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Closet CheckList Spotlight: The Floral Wrap Dress

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In case you missed April’s post, every month I’ll be doing a CheckList Spotlight, where you and I together can look at one item at a time on what should be your  Fashion Essentials: Closet Check List.

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This week, I’d like to chat about the floral wrap.. A wrap dress is an insanely flattering silhouette for almost any body type: It nips you in at that smallest part of your waist while softly flairing over the hips and, ahem, derriere.  

The wrap is one of those classic dress choices that, even when you don’t feel at your best or just  don’t know what to wear, you can pull one on and trust that you’ll look pretty great! All it takes is one tie and (all pun intended) it’s a wrap.

A wrap dress is also  super comfortable, with nothing tugging in the wrong places. And let’s not forget about the versatility you’ll get from  picking the right one (or two, or three). For me, a wrap is the perfect travel dress. It’s an amazing base layer to pair with jewelry and heels to dress up for Mass… or to wear casually with cute sneakers and a top-knot.

It’s one of those pieces you can throw in a suitcase and never  regret not bringing the right outfit.

Perhaps you’ve tried a wrap dress before and are thinking to yourself now… “Meghan, my friend, you are totally off… I look horrendous in them!” To which, may I please note, that it may have been the skirt’s silhouette -- and not the wrap itself -- that was wrong for you.

So based on your body type, here are a few recommendations when searching for the right wrap dress for YOU.

If you are …

Apple Body Type: Look for a wrap with more of an empire (just under the bust) waistline

Pear Body Type: Look for a wrap with more of an A-line skirt for fullness to gracefully drape over the hip.

Banana Body Type: Look for a wrap dress that has a more form-fitting skirt or slip skirt.

Strawberry Body Type: Look for a wrap with less fullness in the skirt, more like a pencil skirt

If you would like to add length to your legs: go for an asymmetical cut skirt or high-low skirt.

If you would like to balance your top half to be more proportionate with the bottom: choose a wrap style with a puffed shoulder or more structurally voluminous materials.

And below are a few fun wrap dresses for you to shop!

J Crew Faux Wrap Cotton Poplin Dress  I mean… ADORABLE. Dress it up with a dramatic statement necklace and wedges for a summer wedding OR just wear it casually with sandals and denim jacket.

J Crew Faux Wrap Cotton Poplin Dress I mean… ADORABLE. Dress it up with a dramatic statement necklace and wedges for a summer wedding OR just wear it casually with sandals and denim jacket.

Blue Pepper: Short Sleeve Silk Wrap Dress:  Just gorgeous! Simple and elegant. Spice it up with a fun color shoe or keep it elegant with a blush loafer or heel.

Blue Pepper: Short Sleeve Silk Wrap Dress: Just gorgeous! Simple and elegant. Spice it up with a fun color shoe or keep it elegant with a blush loafer or heel.

Tibi: Drape Twill Midi Wrap Dress:  Chic and flattering. The perfect modern piece to freshen up a classic wardrobe.

Tibi: Drape Twill Midi Wrap Dress: Chic and flattering. The perfect modern piece to freshen up a classic wardrobe.

Joie: Miltona Wrap Dress : Such a a beautiful statement to easily toss on and look great! Who doesn’t look great in florals?!

Joie: Miltona Wrap Dress: Such a a beautiful statement to easily toss on and look great! Who doesn’t look great in florals?!

Eloquii/Jason Wu: Printed Ruffle Wrap Dress:  Stunn. Ing. What a perfect dress to pair with booties and a camel blazer in the winter, then in the summer, bring out your favorite sandal!

Eloquii/Jason Wu: Printed Ruffle Wrap Dress: Stunn. Ing. What a perfect dress to pair with booties and a camel blazer in the winter, then in the summer, bring out your favorite sandal!

Rachel Parcell: Ruffle Wrap Dress: Simple, chic, and feminine! Pop it on with a colorful flat or jazz it up with a heel! Add a colorful statement necklace to really bring a pop to your Look!

Rachel Parcell: Ruffle Wrap Dress: Simple, chic, and feminine! Pop it on with a colorful flat or jazz it up with a heel! Add a colorful statement necklace to really bring a pop to your Look!

Hope these wrap dress ideas help tie your summer styling stress into a neat bow!

Question: How do YOU wear your wrap dress?







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