Work Essentials. The sheath dress

Today I am launching a new monthly post, Work Essentials. I will cover those go to items that any woman in the corporate world MUST have in her closet and I am kicking it off with the sheath dress. 

I am finally starting my new job, the first since landing in London back in October, on Monday. Over the course of my interviewing I realized that only once did I reach for a suit. Every other interview, first, second or third, I defaulted to a sheath dress with a blazer. 

The sheath dress is a closet essential. Having a few basic ones, a black and a grey for example, are perfect for power dressing.  After that having a few others that are a bit more playful is a great way to round out your work wardrobe. One of my favorite of all time is a Mondrian-eque Kenneth Cole Reaction dress (on instagram here) that I got years ago from Nordstrom. The best part about a sheath dress is you only have to put one thing on and you are pretty much out the door.

All the dresses featured are from Nordstrom. Their online site is chock full of great finds at all price points, I highly recommend checking them out if you haven't.

ABS by Allen Schwartz $268, Alexia Admor $239, B44 Dressed by Bailey 44 $148, Adrianna Papell $138, BB Dakota $46.80, Cynthia Steffe $278, Narciso Rodriguez $995, Elie Tahari $398, Felicity and Coco $98, French Connection $88.80, Erdem $1,390, Halogen $118, Ivanka Trump $118, Halston Heritage $245, Ivanka Trump $148, Jill Jill Stuart $298, Jason Wu $2,990, Lela Rose $1,995, Marni $1,900, Narciso Rodriguez $995, St. John Collection $795, Cynthia Steffe $315, Mcginn $146.98, St. John Collection $895, T Tahari $94.80, Tadashi Shoji $226.80, Jones New York $119, Yigal Azrouel $1,095