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Have you found the perfect sheath dress? Well, we are positive that you are going to look fantastic in it! However, you can look even better. You just need to accessorize your outfit. At www.departmentexpress.com we want to make sure you look your best, so here are a couple of tips and tricks you can use, and if you haven't found that perfect sheath dress yet, take a look in our Women's Dresses department for some gorgeous options.


Whether you use a belt with a sheath dress is really a call based on design. Most people find that belts tend to work a lot better when you are wearing a longer dress, however, many pull off a belt with a short dress and they are great for accenting your waistline. If your sheath dress is darkly colored, then a slim metal belt is going to work wonders. If you want to go with a fabric belt, then it either needs to be the same color as your dress, or it will need to sharply contrast it to create a fantastic look.


The color of the jewelry that you are wearing should be based upon the color of your sheath dress. For example; if you are wearing a single colored dress, opt for jewelry of various colors. It helps to keep contrast in your look. You should also try to ensure that you have at least one of these colors either match or at least be similar to the color of your dress.

If you have a multi-colored dress, then you may want to dial back on the jewelry a little bit. Wearing a necklace, rings, and earrings should be more than sufficient here. Most people will try to ensure that the color of their jewelry is very similar to the colors that they already have. This ensures that their outfit does not look too busy.


When you are accessorizing a sheath dress, we are going to assume that you want to bring a bag along with you. Sheath dresses are amazing for the fact that they work with almost any bag. Whether it be a large casual bag or a gorgeous glittery clutch. 

If you are at a formal event, then look for some quality fabrics such as velvet, silk, or satin. If there are no embellishments on your dress, then choose a bag which has some embellishments on it. Otherwise, don’t do that. Your outfit will look a bit too busy then.

What about color? Well, you should try to ensure that your bag is not the same color as your dress. It should be similar, but not match it completely. The only time in which the color of your bag should be matching the color of your dress is if it is black.

If you have a colorful sheath dress, then white and black bags work wonders. Some people will also opt for a metallic colored bag.

We suggest that you try on a few different accessories to see what looks brilliant on you! Yes. It is going to take a lot of time to prepare for that event, but we are sure it will be worth it!


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