The 15 Chicest Sheath Dresses to Wear for Work This Summer

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There's nothing more commanding than an elegant, chic sheath dress. Worn for work with a pair of sleek heels, it says, "I mean serious business." As such, it's no surprise that some of the most powerful women on television—Annalise Keating from How to Get Away With Murder and Claire Underwood from House of Cards, for example—have made it a staple in their workwear attire.

When searching for the perfect sheath dress for the office, there are a few things to keep in mind. Make sure it's an appropriate length (just above, at, or below the knee are safe choices), and that the neckline isn't too low. Simple, right?

The best thing about the work staple is that it's the perfect blank canvas—dress it up with a blazer or accessorize with some fun jewels. But regardless of how you choose to wear it, you'll undoubtedly command the office in style. Now, read on to shop some of our favorite sheath dresses worth investing in for the long term.