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, Southern Living Magazine, 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.


  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.