Monday’s Must-Have (or Lust-Have): Wrap Dress

22 Feb


Classic Wrap Dress, Banana Republic, $120

As busy professionals, we have a lot on our plates – taxing work loads, overbooked social calendars, dreadful exercise regimens, overwhelming family responsibilities and on and on and on.  Sometimes shopping has to take a back seat because we don’t have the time to find the things we need and want.  Well, we hope to help you a little in the don’t-have-time department by posting what we deem to be a wardrobe essential each Monday (i.e., “Monday must-haves” or, in our case, “lust-haves” – – items we just can’t stop thinking about and feel that we “need” in our closets). 

Today’s must-have item is the classic wrap dress.  It’s the versatile, go-to dress when you can’t figure out what to wear.   This gorgeous gem of a wrap dress comes in an irresistible shade of sapphire blue (we looooove sapphires, so this color immediately caught our eye).  It will take you from your office to happy hour with a simple change of accessories (an elegant strand of pearls for daytime and a more elaborate silver necklace for nighttime). 

For those who need a little black dress, it also comes in black .  Of course, the black option would get even more wear than the blue but, if you’re like us, you have a gazillion black dresses in your closet already and like to jazz up your wardrobe every now and then.  If you do not have several black options, get the black – – you won’t regret it.  Every woman can use a classic black wrap dress.

We do not like the style of the nude shoes that the model is wearing with the blue dress (who picks the shoes for these models anyway?); however, the nude color works with the blue.  We’d recommend a nude classic pump like this lust-have Jimmy Choo splurge, this sleek patent Stuart Weitzman beauty,  or this more budget-conscious BCBGeneration pointed-toe pick.  Of course, you should go with the classic black pump for the black dress; black pumps would work with the blue dress as well.

If you have suggestions for our next must-have (or lust-have), please feel free to email them to


4 Responses to “Monday’s Must-Have (or Lust-Have): Wrap Dress”

  1. cornerofficechic February 22, 2010 at 9:39 pm #

    One thing that didn’t make it in to this blog post – – we find the dress as shown on the model to be a wee bit short for our taste. However, in my experience, BR dresses tend to come a bit closer to the knee on women who are of petite or average height than they do on the ultra-tall BR models.

    Also, for those of us who can’t quite find the right shade of “nude” for nude pumps, we are going to do a post for you soon on that topic. Not everyone is the same shade. It would be nice if a designer would come up with a wide spectrum of shades for the nude pump so we’d all be able to find the perfect nude pump.

  2. randomtherapy February 22, 2010 at 11:41 pm #

    I love love LOVE this blog! I must get a me a wrap dress. Ok, this blog is going to be hazardous to my budget!

  3. cornerofficechic February 23, 2010 at 9:06 am #

    You can get 25% off any $100 purchase at BR today only after 5 pm! Enter this code at checkout BR25AFTER5

  4. Terri February 26, 2010 at 4:54 pm #

    Love this – I’m a big fan of the wrap dress. They also tend to travel very well! A little cami underneath can be a nice fix for those wrap dresses that plunge a little low for the workplace!

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