A wrap dress is one of the most iconic fashion styles of all time. Although well-embedded into the American designer sportswear tradition, the design has become synonymous with Diane Von Furstenburg. Her choice in elastic, synthetic fabrics distinguished her clothing line from other wrap dresses from previous decades.
The first iteration of the wrap dress was the “taxi dress” by Charles James in the 1930s. However, it was Furstenburg’s design that dominated the fashion scene in the 1970s and continues to be a staple in women’s wardrobes today. Her wrap dress traditionally consists of long sleeves, a V neckline, and a knee-length skirt. It’s a classic piece that has crossed over from being a trend to becoming a necessity. Click to continue reading the 10 reasons why you need to have a wrap dress in your closet!