The Best Wrap Dresses for Every Occasion

It's time to wrap your head around wrap dresses.

The Best Wrap Dresses for Every Occasion
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Welcome to The Essentials, our weekly series highlighting a must-have classic, key to building a timeless, pulled-together closet.

On the hunt for a dress that will never, I repeat never, go out of style? Look no further than the wrap dress. While this wardrobe staple has been around for close to a century, Diane von Furstenberg reinvented it in the '70s, creating a dress that embodied simplicity and sexiness while also feeling uncomplicated and functional. When the designer landed the cover of Newsweek in 1976 wearing one of her iconic creations, the wrap dress trend was locked in for good. Today, the wrap dress remains a great option for accentuating your form and hugging you in all the right places—your go-to when you need a no-fuss look in no time at all. Our picks include classics as well as reimagined favorites that will keep you on your toes.