How to style a wrap dress 3 ways

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It’s the wrap dress and me edit today

Yep lovelies, we’ve been friends for decades a very long time 😉

But it’s the kind of friendship where you don’t need to see each other often, to stay besties.

Those style relationships are simply the best.

You know you both adore one another, your mutual appreciation kicks-back in immediately when you are reunited, but time-away does you both the power of good.

Pure perfection.

You see friends, good old wrap dresses never really go out of style

Small tweaks and fabric changes mean endless possibilities and constant exposure on the fashion stage.

The wrap dress truly is one of the most flattering dresses of all time.

And I believe most of us can rock it with little to no effort (which satisfies the lazy-ass-girl in me).

It encompasses feminine, elegant and sexy in one hit.

Making me a huge fan.

How to Style a Wrap Dress Three Ways

When the lovely Summa from Blue Sage Clothing posted this gorgeous number on Instagram, I almost gave myself a case of whiplash as I was scrolling through my feed.

Lovestruck doesn’t come close.

I messaged her instantly to say it HAD to be mine.

As she is such a gem, she responded within a millisecond.

But why the hysteria I hear you cry?

Three things:

  1. Sleeve – this was the first thing I noticed.
  2. Length – bang on trend.
  3. Colour – blue, dark enough for A/W

When you nail this combo – style harmony follows.

I instantly pictured myself wearing the dress – panic and acute heart palpitations always occur at this stage, until I secure the prize.

The length is perfect on us taller girls (I’m 172cm) as it falls mid calf.

It would also look the bees knees on someone shorter, being more of a maxi.

This one is a true crowd pleaser and by adopting some of the tips below, it can be a high-rotation piece for you too throughout A/W

How to style a wrap dress three ways

Garden Wrap Dress* $62 (wearing the 12) Blue Sage Clothing | Above Denim Jacket* $179 (wearing M) Bohemian traders | Caviette Fold Over Clutch* $149 Nikki Williams | Shoes: Windsor Smith (last season) | Sunnies Beat Mimco

Three Ways:

  1. Feminine.
  2. Boho.
  3. Relaxed.

Styling Ideas:

  • Dress-up with stylish heels and your favourite clutch – this look works a treat for a summer daytime event.
  • Casual it down with your favourite ankle boots and throw on a denim jacket.
  • Layer it with a cardigan, wrap or shrug to add longevity to summer style through Autumn Winter.
  • Add a statement belt to cinch in your waist.
  • Accessories are key, add long strands as not to distract from the neckline.

How to style a wrap dress three ways

Garden Wrap Dress* $62 Blue Sage Clothing | Montage Sandal $99 (on sale) Mimco | Necklace and Earrings* Feather and Oak | Buttoned Poncho/Shrug* $84 Woolovers

Tips to remember:

  • Sandals work better for a lightweight flowy/feminine feel.
  • Ankle boots toughen-up the sweetness to offer an edgy vibe.
  • Fitted and structured wrap dresses adore a patent heeled pump for the office.
  • Choose a silky jersey fabric to nail any cocktail occasion.
  • Add a Spanx for extra smooth lines and a hit of confidence and to avoid VPL (visible panty line) of course.
  • If the neckline is too low, layering with a cami or long slip dresses can fix the problem and add a colour contrast.
  • Dark colours are always slimming. Navy and black always hit the spot, but this seasons new comer Ms. Plum is always a good alternative.
  • Want to accentuate the cleavage? Add your finest push-up bra!

Above all, remember uniqueness is priceless.

Be YOU.

Style your pieces with a touch of individualism and you’ll never go wrong.

 

Tell me beauties, would I find a wrap dress in your wardrobe if I came looking? Are you a fan?

 

Items marked * have been kindly gifted to me in accordance with my disclosure policy

Bev,

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  • Absolutely gorgeous! I’m yet another wrap dress fan and this one is perfection. x

    • Your fabulous little figure looks all kinds of glorious in a wrap dress – total match made in heaven! xx

  • You’d def find a wrap dress or two in my wardrobe! They really are a classic piece that never goes out of style (thanks DVF!!!)

    Love the pattern and colour of this one. It’s so pretty and modern!

  • I have always been a long time fan of the wrap dress, they do amazing things for a women’s figure – the words divide and separate come to mind and give shape. I can see why you feel hard for this dress its gorgeous on you. Now what is your secret for your amazing tan – I’m so white and pasty 😭

    • Karen you look DDG in a wrap dress. In fact, it’s all down to you that I coveted this one…divide and separate is the most perfection description! 😉
      As for the tan, seek out a bottle of Loving Tan (I buy mine at DJ’s) plus a good tan mitt (Le Tan at Priceline have the best one) exfoliate, moisturise the scaley bits, slather on and sleep. No streaks and no effort! xxx

  • Suzie

    Oh forgot to tell you I love wearing mine over jeans as well if it’s too chilly in Melbourne town..

  • Suzie

    Love love love a wrap dress!! Yours looks stunning and omg that tan of yours!! You look absolutely amazing bev, such a babe 😘

    • Oh Suzie thank YOU so much! Wrap dresses work so well on skimming over the junk in my trunk 😉
      Thank goodness Beckie introduced my to Loving Tan (I use the extra dark) it works like a dream! xxx

  • Lisa Mckenzie

    Bev that dress looks Ahmazing on you,I really really love it worn all 3 ways💙💙💙
    I must admit I used to have a wrap dress and it was a DVF one but I sold it as I couldn’t make it work on me,it was too big I think and made my boobs look even smaller and it was the wrong length on me I either wear a dress that hits just above the knee or a maxi,midi’s do nothing for this shorty I’m afraid I just look matronly,you are a lucky girl to be tall.Great post Bev such a chic dress 😘😘

    • Awww thanks darling. As soon as I laid eyes on the dress I just knew it had to be mine.
      Such a shame about your DVF wrap dress though…the top of a wrap dress always needs to be snug (ish) to work, so I’m guessing there was too much fabric going on for your gorgeous self. I know I’ve said this tonnes of times already but you have such a fabulous dress collection. I simply adore you in maxi’s xxx

  • jess

    Love it! Seriously bev you make me want to buy all the things! Stop! But also don’t because i love your style 😘

    • Oh thanks so much Jess – you’re a gem 😉 So happy you love everything! xx

  • I’m a little bit in love with this dress too – it’s such a simple piece but looks fab on!
    My skin get’s every heavy duty product thrown at it on a daily basis. My cocktail of products must be working 😜 😘

  • That dress is divine! But can we talk about your skin for a minute? Its positively glowing!