The Fabulous Sheath

A classic. We’ve got to love the timeless and totally flattering sheath dress. It endures passing trends and transitions easily from day to night.

Recently, I fell in love with Banana Republic’s graphic print sheath. Knowing that I would be crushed if I saw the dress on sale after paying the $140 retail price, I decided to wait for the usual BR price slashing. Unfortunately, the dress sold out in my size before I could cop one on sale. It’s the risk we take on the search for a great bargain, right?

I bounced back from the loss of the BR sheath when I spotted an equally sophisticated London Times dress in Marshalls. This dress had cap sleeves, a round neck with pleated detailing, and a very chic two-tone styling. It also came with a cheesy skinny patent belt, a detail I was willing to overlook since it was only $24.99!

Check it out.

1. Skinny belt that came with the dress
2. Red belt—The Limited
3. Yellow belt—Banana Republic Factory Store
4. Cardigan—Ann Taylor Loft

See Looking Back, Looking Forward for another sheath dress look.


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  1. September 29, 2009 / 1:38 pm

    What a great find! I like yours as much as the BR. My fave look is with the yellow belt. Perfect shoes too ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Anonymous
    September 29, 2009 / 3:31 pm

    How do you do it?…That's just plain gorgeous!!


  3. September 29, 2009 / 3:33 pm

    that's a foxy dress! and quite versatile too!

  4. September 29, 2009 / 5:05 pm

    Thats very nice! I love dresses by Maggy London/London Times, they fit so well!

    I think all the options you came up with are great. I think my fav is the yellow skinny belt no cardigan, but they are all pretty!

  5. September 29, 2009 / 7:28 pm

    I think it is women's nature to bargain search. My mother taught me, and her mother taught her, and nothing beats a Saturday like hunting for an awesome deal. I've struck gold, time and time again at Macy's with their awesome Charter Club XLA no-iron shirts. Wash and fold, these classics skip the dry cleaners all together! A forever crisp dress shirt that saves both time and money!

  6. September 30, 2009 / 4:22 pm

    Beautiful! BR dresses are my absolute favorite!!! I just bought a pretty ATL Sheath dress…I posted on it this past week on my blog! It sold out quick in my size so I ended up getting a bigger size–but I'm happy w/it and will belt it up as you did your sheath dress from Marshall's which looks sooo pretty!

  7. October 1, 2009 / 8:18 pm

    that dress looks great on you. i love the options with the belts.

  8. October 21, 2009 / 12:36 am

    Really nice! I love the shoes, too! Where'd you get them?

  9. October 21, 2009 / 5:28 pm

    wow: both of these dresses are great finds. look 4 is especially flattering on you!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. October 26, 2009 / 2:08 pm

    Hi! I found your blog through StlyleStance:) Love it. YOu have great taste. These ensembles are fabulous!
    ๐Ÿ™‚ Anna