Here’s the one thing you need to make it through a packed schedule.

By Real Simple
Updated December 12, 2017

We’re all multitaskers—no matter your career, it’s likely that each day brings a slew of calendar appointments that run the gamut from basic (an outfit for working away at your desk), to polished (that go-to look for a big presentation), to even a little fancy (client cocktails or the office holiday party). Luckily, there’s one closet staple that can handle all of these scenarios with ease.

Enter the sheath dress.

This tailored piece is a versatile pick that’s easy to dress up or down, keeping your look polished and pulled-together the entire time.

Business As Usual

Heading into the office for a day-long session at your desk? Pop an on-trend, chunky-knit sweater over your sheath for a separates look (Voila! Instant pencil skirtQ), that will also keep you comfortable.

Presentation Polish

Whether you’re hosting a meeting, attending a conference, or otherwise representing your company, a refined look is key. A sheath dressed layered with a crisp blazer reads classic business-formal. Make your outfit feel a little more modern with the addition of a statement necklace and sleek heels.

Post-Work Party

Keep this outfit in you proverbial back pocket for any last minute events that pop up, from meeting friends, to entertaining clients. A quick accessories switch (sparkly shoes and an eye-catching clutch), easily take a workday dress from desk to dinner.