The Ultimate Wardrobe Staple - The Wrap Dress

Somewhere between the end of the St Leger Festival and the last day of October I turn stylistically crazy. It’s still warm enough for nice dresses and stiletto pumps, but all of those boots and fur coats on Pinterest look awfully appealing. So, I'm making my annual transitional descent from summer race wear and gradually ascending toward some classic AW styles. 

And where best to start than with the universally flattering wrap dress!!!! 

The wrap dress is an enduring, iconic style staple and is a versatile piece of clothing to have in your wardrobe, one which will see you all the way from the end of the Doncaster St Leger through to the Doncaster Lincoln meet in March and beyond. This piece can be dressed up or dressed down teamed with Stiletto pumps and nude tights or boots and opaque tights this really is a staple item for any occasion. 

Wrap dresses look best on curvier, bustier women because it enhances the bust while accentuating and slimming the waist and flattening the stomach. The wrap dress does not always look as flattering on smaller women, though if you do want to wear a wrap dress in a smaller size, purchase one with less fabric on top and an adjustable waist tie to keep your torso in proportion. For more modesty in a wrap dress, you may choose to wear it with a camisole or a tank top underneath, or a blazer or cardigan on top.

Since I'm going to be adding a few new wrap dresses to my own racing wardrobe this AW, I thought I'd share a few styles I’m craving.

Issa classic wrap dress - petrol

ASOS - Chain Print Wrap Dress

Kaleidoscope Wrap Dress £59
Julian Two dress £315

Kaleidoscope evening wrap dress £69

Matalan Wrap Dress

The Wrap Dress was designed In 1974 by DVF, which launched a liberating style movement for women around the globe. Many pieces have come and gone, but the universally flattering wrap dress is definitely here to stay!!! 


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