3 Wonderful Ways to Wear a Wrap Dress

Guess who’s Fabulous After 40? The Wrap Dress just celebrated its 40th birthday. Diane Von Furstenberg created it in 1974 as an alternative to suits and it’s been a fashion favorite very since. Why? It defines the waist, lifts the bust and gives every woman a fantastic hourglass figure.

Here are three fab wrap dresses and ways to wear them.

black and white Wrap dress for work

Tips for wearing a wrap dress:

1. If you are not planning to wear hose and want to keep things looking smooth, wear some shapewear like Spanx to eliminate any panty lines, bumps and bulges.

2. Some wrap dresses have a tendency to come open at the top. Make sure that you buy the correct size or wear a camisole underneath. I find that the non-lace ones look better with this tailored look.

3. If you are not that busty, this is a great time to have some fun with a pretty padded push up bra!

4. You can layer a cardigan or jacket over a wrap dress for a different look.


Date Night Fabulous After 40

I own 3 wrap dresses and think a wrap is the perfect dress for almost anything. You can wear a wrap to work, dress it up or down with accessories and also wear one out on a date. It’s very versatile and always looks great. Plus, it travels like a dream. It’s lightweight you can throw it in your bag and it’s always so comfy because it’s made of its soft jersey silk fabric.

More Tips…….

5.  Shoes? A heel looks best. The formality of the print and the size of print will dictate the thickness of the heel.  The wilder the print, the chunkier  you can go with the heel . That means you can do anything from a more delicate heel to a wedge.

6. Wrap dresses look wonderful with jewelry. A long necklace or short one works. Bracelets or cuffs look especially great on 3/4 length sleeve wrap dresses.

Going Out to Dinner Fabulous After 40 Hailey Kramer

This is the dress for women who want to look alluring and classy.  Even if you carry a few extra pounds, the wrap is figure flattering. The way it drapes will make you look sculpted and 10 pounds lighter.

More Tips…

7. To look extra slim choose a solid color wrap dress in a dark color like navy.
8. Many wrap dresses come in prints- A print with a vertical pattern vs. a horizontal or random pattern will make you look slimmer.
9. Small patterns look best on small frames and big patterns  look best on big frames.
10. Some wrap dresses can be flimsy. Choose a good quality one like the original by DVF to give you the best fit and shape.
11. Enjoy your Wrap! As Diane von Furstenberg once said, ” Feel like a woman, wear a dress!”
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  1. Joyce Richardson says:

    Thank you for this fab website. I look eagerly to receiving your newsletters, etc.

    I am a young 62 yr. old (lol) who needs to know how to dress for a wedding in the tropics? I am also not able to find dressy shoes with kitten heels that could fit my orthotics, any suggestions.

    Keep up the great job, much appreciated.