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Wearing a Long Sleeve Shirt Under a Sheath Dress

Wearing a Long Sleeve Shirt Under a Sheath Dress
Actress Tennessee Thomas wears a printed top with a solid-color sheath. Photo Credit: Brian Ach/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

A fitted sheath dress is a flattering style for any occasion, and by layering a sweater or jacket over it, a sheath becomes appropriate for any season. Take the short leap from sheath to jumper and expand your wardrobe possibilities. Casual or dressy long-sleeved tops mix well with a sheath. You can take this basic dress from sassy to classy simply by pairing it with different shirts and tops.

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The neckline of a sheath determines what type of shirt you can wear with it; armholes may also limit your choices if they are tightly cut. Long-sleeve jersey-knit tees slip easily under a fitted sheath bodice. Coordinate the tee neckline with the dress neckline to pull the look together. Turtlenecks and mock turtlenecks pair with most dress necklines except jewel neck, which may be too snug. Collared shirts and blouses look best with an open dress neckline suck as a scoop neck, square neck or V-neck. If you’re wearing a button-front shirt, flat buttons are best -- shank buttons may be visible as bumps down the front of the dress. Bulky tops may display a hemline through the dress, so opt for fine-gauge knits, silk or fine cotton fabrics in figure-hugging styles.

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