Fall Trend Alert! Wrap Party

November 19, 2008 • Fashion


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. 

Shopping Guide:

1. Adam Drop Sleeve Wrap Dress, $192.50

2. Donna Karen Collection Draped Charmeuse Wrap Dress, $2595

3. J.Crew Silk Taffeta Ruffle Wrap Dress, $268

4. Michael Kors Gardenia Print Sheath Dress, $1895

5. Emilio Pucci Monte Rosa Wrap Dress, $1580

6. Melanie Nicole Goddess Wrap Mini Dress, $400

7. Alice+Olivia Wrap Maxi Dress, $485

8. Philosophy Di Alberta Ferretti Pleated Jersey Dress, $595

9. Marc Jacobs Spot Jacquard Silk Wrap Dress, $995

10. Versace Chain Detail Faux Wrap Dress, $1258

11. Hayden-Harnett Plume Silk Wrap Dress, $298

– Lauren Dimet Waters

Image: Allison Merzel

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