15 Best Outfit Ideas on How to Wear Black Sheath Dress

best black sheath dress outfit

Some people may ask, what’s the difference between a sheath dress and a shift dress? Their only difference is that the dress gathered at the waistline for the sheath dress while the shift dress is slightly loose fit from the top to the bottom. For this blog post, I am going to talk about the black sheath dress, one of the most easy-to-style items. I have put together a list of some of the best ways to wear the black sheath dress. Let’s check them out now.

Black V Neck Sheath Dress with Black Heels


A black sheath dress is extremely easy to style. You can hardly go wrong with pairing it with heels. As an example, you can wear a black v neck sheath dress with black heels for an elegant and minimal look that is perfect for both work and formal occasions.

Black Sequin Sheath Dress with Ballet Heels

black sequin sheath dress ballet heels

For a more mature and classy outfit that you can wear to a cocktail party or an formal occasion, you may want to consider this black sequin sheath dress. You really don’t have to do much to style the beautiful dress. Keep it simple by pairing it with black ballet heels and a black purse.

Black and White Sheath Dress with White Loafers

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After seeing two formals way to wear a black sheath dress, let’s explore an outfit that is casual and stylish. Simply wear a black and white striped sheath dress with white loafers. You can add an extra stylish touch by wearing a denim jacket.

Crew Neck Sheath Dress with Pale Pink Heels

crew neck sheath dress pale pink heels

The phrase “less is more” is often correct when it comes to work outfits. Not only that minimal outfits look great and professional, they are likely very comfortable to wear too. To wear a black crew neck sheath dress as a minimalist, simply pair it with pale pink heels and a black purse. The outfit perfectly demonstrates the concept of “beauty equals simplicity”.

Sleeveless Black Dress with Wide Gold Belt

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If you like to power dress to work but you don’t want to look so serious by wearing suits all the time, wearing some gold element can be a good solution. To achieve this look, you can wear a black sheath dress with nude open toe heels and a ivory bag. Most importantly, wear a wide gold belt to make this a powerful look.

Tie Waist Black Sheath Dress

tie waist black sheath dress

For a feminine all-black outfit, you can choose a black dress that has an adorable tie-waist design. Pair the dress with black ankle strap heels and a black pulse to look chic and stylish.

Black Sheath Dress with Sheer Collar

black sheath dress with sheer collar

An off the shoulder black sheath dress can make you stand out from the crowd in a cocktail party filled with people wearing typical cocktail dresses. Don’t get me wrong. I love cocktail dresses. I just think that it is kind of fun to sometimes catch people by surprise by wearing something low key sexy like this black dress. The dress has a beautiful sheer overlay at the collar area which makes the dress much more elegant. You can simply pair the dress with black heels.

Wear with Military Jacket & White Sneakers

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Usually, a black sheath dress is wore as either a semi-formal or a formal dress, but it can be wore as a really casual dress too if you pair it with the right shoes and the right jacket. As an example, wear the black dress with a military jacket and white sneakers to create this casual yet feminine look.

Black Belted Sheath Dress with White Stripes

black belted sheath dress with white stripes

This dress is a unique and elegant looking sheath dress that has the narrow white stripes. It also comes with an adorable detail, which is the black narrow belt. Pairing with black heels would completely the outfit cleanly.

Black Dress with White Lace Overlay

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This is another elegant dress that you can wear to formal occasions. It consists of two parts, the strapless black sheath dress and the white half sleeve lace top. Although black heels would be the safe choice for heels, I would recommend nude open toe heels to add some extra elegance to the outfit.

Half Sleeve Black Sheath Dress with Thigh High Leather Boots

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For the majority of the mentioned outfits, they involve heels as the choice for shoes. Let’s talk about something very different. To achieve a stylish look that put emphasize on your long legs, you can wear a black half sleeve sheath dress with a leather thigh high boots. This outfit is definitely eye catching, but honestly, it is probably the most difficult one to pull off among the list. You never know unless you try, so try it on and see if you have what it takes to pull off this outfit.

Black Dress Over Plaid Button Up Shirt

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This one is an interesting one that uses some layering technique. Wear the black dress over a black and white plaid button up shirt. Complete the outfit with patterned stockings and black leather ankle heels.

Wear with Black Oxford Shoes

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Here is another casual way to wear a black sheath dress that gives an adorable college student feel. Simply wear the black dress with a pair of black oxford shoes and keep the hair style simple to create this pure and minimal look.

Black Blazer with Leather Sheath Dress

black blazer leather sheath dress

A black leather sheath dress can make you look really stylish. It makes sense to wear it in a stylish way by draping a black blazer over your shoulders and the black dress. Complete the outfit with black ballet heels.

Black Dress with Blazer & Leggings

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For a formal work outfit, you can wear a black blazer over a sheath dress. Pair these pieces with patterned stockings and black suede ankle boots.

I hope that you enjoyed the black sheath dress outfit ideas that I have just shared with you. Before you leave, make sure you also check out our thousands of outfit ideas you can find in this website.