I have never owned a wrap dress in my life and I was never really drawn towards them. I always thought the dress was designed for a mature age group but the moment I started watching ‘House of DVF’ I immediately fell in-love with the dress. Diane von Fürstenberg the founder of House of DVF revolutionized the design of wrap dresses. She has pioneered her designs by making them look very sleek, classy yet flattering.
Ever since, I have been scouting for a perfect wrap dress but with no luck, I decided to ask my tailor Charity to design one for me. She helped me pick this stretchy fabric. To be honest I was quite skeptical since she shared the different fabrics available on WhatsApp and I had not seen or felt the texture of the fabric to have a sound judgement of exactly what I was choosing.
Days later, the dress was sent to me for my first fitting and the moment I tried it on, something was amiss. The front closure formed by wrapping one side across the other was not going all the way. All my thighs were out it was hilarious but instead of having an outburst , I was like, “Hold on, I actually like how it looks”. It gave me a very flattering look. I even had several ideas of how I would dress up or dress down the wrap. I wore my jeans and took a second look in the mirror and it looked perfect. I started picturing how I would look if I wore black tights on and also how flattering it would be for an evening wear with black stockings on.
A miss-calculated mistake/error turned out into something chic and fashionable. I guess some of the beautiful creations that we see on the runway come about from such mistakes/errors. Of course being the great tailor that she is, she decided to make a new wrap dress for me and I got to keep this one for free. Talk about keeping your customers happy and satisfied.
Wraps can be made in different styles. Short or long; slitted or without a slit. You can choose to have sleeves on or without. It totally depends on your preferred style.
You can also throw on this specific wrap after a swim for a quick lunch or better yet, if you are at the coast you can wear it with your bikini and just take a nice stroll along beach.
So whatever your style is, be sure to shop for what works for you or have your tailor or my tailor make a similar one to get this look.
Dress – Boutique Mahali
Black tights – Jamia mall
Shoes – Online shop (site was closed)
Photography – Archie May of I Am Photography