We can’t really say this is a new trend since the wrap dress has been around seemingly forever. Diane von Furstenberg introduced it in 1972. In fact, the wrap dress has been back in style for the past several years because it is so easy to wear and looks good on most. This legendary dress is perfect for all occasions, from the office, to running errands to an evening out. So why should we stop wearing it now if it works?
How do you find/wear the right wrap dress for your figure?
First, as always, you must be honest with yourself and truly your body. You want to showcase the good and camouflage the the bad. Therefore, a fuller top and skirt balances out a larger body frame. Avoid tight Lycra and chose more flowing fabrics like silks and light-weight wools. If you are petite or thin a lanky, look for more fitted fabrics with adjustable sashes or ties.
As far as patterns are concerned. If you are fuller figured stick with solid colors or larger prints and avoid horizontal stripes. If you are tiny or very thin, looks for smaller prints as to not be overwhelmed.
1. Adam Drop Sleeve Wrap Dress, $192.50
4. Michael Kors Gardenia Print Sheath Dress, $1895
5. Emilio Pucci Monte Rosa Wrap Dress, $1580
7. Alice+Olivia Wrap Maxi Dress, $485
10. Versace Chain Detail Faux Wrap Dress, $1258
11. Hayden-Harnett Plume Silk Wrap Dress, $298
– Lauren Dimet Waters
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