Shop 21 of the Best Wrap Dresses, AKA the Most Flattering Things Ever

The word "joyful" doesn't come close to covering our enthusiasm about wrap dresses being back in fashion. The flattering silhouette fell out of favour a while ago (thanks to a glut of lacklustre ripoffs of the Diane von Furstenberg signature as well as brands rendering them in stuffy colours and fabrics), but with new life injected into the dress world as a whole this season, the wrap is back.

In design circuits, this comeback is mostly down to a selection of cult-followed labels. Think of the likes of Attico (its slinky kimono-style wraps have been the talk of the town), Jacquemus (the thinking girl's shirting mecca) or Michelle Mason (where the A-list go for barely there evening pieces). Even DVF—which now runs under the creative direction of Jonathan Saunders—has updated its icon in myriad ways.


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The way fashion girls are wearing them also feels fresh. Many are choosing to use the wrap as a layering tool rather than a one-stop shop. With a camisole and jeans, the wrap dress has a whole new lease of life. When worn solo, it's all about cherry-picking a style with fun details like ruffles or handkerchief hemlines. Those points of difference add extra power to what's essentially a simple, flattering and versatile buy. Keep reading to see the best wrap dresses you can shop now.

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Hannah Almassi
Editor in Chief

Hannah Almassi is the Editor in Chief of Who What Wear UK. Hannah has been part of the the Who What Wear brand since 2015, when she was headhunted to launch the UK sister site and social channels, implement a localised content strategy and build out the editorial team. She joined following a seven-year tenure at Grazia magazine, where she led front-of-book news, fashion features and shopping specials as fashion news and features editor. With experience in both print and digital across fashion and beauty, Hannah has over 16 years in the field as a journalist, editor, content strategist and brand consultant. Hannah has interviewed industry heavyweights such as designers including Marc Jacobs and Jonathan Anderson through to arbiters of taste including Katie Grand and Anna Dello Russo. A skilled moderator and lecturer specialising in the shift to digital media and e-commerce, Hannah’s opinion and work has been sought by the likes of CNBC, BBC, The Sunday Times Style, The Times, The Telegraph and, among many others. Hannah is often called upon for her take on trends, becoming known as a person with their finger of the pulse of what’s happening in the fashion space for stylish Brits. Hannah currently resides in Eastbourne with her photographer husband, incredibly busy son and highly Instagrammable cat.