The wrap dress is a wardrobe classic that’s having a resurgence in popularity of late.
And is it any wonder?
It’s basically the perfect dress for just about any woman, regardless of age, size or shape.
Just over 40 years ago, fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg created the iconic wrap dress and year after year, season after season, women all over the world gravitate towards this piece. So what is it about the wrap dress that makes it such a universally loved and timeless item?
Let’s break it down…
It always fits
If you’re anything like me, your weight can fluctuate depending on the time of the month. Not that I own any scales – I can simply tell by the way my clothes fit. Whether you gain a little or lose a little, the wrap dress has got your back and will still fit beautifully. Nice to know there is an item of clothing that literally gives us some wiggle room!
Diane von Furstenberg’s wrap dresses are made of a jersey-silk fabric that drapes the body and feels incredibly soft. While the DVF price tag might be out of reach for a lot of us, many brands follow the designer’s lead and produce their wrap dresses from a jersey fabric. This comfortable fabric skims over curves and helps create a smooth silhouette.
The wrap dress is a little miracle worker in the way it camouflages our not-so-favourite bits and accentuates our assets. The V-neckline elongates the neck, creating an elegant silhouette and complements the bust, no matter the size. The wrap itself hugs the body while the skirt creates movement. Which added all together equals hello gorgeous!
Style it your way
Another winning element of the wrap dress is that it can be styled in a variety of ways, depending on your mood, the weather or what you’re up to that day. It can be worn with flats, heels or boots. Over leggings, tights or jeggings. Under a cardigan, blazer or coat. The wrap dress can be worn to work, on the weekend and for any occasion.
Wear it any time of year
During summer, opt for a sleeveless or short sleeve style in lightweight jersey or cotton. When the weather starts to cool, look for a wrap dress in wool and with long sleeves to keep you warm while still looking stylish. It really is the type of dress than can be worn all year round.
Feeling wrapped up in love for the wrap dress? Let’s go shopping!
1. Atmos&Here ‘Collette’ Jersey Wrap Dress from THE ICONIC $69.95 | 2. Rebecca Ruby ‘Autumn Leaves’ Wrap Dress from Birdsnest $119.95 | 3. Seed Sleeveless Wrap Dress $89.95 | 4. Belle Bird ‘Belle’ Printed Wrap Dress from Birdsnest $119 | 5. Missguided Pinstripe Wrap Blazer Dress $84