The word "joyful" doesn't come close to covering our enthusiasm about wrap dresses being back in fashion. The flattering silhouette fell out of favour a while ago (thanks to a glut of lacklustre ripoffs of the Diane von Furstenberg signature as well as brands rendering them in stuffy colours and fabrics), but with new life injected into the dress world as a whole this season, the wrap is back.
In design circuits, this comeback is mostly down to a selection of cult-followed labels. Think of the likes of Attico (its slinky kimono-style wraps have been the talk of the town), Jacquemus (the thinking girl's shirting mecca) or Michelle Mason (where the A-list go for barely there evening pieces). Even DVF—which now runs under the creative direction of Jonathan Saunders—has updated its icon in myriad ways.
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The way fashion girls are wearing them also feels fresh. Many are choosing to use the wrap as a layering tool rather than a one-stop shop. With a camisole and jeans, the wrap dress has a whole new lease of life. When worn solo, it's all about cherry-picking a style with fun details like ruffles or handkerchief hemlines. Those points of difference add extra power to what's essentially a simple, flattering and versatile buy. Keep reading to see the best wrap dresses you can shop now.