The wrap dress belongs in your fall wardrobe

It’s time to embrace the season

Anna Wolfers wearing purple floral wrap dress on May 01, 2021 in Hamburg, Germany.
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If you’re on the hunt for some new fall essentials to add to your capsule wardrobe, look no further than the simple wrap dress.

Wrap dresses are having a real moment right now and it’s not hard to understand why. They are perfect for every season because they are light, comfortable, and made for layering. You can wear them on their own, with a jumper, an on-trend corduroy shirt, or layered over jeans, and even teamed with the omnipresent leather blazer.

Usually constructed in soft flowing fabric, the humble wrap dress is effortless and flattering on every body shape because you can adjust the waist to however cinched in you want to be. They’re perfect for those of us who steer clear of tight-fitting dresses that have a tendency to ride up.

Plus we’ve spied some of the trendiest celebs wearing them, from Hailey Bieber to Kendall Jenner, so that's all the convincing we need.

Hailey Bieber and Kendall Jenner attends CHAOS x LOVE magazine party

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Searches for the perfect wrap dress are on the rise, in fact, fashion retailer Karen Millen explains that they’ve seen a 1328% rise in searches this fall, compared to last year. Especially for midi wrap dresses—and who doesn’t love a midi dress for autumn?

What we really love most about wrap dresses is their versatility, not only can you find them in every length, style, and color they also work with just about everything—and that's the whole point of capsule wardrobe pieces.

Kendall Jenner wear blazer style wrap dress in SoHo

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Capsule wardrobes should be filled with classic staples, like white shirts and black boots that go with everything, and can be layered and re-worn over and over. The wrap dress does just that.

Karen Millen, Tuxedo Wrap Dress ( $259.20

Karen Millen, Tuxedo Wrap Dress ($259.20 | £151.20)

You can also go bold with the color, like this dress from Karen Millen—which features a structured blazer style, in bright orange. A very similar style to the one seen on Kendall.

ZARA, SATIN EFFECT WRAP DRESS ( $49.90

ZARA, SATIN EFFECT WRAP DRESS ($49.90 |£29.99)

This number from Zara incorporates everything we love about a slip dress in a wrap style.

Reformation, Karen Dress ( $248

Reformation, Karen Dress ($248 |£265)

This dress is perfect in both length and color, this 'moss' green dress will pair perfectly with a black leather blazer and some chunky boots. We're daydreaming about it already...

Mostly we’re a fan of this look because they’re ideal for those days when you really cannot be bothered, but you also low-key want to look cute. 

Naomi Jamieson
Naomi Jamieson

Naomi is a trainee News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team. She has a background in design, having studied Illustration at Plymouth University but has taken a leap into the world of journalism after always having a passion for writing. She currently writes pieces on fashion, wellbeing, and entertainment for GoodTo and My Imperfect Life and is training for an NCTJ Qualification. 

Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.