Hello ModLovers! This week, I’m taking a cue from Lisa to discuss the difference between a shift and a sheath-cut dress (thanks for the suggestion!). Both made popular in the late 1950’s, these classic cuts are vintage-inspired perfection. We’ll start with the sheath (pictured above).
Read on to learn more about these two ultra-retro styles!
A sheath dress is a fitted, narrow, straight-cut dress that has a defined waistline either implied by vertical darts or a set-in waistline. The skirt is generally a pencil-cut, falls around the knee, and usually requires a slit to make walking, well…possible! Our Confidential Dress is sheath at it’s best – cool and classic.
Now lets shift (get it?) our attention to our Tectonic Shift Dress! The classic shift dress is a straight-lined, basic dress that is not fitted to the body and can also be known as a chemise. It is generally cut down from the shoulders and can feature bust darts and slight (slight) flair at the hips or a tie-waist to ensure that it won’t look shapeless or baggy. It’s great for warm summer nights!
Which is your favorite? Let me know if you have a fashion term you’d like brought to life. Thanks for reading, and happy shopping!