The Oxford English Dictionary defines wrap dress as “a dress that is made so that one side of the front crosses over the other and is fastened at the side or tied at the back.” We define it as “the one piece of clothing that seriously looks great on everyone.”
It’s true: the wrap dress has some sort of Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants-level magic that allows it to work on any and all body types. And while we think that every body is beautiful exactly the way it is, there’s no denying that most of us have features we like to accentuate (like a small waist or curvy hips) and features we prefer to downplay (for me, that would be my arms and my tummy). The wrap dress does all of the above.
How? Glad you asked.
The slightly-plunging neckline of a traditional wrap dress makes the neck look long and slim (not to mention, it gives cleavage a nice little boost!); while the tie-waist functionality carves out a defined waist, and the fit-and-flare silhouette gently glides over the hips and stomach to create an hourglass shape. The wrap-style fit is also adjustable—in other words, you don’t have to worry about fitting into your wrap after a burger and fries the way you do with your “skinny jeans” from high school.
Besides the flattering fit, the style has another major benefit: it’s an all-in-one outfit that’s as sophisticated as it is simple. On those mornings when you’ve overslept, are running late to drop the kids off at school, or just can’t find a clean blouse to wear with your jeans (guilty), the wrap dress is a throw-on-and-go outfit you can count on.
Obviously, we’re obsessed with wrap dresses—and once you get your hands on a wrap from Veronica M, you will be, too. Here are some of our favorites.
Leopard Print Wrap Dress
Our new Leopard Print Wrap Dress is a must-have for fall and winter. The feline print is practically a neutral these days, right? Wear it with black tights for cozy look that works for a first date or girls’ night out.
Floral Wrap Maxi Dress
Upgrade your go-to LBD with Veronica M’s Floral Wrap Maxi Dress. With flutter sleeves and a macro floral print, it makes a feminine statement whether you style it with heels or flat fall boots.
Yellow Floral Wrap Dress
Consider your weekend brunch outfit planned: the Yellow Floral Wrap Dress is all you need. It looks extra chic (and weather appropriate) when worn under a black leather jacket.
Black Floral Wrap Dress
Every woman needs that one dress that always looks good, no matter the occasion—and the Black Floral Wrap is just that. The fit is flattering, the print works year-round, and the length makes it wearable for work or the weekend.
Paisley Print Wrap Dress
In the mood to rock a paisley print? Test-drive the style with our Daniela Paisley Wrap Dress. You never know… you just might find your new favorite silhouette.