Tips from the stylist / Trends

Workwear Week: Printed Sheath Dresses for Every Body Shape

Party time is officially over and as we crawl back to work, a workwear edit makes more sense than ever. Dressing up for work is sometimes a struggle, but if you get your basics right it can fun and satisfying. So this Workwear Week in 2014, we talk about all the trendy pieces that can build an impeccable workwear wardrobe for every body type.

Today’s focus is the printed sheath dress. If wearing more color and prints was one of your resolutions for 2014, we are helping you complete one of them today by injecting prints in your workwear wardrobe. What’s more? The Spring Summer 2014 runway was filled with printed dresses that were work ready. We drew inspiration from the likes of Ralph Lauren, scar De La Renta and Ashish.

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Oscar De La Renta, Ralph Lauren , Ashish

So update your 9 to 5 look with these printed sheaths that we have paired up with basic accessories that can be available in any wardrobe ( black, nude and white bags and shoes) Also, our stylists share why a particular sheath dress will flatter you!

And just in case you are wondering, what exactly is a sheath (we will be covering shift dress tomorrow) well it is usually a knee length form- fitting dress, narrow at the hem, defined at the waist but not as fitted as a body con. It follows your curves!

Apple
This dark floral dress has enough drapes and give around your mid-section that it will contain it beautifully. The neckline broadens your shoulders and it will drape well around your curves. Pair it up with nude colored accessories for maximum impact.
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Hourglass
Through this sheath dress we envision defining your waist further and the strong shoulders give visual strength to an otherwise feminine silhouette. And we just love the color, how about you? Pair with strong block heels a handbag to match. 

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Pear
Embrace your curves with this peplum sheath that flows easily from your waist to the hips. The cinched belt will makes sure to give a skimming effect. The placement of the print on the torso visually widens it and thins the waist further. Pair with white sling-back kitten heels and a structured bag.
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Sporty Ruler / Rectangle
Given the right dress your undefined waist can be defined too, and feminine curves can be created visually. This plaid dress’ panels are clever and will give the curves in the sheath dress. Go for patent shoes and a patent tote with this one for an edgy look.
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Inverted triangle
The V neckline of this dress is very flattering on your wide torso, the black color further helps in balancing. The window-pane checks on the other hand draw attention below the waist and balance it.  Pair classic white court shoes and a black and white bag with the dress. 

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If you still do not know your body shape and even need more look suggestions to flatter you, download the Wink n Pout app on Android here and Wink n Pout on Apple Devices here.

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