The Black Wrap Dress

Diane von Furstenburg is said to have invented the wrap dress for a less than virginal motives: to get dressed the morning after without noisy zippers waking your lover. Despite its scandalous roots, the wrap dress is lovely – an investment piece every woman should have in her wardrobe, especially in classic black.

You can wear a black wrap dress around the house, to the office, or for a date night out; adjust for a few pounds gained or lost; and for all the breastfeeding  mamas out there, it’s nursing-friendly too.  But thankfully, this timeless black wrap dress will only cost as much as you’re willing to pay. The Wrap Dress You can choose an original DVF for $325 (upper left). But you could also select a more moderately priced option, like the Gemma Wrap Dress from Banana Republic for $98 (upper right) or the Simply Vera by Vera Wang wrap dress at Kohl’s for $68 (lower right). Then again, you could choose the bargain option from Old Navy for only $35 (bottom left).

Upon first glance, the four dresses don’t look very different. It’s also interesting to note that the fabric in three of the four options above are quite similar – rayon. The Vera Wang at Kohl’s is the only polyester fabric in the mix. Whether rayon or polyester, make sure to pair this dress with a simple nylon slip to camouflage any little imperfections.

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About Jo-Lynne

Written by Jo-Lynne Shane, a professional lifestyle blogger, brand advocate and community manager. Named one of Nielsen’s 50 Most Influential Women in Social Media, Jo-Lynne is best known for her award-winning lifestyle blog, Musings of a Housewife, where she dishes up an assortment of food, fashion, fitness and family travel. She has been featured on Mothering.com, Southern Living Magazine, CNN.com and in Cosmopolitan Magazine. In the local sphere, Jo-Lynne facilitates the vibrant networking group Philly Social Media Moms, providing community, support and education for 200 area bloggers. Jo-Lynne lives and works from home in the suburbs of Philadelphia with her husband of 17 years, three lively children and one extremely spoiled shih tzu named Savannah.

Comments

  1. I love a classic wrap dress. It’s flattering on every size and shape, and of course a wrap dress in black is a perfect LBD option. 🙂

    xo Always, Abby

  2. Black dresses can’t go wrong, fashionable and stylish for all .
    Thanks for sharing !

  3. Classic piece for anyone’s wardrobe.