There are easy and fun ways to transition a sheath dress into Autumn if you’re a frock gal. No need to pack away those Summer dresses just yet. Here are four trendy ways to layer sheath dresses so that you can wear them to the office, out and about, or out at night as temperatures begin to drop. Note that maximal outfits are on trend so some of these renditions are far from simple.
I’ve chosen a sleeveless sheath, but sleeved sheath dresses will work just fine. I’ve chosen a patterned dress, but solids are equally fab. Choose any colour palette.
Sheath & Maxi Cardi
The easiest and most simple combination of the four, and very versatile. This one will take you almost anywhere, and is the most comfortable to boot. Layer a maxi cardigan over a sheath and complete the look with peep-toe booties and a punchy bag. The cardi can absolutely be longer than the sheath, although you might prefer those proportions with heels.
Sheath, Cropped Straights & Wrap
This is the most dramatic of the combinations. Layer a sheath over cropped straight legs and throw on an oversized wrap. Add a brooch if you like, and complete the look with booties and a bag that you can hold in your hand. I’ve pattern mixed the combination, but you can go the solid route.
Sheath & Faux Fur
This one has a little Retro flavour. Wear a faux fur topper over a sheath. Choose a jacket, coat or vest. Finish off the look with Mary Janes and a glitzy bag.
Sheath & Bomber
And a little Sporty Luxe rendition for the tomboys. Layer a bomber over a sheath and keep it open in front. Scrunch the sleeves and add high-shaft booties to finish things off. I’ve pattern mixed because that’s all over the catwalks at the moment, but solids will create a calmer effect. Add jewellery, eyewear, hosiery and watch as desired.