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Join wrap, tie train

BY: Hadiza Nuhhu-Billa Quansah

It is simply stylish, and that is what is currently in vogue. Wrap-up tops are going on strongly this fashion season. 

From tailored wrap mini dresses for a sophisticated office look, to wrap tops and wrap playsuits for the weekend, look no further for the perfect figure-hugging style. You will love it, especially the tops.

 

Wrap tops are such that you can show some skin but not too much, and they look good on pencil skirts and skinny jeans.

The history of wrap dress dates back to 1973 when Diane von Furstenberg designed the first knitted jersey wrap dress which instantly became a part of high fashion clothing. A wrap dress is one of the most versatile pieces of women's clothing that any woman can adorn irrespective of her body type.

This dress is a single-piece dress with a three-panel design that includes the inner panel, outer panel and a belt or a snap to fasten the two. Once the dress is fastened properly, the overlapped outer panel sits freely over the legs.

Wrap tops come in various styles and shapes. Some of them have interesting names such as wrap front-tie side blouse, wrap long-sleeve crop top, frill wrap bodysuit, buckle front wrap top, rib wrap, crepe wrap front long sleeve crop top, V-neck wrap front, faux-wrap, side-wrap, flutter-sleeve wrap, cold-shoulder wrap, loose wrap hoodie and cross-front V-neck ruched long sleeve.

 

If you have never wrapped yourself in a wrap dress or top and need a little guidance, here is an easy step-by-step:

Feed one of the ties through the eye-hole on the right side of the bodice.
Bring the ties behind your back pulling them around the sides of your body.
Draw the ties to the front of your body and tie in a bow.

For more decency, you may prefer to wear a tank top or a camisole to get a modest look.