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A wrap dress is a dress with a front closure formed by wrap one side round the other, and knotting the attached ties that wrap around the back in the waist or fastening buttons. A faux wrap dress looks like this design, except that it has secured together without a introduction in front, but rather is depended on over the head. A wrap shirt is a top clip and assembled in the exact same way as a wrap dress, but with no skirt. Wrap dresses achieved their peak of popularity in the mid to late 1970s, and the design has been credited with becoming a symbol of women's liberation in the 1970s. They experienced renewed popularity beginning in the late 1990s, especially when von Fürstenberg reintroduced her wrap gown in 1997; she, among others, has continued to style wrap dresses since then. The wrap dress's popularity and its perceived feminist significance have stayed present into the mid-2010s.

 

Sometimes you feel a little fragile. Well, this garment feels that way all the time, which means you've got to hand wash it. Use a delicate soap and then lay flat to dry to maintain this baby looking its finest. Hand washing is also better for the environment. First designed by Elsa Schiaparelli from the '30s, and Claire McCardell at the '40s (who called her model the "popover"), the silhouette strike peak popularity in the mid-to-late '70s, when Diane von Furstenberg introduced a knee-length, printed jersey variation as something irresistible, but also sexually liberating. Maybe its lengthy history is why I've associated the wrap dress with my mum's generation, but, for me, it is always felt completely un-modern and too obvious, using its stretchy fabric and dated patterns.That is, until I started packing to get a quick four-day visit to Porto, Portugal. For my extended weekend, I wanted to maintain my packaging concise, with everything fitting to some carry-on. Since the trip was so short, I did not wish to waste precious time every morning fawning over what I might possibly wear this day; I wanted in order to blindly reach into my suitcase and put on whatever I pulled out original. And after I realized many of my favourite designers were showing versions of this wrap dress, I figured they needed to be on something.

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