Style Tips On How To Wear Wrap Tops For Every Season
Designer Diane Von Furstenberg may have invented the wrap dress; a timeless classic that has and always will remain a wardrobe must-have. Little did we know that the invention had humble beginnings as a crossover top and skirt that was destined to be combined. Today, our sights are set on the wrap dress’s predecessor — the wrap top. Known for its universally appealing and versatile qualities, the wrap top is gaining some much needed popularity, which is why we took it upon ourselves to dedicate today’s post in its honour.
Forget your shape wear and waist slimmers, the wrap top is one of the easiest ways to fake an hourglass shape. Thanks to its crossover-style design, the top instantly slims your mid-section and provides the illusion of a flatter and defined stomach. If you are really looking to accentuate your waist, we suggest opting for one with a plunging neckline that ties at the side for the ultimate hourglass effect. The recent high-street renditions are available in draped styles, some of which doubly cross-over acting as a fun belt to play with and with fluffy, billowing sleeves that go well with its rather inherent feminine appeal.
Courtesy of its universally flattering quality on most shapes and sizes, we could think of more than one way to style these beauties. For an office-friendly look, opt for the shirt styles with cross-over tie-ups (without the standout voluminous sleeve) to pair with high-waisted pencil trousers and kitten heeled slingbacks for a sophisticated silhouette that demands attention every time you walk into the boardroom.
When working a wrap top for a weekend getaway or date in the sun, reach for the tropical floral printed versions that are the perfect accompaniment to dressy shorts — add a basket bag to the mix along with strappy espadrilles and watch the magic unfold! For a more feminine take on the look thats a prerequisite for most date nights, might we suggest teaming a silky, poufy sleeved wrap top with a structured midi skirt. Accessorize with some tassled earrings, platforms and a box clutch for some much needed allure.