That’s a Wrap

I’m usually a midi skirt kind of gal, but I must admit, the wrap dress is certainly starting to feature more in my wardrobe of late.

It all started in the 70s when Diane Von Furstenberg pioneered the wrap.

A wrap dress has a front closure formed by wrapping one side across the other, and knotting the attached ties that wrap around the back at the waist or fastening buttons. This forms a V-shaped neckline and skims over your bottom half.

When you think of the wrap dress, what is the first thing that comes to mind?

Do you think sleek and versatile, or more like of a sack?

The wrap dress has received many names of the years but let me tell you … this piece is a wardrobe must! And now is the perfect time to try one out with the impending warmer weather.

Why are they a must?

The wrap is a universal winner for every woman as most body shapes and sizes can wear this style.

Plus they also act as a:

  • Waist trimmer
  • Bust enhancer
  • Hip reducer (who wouldn’t want any of the above)

Not only that, you can wear it for both work and play – wear it to the school/office with a mid heel or opt for a higher heel for the weekend.

If you are not sure where to start, opt for a black or navy as wrap dresses can come in an array of colours and patterns. Also be sure to look for are knee-length hem, 3/4 sleeves and a nipped waist. If you do want a print, curvy gals can opt for bigger prints, or if you’re petite opt for smaller prints.

The most flattering length of a dress is at the knee or shorter.

By showing off more leg, you will look lean and chic. Avoid longer hems where possible as they can male you appear shorter and frumpy. If you’re petite or have short legs, find a length the finishes at the thinnest part of your leg otherwise, you can appear stumpy.

When it comes to the hem, a flare hem is flattering because it draws the eye outwards and away from curves which is great for ladies with (junk in the trunk) or ladies like myself who aren’t overly curvy. The wrap can create the illusion of curves.

This season see an abundance of wrap dress in our stores. Below are a few of my tops picks.

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St Frock Wrap Dress $69.95

wrap-1Feather and Noise Ruffle Maxi $79 (not a wrap but has the illusion of one)

Plus try:

St Frock

Sacha Drake

ASOS

Will you be wearing a wrap dress this season? Or do you already own one?

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