This Is Why You Need A New Wrap Dress

It’s been more than 40 years since Diane von Furstenberg unveiled her first wrap dress, but the designer is still being hailed ‘the most powerful woman in fashion’ thanks to her most famous creation. And for good reason. Want a ready-made outfit which will always fit and always flatter, no matter how much your weight may yoyo? That will never crease? That works in the office, on the beach and after dark? Then you need a wrap dress. “It hides every secret you want to hide,” as Sarah Jessica Parker, who says she “just felt flawless” when she donned her first wrap dress on the Sex and the City set, puts it. The wrap dress’s V-cut neckline elongates petite and apple shaped bodies, whilst its waist tie cinches in hourglass and pear shaped figures a treat. Worried it’ll emphasise your tummy? Just tie it at the back or side, rather than the front. Scroll down for our edit of this season’s best wrap dresses. You’re sure to find something to suit your style and your budget…

Starting us off is a piece from the famed designer herself. This knitted piece is ideal for the chilly months ahead. Wear with black knee high boots and layer under a slimmer cream roll neck for a 70’s vibe.

Buy now for 

£332 from Diane Von Furstenbeg at Harrods 

Tap into your partywear early this year with this black wrap dress from Topshop. The dragon jewelling on the shoulders deserve to be shown off, a fancy up-do hair-do is required. Finish with sexy 10 denier tights and silver sparkly heels.

Buy now for £85 from Topshop


 A floor sweeping maxi wrap dress is great if you’re not keen on showing off your legs. Wear with a pair of black ankle boots and sheerling coat for a cosy but cool vibe.

Buy now for £79 from & Other Stories

If you haven’t heard of Rixo London yet, then you need to. With thier bold prints and oriental inspired designs, it’s the new label that the fashion crowd are going gaga over. Let this dress steal the show and team with some simple black pumps.

Buy now for £265 from Rixo London


 Always have that workwear outfit sussed with this navy wrap dress from Jaeger. Move it into the now and partner with a printed pair of kitten heels.

Buy now for £69 from Jaeger (hurry as it’s in sale)

Amp your everyday work dress instantly with a pop of colour. We love this one from LK Bennett, the silky texture makes it look even more expensive.

Buy now for £295 from LK Bennett

 Grab all of the attention for all of the right reasons with this metallic dress from Marks and Spencer. Keep things looking elegant with with some black pointed toe heels and a matching clutch.

 Buy now for £55 from Marks and Spencer

A fabulously fitted polka dress, when styled correctly can we worn for any season and occasion. for winter, layer over a chunky polo neck with black tights and boots. For summer, leave it be and add a dash of colour with your accessories.

Buy now for £19.99 from New Look

Opt for a more vintage inspired dress with this velvet one from Zara. Pick up on the camel tones and compliment with gold accessories.

Buy now for £69.99 from Zara

 Diguise your upper arms in style with this filled sleeve wrap dress. Be brave with your colour choices, this green just oozes glamour.

Buy now for £130 from Phase Eight


 This wrap dress if ideal for curvier bottoms as the looser skirt part won’t cling onto your hips. A pair of statement earrings and gold heels are a must for finishing off this outfit.

Buy now for £59.99 from Mango

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