What’s your go-to outfit, the thing you often end up wearing when you’ve got somewhere to go, and you want to look nice, no matter what the occasion? For me, it’s a wrap dress. I own a few, and they’ve been lifesavers! Let me tell you why I think it’s so worthwhile to have one in your closet.
This is a Diane Von Furstenberg wrap dress. ( Similar dress here) Diane is the inventor and queen of the wrap. A lot of brands make wrap dresses for women and they are all pretty good, but if you can ever get your hands on a DVF wrap dress, you will be in for a treat. This is a DVF. It’s silk jersey, very soft, and it hangs beautifully. It has a very elegant look and feel, which brings me to reason # 1 to own a wrap dress. Read on…
Reason # 1 – A Wrap Dress is Classy and Always Appropriate
Wrap dresses are considered a classic- a wardrobe staple. They’re simple, feminine, elegant and can be dressed up for an evening out with jewelry and sexy heels and a clutch. They can also be worn more simply by day if you pair them with low wedges, work pumps cute low sandals or even flats.
A bit of jewelry (or even no jewelry) and an easygoing day bag, and you always look pulled together. Wear it at the office out to dinner, off to a wedding shower, for lunch with a friend, a networking event. It’s always a safe, chic choice.
Reason # 2 – Wrap Dresses Make Your Body Look Amazing!
Nothing makes you look old and frumpy like wearing baggy clothes or clothes that hide your waist. The beauty of a wrap dress is that it magically gives you that “wow” hourglass shape, no matter what your size. The wrap style cinches your waist, lifts and highlights your bust, elongates your neck ( to make you look taller and slimmer) and shows off your curves, in a tasteful way.
It can even create curves where there are none, so don’t worry about any middle-age spread. If you’re really self-conscious about your tummy, you can always slip on some shapewear.
Tip: There are so many styles and colors out there so be sure to pick a shade that suits your coloring. I happen to look great in orange because I have warm undertones. To find out more about the colors that will make you look wow check out my ebook: Color Me Fabulous.
Tip: You can’t go wrong with a pump. I wanted to add some allure, so I chose to wear a thin heeled slingback. I like this look for summer. Notice the toe cleavage. That adds some sexiness.
Reason # 3 – Wearing a Wrap Dress Makes you Feel Comfortable, Confident, and Feminine
I find that a wrap dress is extremely comfortable and makes me feel very feminine and powerful. Slip one on, add some cute shoes and do a twirl in the mirror and I’ll bet you’ll feel like you can take on the world!
Ready to give it a try? My dress is sold out but here is a similar one.