This is the summer of the wrap dress. Well, maybe not. That was the 90s. But still, I’ve been wearing them to unlikely places and in unlikely ways.
This vintage denim one was no exception, except the fit was all wrong for me. Nevertheless, the gold part of a wrap dress is the way in which they can be playfully (or not so) worn. The other day, I saw a woman wearing hers with a t-shirt under. I’ve been known to wear mine as dusters, or tops with a pair of cut-off shorts. When wearing one this time, I tied it to the side and threw on some trousers for good measure. The combination was a playful and comfortable look, that also gave a nod to the wrap dresses our mothers wore and the itty bitty tops with baggy jeans we once wore.
Although I played around with the kids’ skateboard for these shots, I would typically wear this without my kiddos and boob tape!
I love the way a dress gives to the pants. Especially if you wear a pattern pair. They cover up as you walk. And if you sit, bend over, run, or play on a skateboard like I am here, the pattern pops. The result is always a welcomed cool surprise. When looking for articles on wrap dresses, their versatility and the unbelievable 90s fashion that has overtaken the 20 somethings in my neighborhood (and on my feed), I came up short.
Is there not enough thought on this? Am one of few who, along with seeing the wave of baggy jeans and mini shirts, can’t deny the desire for mom’s resistance to high-waisted denim? AKA, the wrap dress.
The good news is that designers like DVF have held to this since those early days, “The wrap dress is the most traditional form of dressing: It’s like a robe, it’s like a kimono, it’s like a toga. It doesn’t have buttons or zippers. What made it different was that it was jersey; therefore, it was close to the body and it was a print.”
Have you worn a wrap dress lately? Better yet, do you remember your mom loving one?
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