Thursday, December 17, 2009

That's a Wrap

Invented by Diane Von Furstenberg in 1976, the iconic wrap dress is one of the most essential pieces in a woman's wardrobe.  The appeal of the wrap dress is the transforming ability to flatter every figure and work for every age.  It's not an of-the-moment silhouette, but just like a true lady, it remains a classic.

The dress effortlessly creates a custom-sized waist, defines a bust, and offers a swirly-twirl at the end--all of this is done without a single button, zipper or clasp.  It's feminine without being too "girly" and can be worn in basic black or a jazzed up leopard print.  Look for matte jersey which can be worn year-round, but silk, cotton or any other classic material works just as well.  The wrap dress looks killer with a tall pump or a short bootie.  Accessorize according to your mood, but the dress itself is the headliner.  The concept of the wrap is also applied to tops and coats.  It's one of the smartest inventions ever.

Every stylish gal should own one.  And that's a Wrap.

stylingstage suggests:

Diane Von Furstenberg Rizer Wrap Dress: Nordstrom

Mirror Dash Wrap Dress: Urban Outfitters

Tie-Front Wrap Dress: Old Navy

Lily Print Wrap Dress: Nordstrom

French Connection Wrap Dress:

Flutter Sleeve Wrap Dress:

BCBG Kimono Faux Wrap Dress: Dillards

Lynn Ritchie Graphic Faux Wrap Dress: Bloomingdales