Versatile And Stylish: Wrap Dresses Are For Every Season

The wrap dress has found a place in just about every woman’s wardrobe for eons. Yet, it seems to almost be forgotten.

Which is a shame since it is so versatile and stylish at the same time. It works in every season and just about every situation. It can be dressy casual or full-on formal.

It is just now starting to find its footing again, so this is a great time to remind ladies about the iconic dress. 

In this article, I will go over some ways that you can wear your wrap dress and make an impression.

What is a wrap dress?

A wrap dress is closed in front by one side wrapping around the other. Think of it as an upscale robe in a way, but not at all frumpy.

It is very easy to wear and looks flattering on just about anybody. It doesn’t matter what your body shape or size is, there is a wrap dress that will use what you have to make you look great.

When they were first becoming popular, they were used as a ready to wear dress that used a little to do a lot. It took a little while, but eventually, women started to realize that they could be used with other clothing to create an individual style.

They can look great on their own like one of these Alexis dresses, or worn with other clothing.

Over jeans

Recently becoming popular is wearing a wrap dress over jeans. The best results will be when you are wearing skinny jeans or at least something tight. With your dress wrapped tightly around your waist, you can open up a slit as wide as you like to accent your jeans underneath.

Straight leg jeans that flare out at the ankle will also look incredibly stylish with the right dress. 

Play with prints

Using a print pattern is a great way to show off your personality. You can also tailor the print according to the season. 

A brightly colored pallet looks wonderful in the summer to brighten your mood. In the fall, go for some muted colors in a floral or leaf pattern. Winter can use some accents in black and white. Then in the spring, break out some more floral prints.

Try not to match your accessories too much with the print or you risk overdoing it. You can use the same pattern in different colors to match without it looking over the top. 

You definitely don’t want to wear conflicting colors and patterns, though.

Wear a shirt underneath

Under your dress, a fitted shirt can be practical as well as fashionable. If you’re opting for light fabric, say in the spring, but want to stay warm, then a t-shirt can work. Make sure it doesn’t look too casual, however, and it can be a nice accent to go with your dress.

Make sure you have a few of these wrap dresses in your repertoire. You’ll be surprised how often you go to them when you are looking to impress.

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BA, MA Psychology (and Conflict Resolution), University of Cambridge (2007). With a decade of trial and error in psychology and 33 years of navigating my own complex (that's one word for it!) relationships with family, friends, co-workers and men, I hope I have some useful knowledge and skills to share with my readers about making sense of relationships and trying to become a better person every day.

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