CATWALK TREND DECODED
WHY THE WRAP DRESS WORKS
By Lucy Glen, 9 November 2017
The wrap dress = an effortlessly versatile option that's been a go-to for generations. French designers Jour/Né showcased playfully bright versions in Paris for 2018, embracing a deconstructed asymmetric style that is just the ultimate compliment. It's the dress that works hard for you, whether it's layered over jeans in the city, or chucked on with swimmers for hot beach days – oh, and it's an unrivalled 9-5 staple. Only issue is: which one to pick?
For 2018, design trio Jour/Né were all about the pattern clash for their take on the wrap-dress silhouette. The result? A bright and fruity summer win. Wear with chunky white sneakers and statement earrings for those day-party vibes.
Danish blogger Pernille Teisbaek demonstrates how to work the Scandi angle in this midi-length wrap dress. The elegant simplicity of the gold accessories, mini bag and classic sunnies hit the street-style jackpot.
Try it out
Tempted to dabble in some wrap-dress delight? Well, then say g'day to this monochrome, ruffle piece from ASOS. It's got just the right amount of star power taking you from day to night.