Modernising the Classic Wrap Dress With Kookai

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Giving the classic ‘wrap’ style a powerful, modern twist…

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Photos: Jenelle at Inspiring Wit

 

The wrap dress has been providing women with perfectly placed cinches, ties and curves, since 1974. Diane Von Furstenburg revolutionised the woman’s wardrobe with her simple, flattering dress style made for all shapes and sizes.

Almost 40 years on and the wrap dress is still reappearing, season in and season out. There are so many things I love about the wrap style – the defined waist, the ‘sexy-without-too-much-skin’ deep v, the adjustable nature of the neckline and waist – but I am always looking for an update on the classic jersey wrap dress (a style I haven’t seen myself in since I was a tween in the early 2000’s). I have owned cropped wrap tops, high waisted wrap pants and high waisted, silk wrap skirts, but it is the modern, long sleeved wrap jumpsuit that now has my heart.

SM Kookai jumpsuit power suit little miss mon bon 2It isn’t often you will see me in all black, but there was something so powerful and subtly sexy about this wrap jumpsuit that I just couldn’t resist it. It is probably a good thing Kookai only made it in black, or else you wouldn’t see me in much else but this jumpsuit all winter. The wrapped waist – and resulting curves – makes what would have been a rather masculine, boxy garment, so super feminine, and the v-neck adds some interest to the top half without making it too top heavy. It does to the body exactly what Dian Von Furstenburg intended the wrap dress to do all the way back in 1974 – it nips in at all the right places, and enhances those curves that mum and dad made for me.

What do you think? Is the wrap jumpsuit a modernisation of the wrap dress that you would try?
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