Posted: February 23, 2018
WARDROBE 101: HOW TO WEAR A WRAP DRESS
Guest Blogger - April Clark, Fashion Aficionado, Beauty, Lifestyle Blogger
Dress: New York & Company Georgina Wrap Dress Eva Mendes Collection
The wrap dress is a popular dress silhouette for women of all ages and sizes. Whether a formal occasion or worn with fun accessories for an informal look, the wrap dress is a popular choice for any day of the week. Because the wrap dress can be worn in so many different ways, and it can flatter every figure type, fit can be a little tricky. Here are a few style tips to ensure your dress is wrapping you the right way.
It might seem easy enough to simply wrap a wrap dress around your body and you’re ready to go, but that’s not the case in most instances. If you’re curvier on the bottom and you are wearing a wrap dress that has more of an A-line fit at the bottom you should wrap your dress differently. Simply stand with your legs slightly apart before you wrap your dress. This will ensure that the bottom part of your dress will not be too tight, giving you more room to maneuver in the dress. As for the top be sure to bend over and wrap the dress accordingly. This will ensure that you cover your chest at a larger vantage point giving you more coverage.
The wrap dress is known for being easy to wear but the fit can be complex. Always purchase your wrap dress for the largest part of your body. Women tend to purchase a wrap dress for their waist size. Due to the nature of the wrap dress the waist is always adjustable and quite flattering in fact. What’s not flattering is a wrap dress too tight causing your chest to spill out of it. On the adverse side, a wrap dress that is too big can look like too much fabric, losing the silhouette of the accentuated waist.
Sophisticated, sexy, timeless, powerful all packed into one dress. There are many types of wrap dress silhouettes but the one common thread is the wrap feature. From evening gowns to career dresses the wrap dress can be worn in essentially any style.
Here are a few types of wrap dresses for any occasion:
- Thigh Split
Shop these retailers for wrap dresses:
- New York & Company
- Ann Taylor
- White House Black Market
- J. Jill
- J Crew
- Banana Republic
- Old Navy