Summer Wrap Dresses
Hello, friends! 25 Days of Summer Fashion is well underway, and I’m back today to share some summer wrap dresses for events you may have coming up this season.
Wrap dresses are always in style and they flatter most body types. Some are true wrap dresses and some take the iconic style and make them more practical, but they all have the same figure flattering shape. It’s also a style of dress that is super versatile. You can wear a wrap dress to the office, to church, out to dinner, or to a special event like a wedding or graduation.
I was drawn to this one right away for the bold floral print with a slightly retro vibe.
Unfortunately this dress sold out quickly after it went on sale last week. I feel like that’s been a theme lately here on ye olde blog. I did round up a bunch of other nice options, though, and several are from this same designer. Take a look.
My styling tips in this post can easily be applied to any of the dresses pictured above.
Let’s talk undergarments for a second. I don’t wear pantyhose in the summertime, so I like to wear a slip or shaping shorts to keep everything smooth and to avoid any unattractive clinging. That’s particularly important with a dress like this that isn’t lined. In this case, I wore shaping shorts underneath to keep everything smoothed out.
This is a true wrap dress so I was having trouble with it exposing too much in the chest area. I actually used fashion tape to make sure it stayed in place when we took these pictures, but I’m planning to take it into Nordstrom and see if someone in the alterations department can sew in a few small snaps to help me keep the front panels together.
And not to be too terribly indelicate, but I think a different bra might provide better shape under this dress. I’m not crazy about how this one looks in these pictures. And the placement of that one particular flower doesn’t help. (insert the monkey emoji with his hands over his eyes)
One of the nice things about a dress like this is that it pretty much stands alone. I just carried an off-white clutch and wore beige strappy sandals so the dress can take center stage. I also tried my white pumps and nude pumps with this dress, and they looked great too.
I kept my accessories fairly simple with white stone drop earrings, a gold pendant, and a few bangles.
Be sure to visit Cyndi and see the summer outfit she’s styling today!
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