A timeless classic is the wrap dress created by Belgian born designer Diane Von Furstenberg in the 1970s. The style became iconic due to being easy to wear whilst looking elegant. The wrap dress suits most shapes especially the curvier figure and the larger bust due to the flattering v neck
|DVF Blaine wrap dress|
DVF’s Blaine dress is dramatic in a black and white native hound print, it has crossover wrap neckline, matching belt and slit pockets. On the runway image, they have opened the wrap for a more plunging neckline, but the actual dress does wrap tighter to be less revealing. They have also paired with a wide leather belt instead of its own matching jersey belt – one easy way to get a different look from your capsule wardrobe. Great with either knee length boots or shoes. Fabric 100% silk jersey Price £361.00. www.dvf.com
Also available in a smaller black & white heart trail print and a brown/cream/black maze print.
This dramatic print does need dramatic jewellery otherwise they will be lost in the overall look.
|Bags of Sparkle necklace|
|Butterfly by Matthew Williamson leather chain cuff|
Go for with wide bangles or cuffs. Black leather chain cuff from Butterfly by Matthew Williamson available from www.debenhams.com for £30
|Next clutch bag|
This extra large mono colour block clutch (also with shoulder strap) ties in nicely with the rest of the outfit. Available at a small price of £18 from www.next.co.uk
|Elegance mock wrap dress|
If you’re afraid that your wrap dress may unravel on a windy day then choose a mock wrap dress instead. On this blue jersey leopard print dress from Elegance, the draping that creates the wrap around look turns in to a twisted belt at the back of the waist. Colour royal blue/black. Fabric 95% viscose 5% elastine Price £259 . Here with a black patent leather bag in a croc-embossed pattern £269. Both available from: