ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT A SHEATH DRESS
Let's be real. A lot of us have been confused about the Sheath, Shift and Bodycon types of dresses at some point in life. And for those of you who're still singing potato, potato - tomato, tomoto tune for the sheath-shift dress-types, it's time we put an end to that debate.
What's bodycon is not sheath and what's sheath is not shift, confused? So bodycon dresses are the ones that stick to your body and are not fat-friendly at all, which explains why I am not such a big fan of this particular dress type. Shift dresses are the complete opposite of bodycon, they are more like a mini A-line dress that's not form-fitting. While sheath on the other hand, frame your body in a straight structural fit - see the pictures above to understand better. Get it now? They too hug the body but not like your grandma who's unwilling to let you breath. Most sheath dresses fall below the knee or are midi length. Another reason to love them, right?
I am a big fan of the 'midi length', I think if refinement could be measured it would be midi-length. Although sheath dresses can be a wee bit formal, you can totally dress them down by adding bomber or denim jackets and some sneakers. I chose to let this Alice and Olivia Jacki embroidered dress be the way it is, without much styling. Sometimes over-styling a dress or an outfit can kill it, right? And who would want anything else but this beautifully embroidered dress in a look to stand out.
Here's a fun-fact: The gorgeously intricate embroidery on the dress has been done in India. Every time, I see a 'Made in India' label on an international brand, I feel an immense of achievement from within. So proud to be from a land that powers the international embroidery scene in the Fashion & luxury space.