Friday, 23 December 2016

It's a Wrap!

Written by Cassandra Snow
The 1970s saw a revolution in fashion design when the legendary Diane Von Furstenburg introduced the first wrap dress. It swiftly became a wardrobe essential for many and continues to boast a timeless elegance.

Wrap jacket/knit 

2 TED BAKER Arabes wrap- style knitted cardigan, £89.00, Selfridges

The once humble cardigan is transformed when conceived in a wrap style. This great example from Ted Baker, can be worn open in a waterfall style and then wrapped up to the waist.

Wrap coat

1cassPottery Wrap Coat, £249.00, Hobbs

A wrap style coat can be a really flattering take on a classic tailored look. The belt cinches in the waist and for a further cinching quality: tie your bow slightly to the side as opposed to the centre, this draws the eye away from the abodmen, which can be a key problem area for many.

Wrap dress

3Miss Selfridge Orchid Printed Midi Dress, Green, £45, Online exclusive to John Lewis

Effortless and iconic: The wrap dress comes in many different shades and prints. A dark floral such as this dress, from Miss Selfridge at John Lewis, gives a sense of vibrancy and well needed uplifting in the cold months ahead.

Wrap top 

4Floral Satin Wrap Top £34.00, Topshop

A wrap top and tailored trousers or jeans make for a great evening look. Be adventurous and go for pops of pattern such as this floral example from Topshop.

The key to the wraps success is that, no matter your body shape, the wrap draws attention to your waistline, creating an hourglass figure.

Top ways to wear wrap:

1. Wrap jacket / knit

2. Coat

3. Dress

4. Dress up tailored trousers with a wrap top for an evening look

Tweet @cassandrasnow_ for any styling tips or questions!

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