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Friday, March 18, 2022

Are Wrap Dresses Flattering For Plus Size Women?

In a word, yes! Wrap dresses are a super flattering style no matter your shape or size. Since the wrap first appeared on the fashion scene back in the 70s (thank you Diane Von Furstenburg) they have been a great option for many, including plus-size women. Wrap dresses are super comfy, versatile and give you lots of options of how to wear them. In this blog we’ll discuss why wrap dresses are flattering for plus size women and share some top tips for styling wrap dresses for any occasion. 

Other styles of dress that work really well for plus size bodies include skater dresses, fit and flare, bias cuts and shift dresses. 

For more great guides from Insyze (though we may be a bit biased) see our tips on dressing for petite plus size and how to love yourself.

Does the Wrap Dress Work for all Body Types?

There are few styles of dresses that look amazing for all of the different body types but the wrap is universal no matter if you are Apple, Pear, Strawberry, Banana or Hourglass. Here’s how:

The Neckline

Many wrap dresses have a V-neckline, this opens up the chest area and helps to elongate your torso and actually make your waist look narrower.

The Wrap 

The tie waist can be tied just below your bust, which for lots of us is our slimmest part. It gives your bust a lift, gives the illusion of a waist and because it can be tied as tight or as loose as you want, is super comfy too. 

The Silhouette 

We simply adore the silhouette that wearing a wrap dress gives us. The gorgeous drape skims over any lumps and bumps and is super flattering. 

Wrap Dresses for Work

The wrap dress is the ultimate desk to dinner option. Wear over a cami top and pair with sleek accessories for the boardroom. Then simply swap those sensible shoes with heels or boots for the evening.

Wrap Dresses for Date Night

For the office, we opted for wearing a cami underneath your wrap dress for modesty, but for your next date, ditch the cami (unless you feel more comfortable wearing one) and slip into some heels. The V-neck of your wrap is perfect for framing a drop pendant necklace. 

Wrap Dresses for a Summer Vacation

A super simple way to give your favorite wrap dress a casual vibe is to pull on a denim jacket and sneakers. Add a backpack and shades for an effortlessly cool look that’s perfect for a picnic or taking in a bit of culture.

Wrap Dresses for a Winter Vacation

Wrap dresses are great for layering your look, making them an ideal style for all year round. Layer a turtleneck under a short sleeved or sleeveless wrap and add tights or leggings for a super cozy style. Wear a pair of knee or thigh-high boots and a duffel coat to complete the look.

Over to you, do you think wrap dresses are flattering for plus size? Share your looks with us or join the conversation on the Insyze app.