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Why We Love Plus Size Wrap Dresses: It Fits! It Fits!

Updated: Jan 17

The wrap dress was an instant classic when it was invented in 1974. Considering how unfortunate most 70s fashion was, this is nothing short of miraculous. Nowadays, every closet has a wrap dress. Or two or three. Faux wrap, true wrap. We love them all.

What is it about this style that’s so irresistible? In the plus community, the adjustable fit is a big part of the wrap dress’ appeal. You usually have to make a trip to the tailor to get an off the rack dress that fits you perfectly. But with a wrap dress, you just need to tie it just so. Wrap the dress so you get all the coverage you need where you need it. Pear shaped? Generous bust? We've got you covered. Other dresses may not fit your chest and hips equally well. But you can get a wrap dress that fits your bottom half and then tie the top snugly – instant alterations. The adaptability of the wrap dress to varying body shapes makes it a required piece for every woman's wardrobe.

One of our favorites is a faux wrap by Kiyonna. The Whimsy Wrap Dress (pictured, above) is a great choice that can work for you. It is also easy to dress up or down. If you want a higher neckline, for a more modest look, you can add a camisole underneath, or pin the criss-cross neckline together with a brooch. You will love it.

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