Glitter Sale 2012: The Sheath Dress: A Short History

by Tina Witherspoon, glam.spoon
October 31, 2012

The history of the sheath dress is far reaching, with references as far back as the 1900’s.  It’s defined in many ways, but primarily as a close-fitting dress that is contoured to the female body, with darts and curves in all the right places.  An extremely flattering silhouette, the sheath is one of the most versatile pieces in a fashionable woman’s wardrobe, which explains its staying power in fashion trends.  You can wear it with pearls and heels to a cocktail party, evoking the 1950’s, or with a blazer and belt to the office.  You can even take it from season to season by adding leggings and knee boots in the winter.

Some of the modern trends for sheath dresses include bright, colorful prints, color-blocking and fabric draping, which is highly effective in camouflaging those slight imperfections.  Take a look at these great options you’ll find at the Glitter Sale!

Elie Tahari dress

Elie Tahari dress


Dana Bauchman dress

Dana Buchman dress, NWT


BCBG dress



Tahari dress

Tahari ASL dress


Calvin Klein dress

Calvin Klein dress, NWT


Item: 82 | 83 | 84 | 85 | 86

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Tina Witherspoon is a local designer, blogger and expert thrifter. She blogs about fashion shows and events of all kinds, contributes her recycled couture designs to help raise awareness for local non-profits, and shows off her DIY skills at glam.spoon, her online compendium of sales, events and style.

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Posted by karin A. Graves | Monday, Aug 12, 2013 @ 10:41 PM

Thank you!
I am a Sheath Maker ! who lives in Beaverton, Oregon. I have my own business called AnnKarin. To accompany "The Dress" I choose "The Jacket". The Vintage Jackets I restyle are all from The Goodwill.

I will check out glam.spoon.

Dresses make a difference,

Karin A. Graves

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