I noticed a lot of my youth is coming back in fashion. It’s so funny, when the “thing” leaves the fashion world because it has been deemed untrendy, or in my vernacular, “farty,” I can no longer even look at it. But when it resurrects, 20 or 30 years later, just like the seventies did, it’s hip and wearable yet again. The “Lazarus” phenomenon in fashion has awoken an eighties trend which even five years ago I would have deemed so “soccer mom…” the wrap dress.
Though now we have added a few frilly touches like ruffles, and a sexy stretch slip, this little number is no slouch.
It can be worn just about anywhere…dinner, the beach, a bridal shower, or in my case to pick up, lol, but it’s packable for anything especially vacation when you don’t want to drag around a gazillion tops and bottoms. Easy on, easy off.
“Wrapping up” the sexy yet modest combo is this stretchy slip from of course, Free People.
I have worn this under shirt dresses a zillion times and it does the job covering up the little hoochie area, and squeezing the figure just slightly for a feminine line. I love it for short slip dresses and letting it show is the whole point. Here, it works on the “v” neck, and takes care of the modesty if the wrap dress unwraps, which it will, unless you are a mannequin.
I’m short, so I only wear sandals (they are my version of flats)in the summer, usually with short shorts, so I wore this with a great Sam Edelman platform that I LOVE from year to year: https://poshmark.com/listing/Sam-Edelman-Marley-Clogs-58f8e6e7f092824ff20112bd?utm_source=gdm&gdm_bottom=false&campaign_id=731570126&utm_campaign=731570126&enable_guest_buy_flow=true&gclid=CjsKDwjw6qnJBRDpoonDwLSeZhIkAIpTR8KMpeegiSzZV--rHyPD83MR5Biuft4ufq8rQB12U0F8GgLAEfD_BwE (They have lasted me so long you can’t even buy them retail anymore!)
You can certainly do this with a gorgeous flat sandal or even, you guessed it, a gladiator.