Wrap dresses have been a constant in my fashion arsenal for as long as I can remember.
They fit and flatter in all the right places (see tips below).
Skim over lumps and bumps and make me feel super feminine to boot.
Quality cotton plus classic styling from a local label, is something that truly appeals to me.
Maudie (istyl) on Instagram has been championing the cause of shopping local on her feed.
I love that she is showcasing just what style the local Sunshine Coast stores have to offer.
Do you to shop at the small independent stores? If so, please give a shout-out to your favourite local store in the comments.
Maudie openly admits she likes to ‘try before she buys’ – I on the other-hand, am more of an impulsive risk taker. If I see something I love online, it will magically appear in my shopping cart before my very eyes…at that point it would be rude not to seal the deal don’t you think? 😉
When it comes to buying a wrap dress there are a few things to consider, one of the most important is body shape:
- We all know I’m a classic pear, with ample junk in my trunk! The style of wrap dresses that suits my shape best is the classic tie yourself ‘Amelia’ wrap dress. Often having a fuller A-line skirt, is excellent for balancing out my lower half with my shoulders. It also creates the illusion of a slimmer waist plus the option of tying in an area that is most complimentary seals the deal. Length wise I prefer midi or maxi.
- If you have cracking pins, then the faux wrap will work wonders for you (as long as the fabric is weighty enough, think quality jersey with a some stretch). The fixed pleating and draping around the waist offers shape without bulk – which is crucial. Go for a dress that sits on or just above the knee. You can then add some fabulous heels to add elongation to your silhouette and maximise those fabulous pins…just know I will be a tad envious if I see you 😉
- Hour-glass beauties work the wrap V-neckline to perfection – accentuate your tiny waist and stand out from the crowd by wearing the classic tie style. If you are worried about too much cleavage add a slip dress underneath for extra security in the boob area. The perfect length is just below the knee.
- If you have a fabulous Petite/Athletic little bod, you can still rock a wrap dress. The faux wrap will probably work best for you though, just see how the cleaver draping offers light and shade to your shape. Wear a good push-up bra and you’re good to go.
Pattern or plain?
As a lass with ample
boobs and ass curves I prefer patterned, unless of course its black.
Plain could probably work for me if I was prepared to walk round in shapewear (of which I’m not – special occasions YES, just not every bloody day).
Another trick to feeling more confident in a brighter coloured plain dress is by adding a scarf.
Add leggings or opaque tight to shorter length dresses in the winter months.
Long boots or heeled ankle boots also offer an alternative look.
MahaShe sell both online and locally throughout SE QLD and the tip of NSW at local markets.
It’s Giveaway time.
Would I find a wrap dress in your wardrobe?