Wardrobe Building 101

The Wrap Dress

Hey y’all! Today I’m talking about the wrap dress and why it should definitely be hanging in your closets. 

The wrap dress is said to be created by designer Diane Von Fürstenberg, but the concept of the dress has been around since the 1930’s. DVF’s wrap dress initially started out as a wrap top and skirt, but evolved into a dress. She kept the style knee length with long sleeves and a clingy jersey material. DVF’s wrap dress gained major popularity in 1974.

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A wrap dress should be a mainstay in your closet because it offers one of the most flattering fits known. It helps to define the waistline and can create the illusion of curves. It’s ideal for curvier women as it follows and works with the curves. The fabric and design also allow great movement as the dress works with you as you walk. It’s great for evenings on the town or just for work. 

Looking for a classic wrap dress or a more youthful version that won’t break your budget? Here are a few examples from some cost effective retailers, but remember it can be good to splurge on something you know has a great fit and would be a staple in your wardrobe.

The classic wrap dress:   (The Limited $89.95) 

The Curvaceous wrap dress: 

(Macy’s $59.99)

The Modern wrap dress:   (New York&Company $64.95)
The Youthful Wrap Dress:
 (Forever 21 $19.90)

–Nikki ❤️

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