are no specific categorizations for sheath dresses. A sheath dress is defined by its body shape: fitted at the waist, with or without a waist seam. The length goes usually from mini-skirt to knee-length. You can find them longer, but they are not that comfortable to walk with.
What defines the style of your sheath dress is 3 things:
- The fabric (and colour)
- The neckline
- The sleeves
Choose these 3 elements according to your style and you won't pull off the dress during the whole season. At sumissura you can design your own dress, so we encourage you to discover it and play with all the combinations.
How to style a Sheath Dress
As we said before, sheath dresses can take on many forms. This means they can also be considered dressy or casual. For example, a short sheath dress is great for evening or cocktail events. A midi sheath dress (to the knee) is a great choice for the office. Let's discover 3 ways to style a sheath dress:
- At an Event: The commonly known "little black dress" is just a sheath dress in black colour and will be your safe bet to go for a party. You can wear it over and over, just changing shoes and layering in different ways. Combine it with a pearl necklace, bold bracelet, and high heels and you are ready to attend any jet-set event.
- At the Office: The key here is to combine it with a jacket. Possibilities are endless as you can combine your sheath dress in summer or winter depending on the type of jacket or accessories.
- In Casual Occasions: Maybe you didn't expect this one. What if you combine your dress with sneakers and a tote bag? The ideal look for an outing at the office, brunch or any weekend event.
What's the difference between shift and sheath dresses?
That is a very common question, maybe because of both "shift" and "sheath" sound very similar, and in the end, because they are, by definition quite similar too. Both are uncomplicated dresses whose length ends more or less around the knee. The main difference is around the waistline. The sheath dress is fitted around the waist and hips. Both of them can be styled in many different ways. Just choose a different neckline and sleeves and you will have completely different dresses. A shift dress falls straight down from your shoulders. This means it's a bit looser over your waist and hips.
Black Sheath Dress
The black sheath dress is very well known among businesswomen. The colour black looks very elegant and can be easily combined with shoes and a jacket
Red Sheath Dress
The sheath dress in red has an exciting effect. We recommend wearing a red sheath dress for special occasions because there is a lot of attention.
Blue Sheath Dress
An alternative to black sheath dresses is blue sheath dresses. A blue sheath dress also looks very elegant and can be worn for every occasion and event.
White Sheath Dress
Ideal for the summer: A white sheath dress. The dress looks very noble in combination with the colour white.