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Wrap dresses, whats that about?

(76 Posts)
GlitterUnicornsAndAllThatJazz Thu 08-Feb-18 06:31:43

Is the idea that the wrap dress is universally flattering for women? Is that why its always touted as a classic piece? Do you wear them?

Who does good ones?

HuskyMcClusky Thu 08-Feb-18 06:34:42

No. And they’re not universally flattering, IMO. I don’t wear them as I think they look shit on me (tall, slim, but wide hips).

KatnissK Thu 08-Feb-18 06:38:15

I never used to but now I have a fuller bust and am breastfeeding, they are flattering and practical for me.

GoatPavlova Thu 08-Feb-18 06:45:44

I have loads. I particularly like faux wraps with an extra layer on skirt that hides a multitude of sins. Brilliant for work as you can just throw them on.

cod Thu 08-Feb-18 06:51:08

Very dated. Imo make big tits look bigger

DustyMaiden Thu 08-Feb-18 06:52:55

Having a small frame and big boobs makes them ideal.

lalaloopyhead Thu 08-Feb-18 06:54:25

I have had a few in the past, but I have small boobs and a big bum so not flattering. Its not something I would wear now.

Paintbox Thu 08-Feb-18 06:56:21

They’ve made a big comeback this year! Asos have loads at the mo. I’ve bought a couple after not having any for 10 years plus, I think they look current again now. They suit me as I need something nipped in at the waist

mynameisnotmichaelcaine Thu 08-Feb-18 07:02:15

They're terrible on people with a small bust and wide hips. I can wear them if I'm ten stone or over, as my boobs are big enough at that weight to balance out the vastness of my hips. Under ten stone and they highlight a lack of bust, and every lump and bump of my ungainly legs.

MrsJoshDun Thu 08-Feb-18 07:10:59

I also think they’re making a come back. Which pleases me as I do think they suit me, I have big boobs though so maybe that’s why.

Oblomov18 Thu 08-Feb-18 07:14:36

Are they making a comeback? Great. They really suit me.

Lokisglowstickofdestiny Thu 08-Feb-18 07:16:10

I don't think they are a good look for a big bust, they make mine look even bigger.

MaybeDoctor Thu 08-Feb-18 07:16:40

I think they are v flattering if the jersey is good quality and the dress is knee length.

Cheap jersey is a waste of time and either midi or mini lengths can look a bit odd.

Ulysses Thu 08-Feb-18 07:19:10

They suit me but I always end up needing to wear a camisole underneath as walking in them seems to loosen them up and the bodice part ends up slipping open a bit too much.

CrabappleBiscuit Thu 08-Feb-18 07:20:59

I’ve got big boobs and enormous hips and thighs, the tight wrap dress can make me look like I’ve got a waist.

The wrong cut makes me look extraordinarily matronly....

mehimthem Thu 08-Feb-18 07:41:49

I have big boobs & find that a wrap dress just divides them & yells, "look at me" plus the middle tie thingy doesnt usually sit where my natural waist is - so I essentially look like an overstuffed bag of potatoes. I end up feeling that I'm always tweaking the wrap or the tie to adjust it. Not for me sorry

HuskyMcClusky Thu 08-Feb-18 07:43:34

Yes, the middle tie thing is a real problem if you’re at all prone to stomach bloat. (Ask me how I know.)

Floisme Thu 08-Feb-18 07:45:15

I don't think universally flattering exist. I quite like them and their 70s Halston vibe but as Crab says, they're not all the same. They're also often in a cheap fabric which does no favours - I think the original ones were a silk jersey. But I think what annoys me most is the way every time they come round they're flagged up as 'effortless' when actually they're quite hard work - often too low cut and flapping up when you walk. Maybe I won't bother this time.

UnimaginativeUsername Thu 08-Feb-18 07:46:48

I find that they just don’t seem to offer sensible chest coverage at all. I have to wear a vest under a wrap dress or I’ll be flashing my bra all over the place.

I’m not a fan.

CrabappleBiscuit Thu 08-Feb-18 07:47:59

Yep the ones that suit me don’t have belts or ties.

This suits me....phase eight Maisie

CrabappleBiscuit Thu 08-Feb-18 07:48:30

Have to wear a vest underneath though...

Weepingwillows12 Thu 08-Feb-18 07:49:55

I have a couple of work ones from Hobbs.co.uk which I like. They are comfy. I have wide hips and small boons and not much gap between hip and waist so to be honest not much is flattering really. Not all wraps are good. Depends on the design.

Argeles Thu 08-Feb-18 07:52:11

I think they’re really flattering, and so easy to wear. I am somewhere between an hourglass and a pear shape though, depending on fluctuations in weight.

They make me feel really confident and feminine, which is how I like to look and feel.

You can be in a rush, and just throw one on over a pair of leggings and add boots and look like you’ve made an effort.

I am not a trouser or jeans person - neither suit me, or fit well in the slightest. I do not feel good in them. Summer culottes yes, trousers and jeans, no!

Even though I’m a sahm and student, I live in stretchy pencil skirts and dresses, and regularly get complimented on my appearance. Little do they know I get dressed so quickly!

OldBrook Thu 08-Feb-18 07:52:28

I love them as is but always struggle to find the right thing to put on over top if it’s cold if anyone has any ideas!

traviata Thu 08-Feb-18 07:54:50

I don't have much of a waist and they make me look like a brick, especially from behind. From the front I look like a brick with huge boobs, wearing a dressing gown.

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