Spring and Summer Trend: The Wrap Dress

As we enter the late part of the spring season, and begin to ease into the hot, sticky summer months, there’s an eagerness to start shedding layers and putting those heavy winter jackets in storage until Jack Frost graces us with his presence another day. Spring and summer are the perfect time for bright colors and feminine dresses. Among the styles to re-emerge is the wrap dress.

The name itself is pretty self-explanatory. It’s the kind of dress where the material wraps around the body, which is then cinched and secured at the waist with a hidden button found inside the dress or tied in a bow. Depending on the style and cut of the wrap dress, it can range anywhere between modest, conservative office chic or flirty and sexy with a slit at the front or side.

H&M’s wrap dress is the perfect example of looking flirty and date night ready in a snap.

What’s nice about the wrap dress is that most tend to be short, quarter, or long sleeve. If you’re the kind of person who prefers not to show off your arms or shoulders, like the spaghetti, strapless, and halter dresses often do, the wrap dress is a great alternative to stay covered and comfortable. It’s also considered to be flattering on any body type, shape, and size.

I always look forward to dresses and skirt season when spring and summer are back again. I own at least one different style of dresses to suit the occasion and the temperatures outside. If there’s a trend I closely follow, it’s what’s hot in dresses and skirts. I’ve always adored wrap dresses for its simplicity and ease to slip into and out of. This is why it comes as a surprise that I don’t own a single wrap dress in my closet. Nada. Why? Probably because I’ve missed my opportunity to buy one good wrap dress when the style was big in years past.

Forever 21’s satin wrap dress exudes sexiness without the need to bare too much skin.

Now that wrap dresses are having its moment once more, there’s no excuse to not add this style to my wardrobe. Because wrap dresses can be versatile, at least if you buy one specifically to double as office and night on the town wear, there’s plenty to choose from. Style and function are two of the most important things I look for when shopping for clothes, and to find a dress that can be worn without needing to do a wardrobe swap is the best way to save time and some money. Can’t argue with that, right?

What do you think of wrap dresses? Is this a style you would wear?


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