Wrap dresses were first introduced by Diane von Furstenberg in the 1970’s. They were an instant success due to their feminine style and flattering shape. Often made of a floral fabric, they were easy to wear, pack and style. Well, that style has made a big comeback this season, and not only in dresses! You can find a wide variety of tops in the wrap style and they are popular for the same reasons: flattering to wear, easy to wear, easy to style, and easy to pack. Today I am styling two unique wrap top looks that meet that criteria.
The Stripe Wrap Top
This super flattering top is another selection from Trunk Club. Wow, I definitely got some cute and unique tops this time! I just wish I could keep them all! The wrap top style hides a multitude of sins around the middle (you know what I mean!) and the side tie hits right at the hip.
The blue-and-green stripes give it a great nautical look, which is perfect for summer, but I could easily see this top with a suit or under a blazer or sweater for work or a professional event. For this summery look, I added my blue suede slides from last year–love the vibrant color of these! Silver drop earrings and a simple silver bracelet are the only jewelry I added.
This ivory leather shoulder bag was also included in my Trunk. It is a gorgeous leather bag with lots of compartments. It is quite pricey as it is a designer bag by Tory Burch. If you are looking for this type of bag and don’t mind spending some coin, this bag is for you.
The red wrap top
OK, wow, get ready for some red!! This adorable and unique wrap top was a mystery to me when I took it out of the trunk. But once I got it on, I saw the potential. While I think the white jeans were a good look, I could also see this with a long, slim skirt for a dressy occasion.
I just couldn’t resist wearing my red ruffled slides with this top!! Ruffles, ruffles and more ruffles. What do you think–a nice touch or just too much?
Red tasseled earrings were absolutely required with the deep vee of the neckline. I didn’t add a necklace as I think the neckline speaks for itself. A gold cuff bracelet and a straw clutch were the only additions.
For me, I kept the striped wrap top but did end up returning the red. While it is lovely and unique, I just don’t see myself getting a lot of wear out of it, which is something I always consider. The stripe version, however, is something I can wear with lots of things already in my closet. What do you think of these looks? Is a wrap top in your future? If you don’t already have one (or more!) in your closet, try some on and see what you think.
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