The wrap dress is now 49 years old (thank you, Diane von Furstenberg) and, after a few facelifts, the consistently flattering frock has only gotten better with age. This shape-adoring, neck-lengthening, waist-cinching garment may have even accomplished more for women than any other piece of clothing. Sure, that sounds dramatic, but at its peak, 25,000 wrap dress were sold per week. The celebrated silhouette was even transformed into the wrap skirt to suit consumer demand. Needless to say, DVF was clearly onto something.
Today, however, cool textures, trippy prints, and varied hemlines dominate the classic style (not to mention the introduction of dresses with pockets, which was met with much sartorial acclaim). And that's why we consider the wrap dress to be our wardrobe's knight in shining armor. If you're looking for that ultra-versatile, go-to dress that'll take you back to the basics, ahead you'll find the best of the swathed bunch for the next time you need to just throw something on and go. (Like, tomorrow morning.)
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