The Wrap Dress 411

IMG_5751 (1)It’s officially wedding season and I had long since been on the hunt for the perfect wrap dress to wear to my best friend’s wedding this past weekend in Florida. Last week, when I was just beginning to give up hope, I spotted this floral print beauty by Bobeau at Nordstom Rack and obviously made the purchase.

A 70’s inspired style first introduced on the runways by Diane Von Furstenburg, the wrap dress has become a wardrobe staple. It’s a fashion style that’s flattering for every body type providing a feminine and elegant feel and can easily be dressed up or down for any occasion.

I’d say it’s the perfect sophisticated yet practical dress for the spring season. However, after wearing this floral wrap dress by Bobeau this past weekend to an exceptionally windy beach wedding in Florida, I feel obligated to advise you on some Do’s and Don’ts when it comes to rocking the wrap dress:

  1. DO be sure to wear nude colored undergarments especially if you’re attending an outdoor event because there’s a high likelihood that you’ll have some Marilyn Monroe moments with the wind.FullSizeRender
  2. DON’T forget to double knot the waist. Technically speaking, a wrap dress is a dress with a front closure formed by wrapping one side across the other, and knotting the attached ties that wrap around the back at the waist. The knot that holds the two ties together at the waist is your only safety measure to the entire ensemble so if that tie comes undone, you’ve got problems. This little lovebug, Vienna, got a kick out of untying Aunt Kelsey’s dress but luckily help was close.IMG_5750
  3. DO remember to cross your legs while seated at ALL times. Since the dress is basically a robe with a knot tied at the waist, the danger of being exposed is too real. Stay classy!IMG_7615

 

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