In 1926, when Vogue featured Coco Chanel’s little black dress in its pages, they called it “Chanel’s Ford”. This association with Ford’s Model T automobile would prove to be quite accurate as Chanel’s simple, chic, and comfortable dress would become one of the most ubiquitous style dresses in fashion. Popularized by such style icons as Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, the sheath dress has withstood the test of time.
Today, the sheath dress may be found in any number of styles. With high and low necklines, with and without sleeves, and in solid colors and bold prints, this universally flattering dress can be made to reflect any personal aesthetic. We love this Marc by Marc Jacobs collared sheath dress as a wardrobe staple that is both on trend, yet classic enough to withstand the test of time.
What is your favorite way to wear the sheath dress?