A floral wrap dress is the ultimate favorite for comfort, effortless style and summer chic. The simplicity of a one piece garment begs only the question of what accessories to add. Easy to pack and lightweight, so no worries on exceeding the weight limit for checked baggage if you're travelling, plus they need little or no ironing when you get to your destination. Cosy it up with a scarf in the evening, a denim jacket or even a leather jacket during the cooler seasons. Plus, a wrap dress accommodates both our fat and thin days with ease, and who doesn't need clothes that do that?
Mid length dresses go beyond the limits of a sun dress being equally at ease day or night. Eliminate the formal look with flat strappy sandals. White sneakers and an over-sized tote for a casual shopping trip to the flea market or even the super on trend flat bejeweled slides for a morning coffee with the girls. More formal pumps will turn the look into evening glamour.
If you had the extra piece of pizza you knew you shouldn't have had and you've blown up like a giant fermented wheat ball about to go off bang, the wrap dress is your saving grace. Let it out and nobody will be any the wiser, tomorrow you can pull it right back in again when you've deflated! The silhouette of the wrap dress is very forgiving and liberating so it works for most body types, as well as most dress sizes that we're likely to encounter in any given week in our mid life years!
So lets talk about underwear! I'm not a fan of bra straps intermingling with the spaghetti straps of my dress or camisole or any top for that matter. Unless it's a fitness top which is deliberately designed to show off your sport bra then avoid the display altogether. If you like your outfit to keep a fuss free chic look invest in a really good strapless bra. I have the same one in black and nude and I live in them all summer long.
This particular dress I'm wearing is from Topshop and has the tulip style cut at the front, so it gives a little sexy peak of the legs when you walk or sit. I just have to be mindful if it's a windy day and blowing toward me so to avoid a Marilyn Monroe moment!
Here are some links to create a similar look to the one I'm wearing in this post including the same dress from Topshop:
Here are links to some other super cute mid length wrap summer dresses:
So that's a wrap!
Wishing you all a wonderful week and thank you for stopping by!
Karen Serino is a life and style blogger, sharing fashion, fitness and fun for youthful women in their forties, fifties and beyond.
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