Affordable Work Favorite: The London Times Sheath

So y’all. Don’t you just love the versatility of a form-fitting sheath dress? They transition easily from day to evening. You can belt one or top one off with a blazer or cardigan to create a new look. They are classics.

Now, I typically like the fit and quality of Banana Republic’s sheaths, but I am rarely willing to pay $150/more per dress. Lately, it has been difficult to find my size on sale in my new city because there is only one BR. Yeah. One.

Anyway, sometime last year I found myself drawn to the London Times sheaths that always appear in Marshalls and TJ Maxx. You may remember my grey and black find. Now, I go looking for them. I mean, great styles, $24.99, you feel me?

Today’s look features a London Times sheath that I found in TJ Maxx a while back. The brown and white, sleeveless dress has a chic graphic print and a well-defined waist accented by a brown, satiny skinny belt. The outfit is completed by a purple cardigan, brown tights, and croc leather flats.

Dress—London Times via TJ Maxx
Cardigan—Old Navy
Tights—Merona for Target
Shoes—Tahari via Marshalls


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  1. January 28, 2010 / 5:33 pm

    I love Maggy London and London times dresses – they fit so nicely! Good find!

  2. January 28, 2010 / 9:39 pm

    i feel you! i love this look!

  3. January 29, 2010 / 12:23 am

    I love how purple looks with this dress. Gotta love the look of this dress.

  4. January 29, 2010 / 1:21 pm

    Classic work outfit! 100% of the high end look for half the price! Thanks for turning me on to a great line!

  5. February 2, 2010 / 11:20 pm

    Totally agree with you! A sheath dress is one of the top 10 basic pieces every woman should have in her wardrobe. It's classic, versatile and complementary on just about every body shape.

    What's also great about a sheath dress is that you can easily accessorize it with textured tights, statement jewelry, cardigans, belts (like you said) and scarves to create so many different looks.

  6. February 5, 2010 / 9:44 pm

    ooh very cute. I would have never thought to pair purple with brown! I will have to try that combo!