In the Commandress feature Class It Up, contributor Amy (Bergsma) Schwarzenbach shares ideas for taking your wardrobe to the next level.
Does your wardrobe include a wrap dress? Maybe ten?
The only wrong answer to this question would be “none.” Wrap dresses are universally flattering and versatile. From work to a cocktail party, from a shower to a dinner, it’s always easy to throw on a wrap dress and change your jewelry for the occasion at hand.
By nature of the design, wrap dresses have surplice, or v-shaped, necklines that are very feminine, but powerfully so.
Today we are profiling four irresistible knee-length wrap dresses from brands we love. There is, indeed, a wrap dress for every woman who wants one.
First, a post about wrap dresses must include one from its creator, Diane von Furstenberg. In either Midnight or Black, DVF’s point collar, long-sleeve New Jeanne Two Jersey Wrap Dress will be a wardrobe staple for years to come ($276 on sale from Nordstrom; regularly $368).
High quality and British flair make Boden’s long-sleeve Wrap Dress in Navy Scallop an excellent choice. I love the mod pattern and flattering vertical design. For readers who like to avoid the dry cleaners, the good news is it’s machine washable ($88.80 on sale in regular, petite and tall; regularly $148; also in Black, Blue Scallop, and Mandarin Scallop).
We love BCBG’s Adele Wrap Dress – which is updated every season in a variety of gorgeous prints. There is something striking about BCBG’s Adele Jersey Wrap Dress in this new Poinsettia Combo Print. Between its sophisticated warm weather color palette and the “ribbon-like” detail along the surplice, this is a stunning wrap dress. It is also machine washable ($198 from Nordstrom).
Rounding out our selection of wrap dresses is Pendleton’s long-sleeve Breezeway Dress in Salmonberry/Ivory Zebra Knit Print. Technically it’s a wrap-style dress, which is also very figure flattering. And it’s washable. ($159.00 in regular and petite from Zappos; $169 in plus).
Disclosure – this post includes affiliate links for Boden, Nordstrom and Zappos.