What goes around comes around … Wrap dresses, need I say more? Diane Von Furstenberg’s iconic wrap dress took the fashion world by storm when it hit the stores in the early ’70s. DVF’s wrap dress was such a success that it landed her on the cover of Newsweek in 1976 where she was proclaimed to be the most marketable designer since Coco Chanel. Almost 40 years later, her wrap dress is more popular than ever. To be enduringly chic, every woman should own at least 1 wrap dress. What’s great about wrap dresses is that they wear well and pack well. You can dress them up or down for just about any occasion. The genius of the wrap dress is that they’re sexy, stylish and look great on every figure. In the winter months, wear your wrap dresses with black opaque tights and boots, funky wedge heels or platform sandals. And as it gets warmer, pair them with your wedges, platforms or flip-flops depending on your mood and the occasion. Although, DVF is the Queen of the wrap dress, there are many many designers out there making great wrap dresses. Remember Kara Janx’s kimono wrap dress (she wore it on an episode of Project Runway and Michael Kors told her the design was better than anything she’d shown them on PR)? Heading to St. Barth’s or the Hamptons, check out Calypso’s Julia dress. Looking for something that will work in a more conservative work setting, try DKNY. And if you have a figure more suited to custom-sizing and styling but a budget more befitting an off-the rack purchase, try eShakti.
Trust me, if you don’t already own a wrap dress or two, this is one purchase you will not regret!