Sheath Dress May 8, 2017 Ndegwa Muya Fashion 0 Sheath Dress A sheath dress is a straight dress designed to fit close to the body. It has a hemline that hits anywhere from mid-thigh to mid-calf. A fitted waist is the focal point as the neckline vary depending on the wearer. It can take many forms and can also be dressy or casual, depending on the fabric and cut. For parties and cocktail events, shorter sheath dresses are great. While for the offices look for longer sheath dresses. As the dress is tightly fit to the body, the dress is generally unbelted. It can be strapless or with straps. Sheath dresses for every shape The dress comes in different shapes, making it a dress for many body shapes. If you have a tummy look for a ruching that visually flattens the stomach which creates a look that is more defined around the waist.