I’m going to be honest: I’ve never really been a fan of New York & Company. Not that there’s anything wrong with the clothes that they sell, but until recently I always associated the brand with fairly basic and underwhelming work wear. As a child I used to love going to the mall with my mother, but when she would drag me to New York & Company I remember the shopping trip, which couldn’t have lasted more than an hour, seemed like an eternity.
Recently though, after over a decade of misguided notions, I decided to give New York & Company another chance. I ventured on the brand’s website to check out their collaboration with Eva Mendes, and I was immediately stunned by how casually chic it was. There were beautiful print dresses, skirts and blouses that would seamlessly fit into any working wardrobe. I made a mental note of the items that I loved then proceeded to check out the rest of the New York & Company website, which it’s a good thing I did or I wouldn’t have come across the 7th Avenue Sheath Dress.
The 7th Avenue Sheath Dress is a lot of things: It’s simple, it’s sophisticated, it’s professional, it’s fashionable - the list goes on and on. Cut with an asymmetrical hem, the dress is obviously of the moment, but yet it doesn’t try too hard. The dress comes in both gray and black cherry with black color-block detail on the left shoulder and bottom right of the hem. There’s also a faux leather belt that sits at the natural waist, creating a nice overall shape.
To back me up, their are also quite a few reviews on the New York & Company website that rave about the dress. From buyers claiming the dress to be “versatile,” “wearable” “professional” and “sexy,” the 7th Avenue Sheath dress truly seems to have it all. Needless to say I was wrong about New York & Company, and I will be returning to their website for more office appropriate and fashionable clothing.