I don’t think I have ever worn a wrap dress. I know they’re commonly recommended for women with larger chests but seeing as they “wrap” around the tummy – my biggest part – I’ve never thought they were for me (as you’ll see, I was right)
They’re everywhere at the moment though and of course I could’t resist.
The obsession started with this red one which was probably the best on. I didn’t really know how to wrap the belt part. I definitely looked better with it tied at the back but it made the back view unflattering. What I do know is that I like this colour and I just need to find it in a different dress. Unless I put a button on the side…? Possible.
I ordered this longer floral wrap dress to try thinking the print might deflect from any tummy bulges.Okay-ish from the front. Awful at the back.
Skirts are often not that kind to me either but I have become mildy obsessed with this peony print and ordered the wrap skirt in case I hated the dress. I was thinking I could wear it with a simple black cami.Yeah, maybe not. (Excuse the odd foot and generally dishevelled appearance – the man collecting my broken down car arrived mid trying on session and I’d thrown a sweatshirt on over this)
To conclude the wrap trial, I ordered this dress which has a false wrap as the waist is actually elasticated.I didn’t mind this but I have a similar starry one from last year and my partner absolutely hates it. This would be great if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding (and don’t mind whipping a boob out the top)
If wrap dresses are for you this Next spotty wrap dress is less than £40 and looks pretty.
So, all mine are going back and I’m done with wrap dresses. Now I’m on the look out for a bright red/orange dress!
A few other bits I have my eye on.I didn’t buy this green shirt because I am waiting to sell a few more bits on eBay before I splurge again, but it is in my basket.
I didn’t see this yellow shirt but it will be mine one day soon. It makes me feel happy just looking at it! Denim shorts, simple sandals, perfect!)
I can’t remember how long it is since I last wore a halter neck but this orange silky looking top has grabbed my fancy.
Of course the top above led to a halterneck search and Zara offered up this dress. It definitely looks worth a try to me.
Then I saw this tie neck halter neck in my favourite green.
I saw this dress on the Zara website and liked the colour but thought the knotted front would do nothing for me. Then I saw it on someone on my Instagram feed (sorry if it was you, I’d have linked to you but have forgotten who it was) and now I want it!
Then this dress. It could look like a sack, it could look like paired back summer in the city chic.
Finishing with yesterday’s outfit.
I took this River Island top (now reduced to £20) on holiday to Mauritius but it was too warm to wear it. I really enjoyed wearing it for the first time yesterday (my car broke down so it wasn’t a good day otherwise!) with really old Zara jeans and Stan Smiths.
I’m going out for lunch tomorrow so will be back before that assuming I’m happy with what I am wearing. Let me know if you’ve seen any good dresses!