How to Make Wrap Dresses Flatter Your Shape

Timeless and universally flattering, wrap dresses are great for showing off your womanly curves while concealing your problem areas. It goes with everything, is appropriate for any occasion, and never goes out of style. If you’re wondering on how to make wrap dresses flatter your body shape, keep on reading for its stylish tricks that might work for you.

If You’re Petite…

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Be careful of midi lengths that fall on your calves as it may swamp your frame. You may opt for a knee-length or maxi length style that can create an illusion of a taller frame. Also, be careful of wrap dresses with exaggerated details like embellishments and full or wide cuts as it can easily overpower your smaller frame. You may also think of vertically oriented pinstripes that help visually elongating your silhouette, or a waist-defining belt that adds some interest to your outfit.

If You’re Tall…

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A long torso and even longer legs may seem like enviable assets, but they do have a way of making even modest hemlines look anything but. Take advantage of your tall frame by embracing maxi lengths in wrap dresses, but pay attention to proportions, so your hemlines and waistlines hit in just the right spots. Like fashion blogger Jessica Stein, you may go for a wrap dress with a high slit to show some skin without looking too provocative.

If You Have Full Hips and Thighs…

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You may opt for wrap dresses with fit-and-flare, mermaid, or free-flowing styles that cinch at the waist. For the optimal figure flattery, opt for a hemline that hits your leg at its slenderest point, either just beneath the knee or just below the swell of your calf. Like fashion blogger Kristina Bazan, you may also go for asymmetric or tulip style of wrap dresses to create the illusion of a more flattering shape.

If You Have Perfect Curves…

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For hourglass bodies with perfect proportions, wrap dresses were made for you. Go for wrap dresses with tie closure so you can adjust the dress to fit exactly where needed. Like Angelina Jolie, make sure your wrap dress will highlight the slimmest part of your waist and the perfect curves on your hips. Go for soft jersey material that gently flaunts curves and skims over any lumps or bumps, while wrap dresses with tulip-style will help to make your legs look longer and leaner.

If You Have a Tummy…

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Wrap dresses are perfect for defining the slimmest part of your torso. If you have a tummy, go for an empire style or high-waist style of wrap dresses with a forgiving silhouette that will conceal your stomach. You may also look for dresses with a sleek A-line as opposed to retro, “babydoll” styles, which feature ruching or pleats that add bulk where you don’t want it. Indeed, wrap dresses are timeless and stunning option for anything from date night to attending a formal party.

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