Monday, September 17, 2012

Wardrobe Staple - Wrap Dress

Update on Ann Taylor sale (9/21): 30% off your full price purchase with code 30FALL

Update on Ann Taylor sale (9/18): The BOGO sale expired yesterday. Today they are running another deal which can be even better if you are looking for tops or pants - "30% off all tops and pants", no code needed. What that means is that you may be able to stack your promotional coupons on top of the deal.  I tried the 20% off coupon I got from InStyle magazine (code: 10000007638) and it allowed me to stack it on top of the 30% off sale. Effectively you are getting 44% off. Expired.

Most importantly, I want to mention a few sales that are going on right now.
Now onto today's feature item: Ann Taylor Wrap Dress. Here are some brief thoughts about this dress (I am wearing a 00P. I'm 5 feet and 96 lbs.)
  • Fits very well - sleeves are fitted but not tight, length is above the knee. Some people might like it a bit longer, but I like it a bit shorter. 
  • The dress wraps well at a higher waist - I might even consider wearing it without a cami to work. 
  • The traditional wrap dress opens at the bottom, if not careful you might be exposing your thigh by accident. This dress solves the problem by closing off the bottom part - very clever and not at all noticeable.
  • Material has a good weight and substance, and it drapes very well.
  • Machine washable - Thank you!
  • Very comfortable.
  • Pattern is nicer in person than on picture - this pattern doesn't photograph well, due to its messiness. 
  • The 3/4 sleeves have slits which flares out - I might even consider sewing them close.
I tried the monochromatic approach with classic black pumps and black purse first.
Then I decided to be a little more playful with a T-strap heels and a burgundy purse.
I have looked high and low for a wrap dress that fits me well, and I finally found it. Yes, this is my first and only wrap dress in my closet.  I have tried on the Diane Von Furstenberg's New Jeane wrap dress but the fit was awful on me. It was meant for someone much taller than 5'. 

Do you own wrap dresses? What are your thoughts on this style?

25 comments:

  1. The dress looks fabulous on you, Vicky! I like how you've paired it with the red heels. Very classy! :)

    Love, S

    http://shamelesslyoverdressed.blogspot.com

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  2. It looks amazing on you! I love the idea of wrap dresses but I always have to wear a cami underneath :(

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    1. Thank you, Annie. Definitely a cami would make it easier, but I don't like the look of cami under a wrap dress. Oh well... can't have everything, right? lol.

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  3. That dress looks great on you, fits you perfectly!

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  4. The dress looks great on you. I love the red heel with the wrap. It add a nice pop of color to the dress.

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    1. Thank you so much, Ying. I do too, and I do prefer it over the black heel. :)

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  5. nice review vicky. this interests me.

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  6. i love it! i've never found a wrap dress that fits. hopefully it fits me that well, too! thanks for the review :)

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    1. You are so welcome Amber. Hope you give it a try. :)

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  7. Vicky- I really like the slits at the sleeves....looks younger and fresher, I think. BTW, LOVE your blog! And, I'm going to try your tips on shrinking my cashmere sweaters....I've recently lost 42 pounds and the sweaters are huge!! So, wish me luck! :)

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    1. Good luck! Please let me know how that turns out. Not all cashmere are made the same, so use caution. Wow 42 pounds is not a small achievement. Congrats!
      You know you are right. After I complained about the slits, I found it very useful when I tried to push the sleeves up a bit. And it looks much better pushed up. :) Thank you!

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    2. Thanks Vicky! Yes, I'll let you know about the cashmere, and I'll be very careful. Have a great day, sweetie! :)

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  8. the dress looks great on you! unfortunately, that code didn't work for me, but 30% off pants is still a pretty great deal!

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  9. hmm, now the the code 10000007638 worked now ... so, never mind!

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    1. Sorry, I made a mistake typing in the code, and corrected immediately. You must have loaded the post when the code was wrong. Glad it works now.

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  10. I love the way the wrap dress looks on you Vicky! I am a curvy girl so I have always reached for wrap dresses because they are universally flattering. Your updated coupon codes are tempting me.... aaahhhh!

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    1. Thank you! Did you resist the temptation? :)

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  11. You look gorgeous! I have to say that Ann Taylor has the best fitted wrap dresses. I like how you can always dress them up or down!

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  12. You look beautiful in this wrapped dress!

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