Sheath dresses are (what I consider) a foundational part of any office wardrobe. Sure, they may not be everyday attire for those with casual dress codes, but this wardrobe basic is just the right dose of business. A solid-colored sheath dress is a white canvas, on which you may splash color–or not. Throw on some dangerously tall peep-toe stiletto heels,…

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Mickey Drexler offered a mea culpa in the Wall Street Journal last month, and shortly after resigned as CEO, clearing the way for former West Elm executive James Brett to take the reins. This news, coupled with Jenna Lyons’s departure in April, heralds a new beginning (of the end?) for J. Crew, one with fewer stores, a shrunken print catalog,…

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In recent years I’ve stopped purchasing suits and separates for work, and instead have been focused on amassing racks of sheath dresses. Beyond removing variables from the getting-ready-in-a-time-crunch equation, I also no longer have to concern myself with how neatly my shirt is tucked into my skirt. I am especially fond of dresses with cap sleeves, and regret not ordering…

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