The Wrap Dress, the Ultimate Versatile Piece for Spring

1 wrap dress, 3 outfits

Obsessed is an understatement. My clothes have to be multi-functional so I can wear them in lots of different ways. This is a must for me. So when I spotted this vintage wrap dress it was love at first sight. As in peanut butter & jelly (which I love by the way – No judgment please). Needless to say I was sensing an instant connection with this floral wrap dress. I mean, it’s after all the ultimate versatile piece for Spring! You can dress it up or down in a snap. Plus, a wrap dress is universally flattering. Do I need to say more? I bought it, of course. I must admit: I loooove the way the fabric hugs my waist while the V-neck exposes my collarbones. I am definitely in love! Here are three outfit ideas that hopefully will inspire you.
Je l’admets. Je suis obsédée par la nécessité d’avoir des vêtements qui me permettent de les porter de différentes façons. C’est un must pour moi. Lorsque j’ai repéré cette robe portefeuille vintage, ce fut évidemment le coup de foudre. Le match parfait. Comme le beurre d’arachides et la confiture (que j’aime en passant – Pas de jugement s.v.p.) Après tout, cette robe peut être stylé en un clin d’oeil de mille et une façons. C’est LA pièce ultime à avoir dans sa garde-robe pour le printemps! La coupe est de plus universellement flatteuse. Est-il nécessaire que j’en ajoute? Je l’ai achetée, bien sûr. Et je l’avoue: j’ADORE la façon dont le tissu enveloppe ma taille alors que le col en V expose ma clavicule. Je suis définitivement en amour! Voici trois façons de porter ce type de robe. J’espère que ces looks vous inspireront.

To Work – Pour le travail

Photography of 3C Style by Marie-Claude Viola – Stylist: Dominique Nancy – Makeup: Emmanuelle RochefortKimonoBleu_MG_9850Wrap Dress – Era Vintage Wear / Crop Jeans – Citizens of Humanity (available at Room Service Loft Boutique)  / Crossbody Bag – Longchamp (Private collection of Elena B.) / Booties – Zara (DIY green by 3C Style)

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If your workplace has a casual dress code, wear your wrap dress like a kimono: with crop jeans and a t-shirt or a sweater underneath. Complete your look with flats, block-heel sandals or booties and a crossbody bag and walk into the day like a #girlboss.
Si votre environnement de travail le permet, portez votre robe portefeuille comme un kimono: avec un jean et un t-shirt ou un pull en dessous. Complétez votre look avec des chaussures plates, des sandales à talons carrés ou des bottillons et un sac à bandoulière et voilà vous êtes d’attaque pour le boulot… Comme une vraie #girlboss.

For Brunch – Pour le Brunch

Give it a sexy spin. Ditch the top, belt the dress over white jeans and add a straw basket bag. The combination with floral and white denim is timeless and it will put lots of Joie de Vivre in your day.
Donnez-lui une touche sexy avec un jean blanc. Ceinturez votre taille et ajoutez un panier en osier. La combinaison du sac avec l’imprimé floral et le denim blanc est intemporelle et mettra beaucoup de Joie de Vivre dans votre journée.

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For a Romantic Date – Pour une Date Romantique

Wear it as is: a dress. But don’t forget to add some glamour accessories such as a feather brooch or stunning earrings… Have fun! – Portez-la en robe. Mais n’oubliez pas d’ajouter des accessoires glamour: par exemple, une broche de plumes ou de superbes boucles d’oreilles… Amusez-vous!
Photography of 3C Style by Marie-Claude Viola – Stylist: Dominique Nancy – Makeup: Emmanuelle RochefortKimonoBleu_MG_9862
_MG_9873This Wrap Dress is from Era Vintage Wear. Visit the shop, the home to thousands of affordable vintage treasures.
Stay strong, stay stylish! – Soyez forte, soyez stylée!
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70 Comments

  1. Hi Dominique! So glad you’re back! This dress is fantastic and so wonderfully versatile! You look fabulous in every outfit! 😊❤
    P. S. I meant to write you an email to let you know I’m thinking of you but haven’t found the time yet – so sorry!! Sending lots of love! 💕

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    1. Oh Sarah I know you are thinking of me as I’ve been thinking of you too. I appreciated your last email so much. You warm my heart dear friend. I had to take some time for myself and my family in order to recharge my batteries. Feeling much better now. These two weeks away from the computer were necessary. Much love. xoxo

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    1. Tu as tout à fait raison Tony. Je suis un peu fatiguée. En fait, depuis ma pneumonie en décembre j’ai eu une baisse d’énergie. Bloguer, travailler et s’occuper des enfants et de mille et une choses n’est pas toujours évident. Tu sais de quoi je parle évidemment. Mais je prends soins de moi et dernièrement j’ai pris un peu de recul afin de retrouver ma vitalité. Cela semble fonctionner. Je me porte beaucoup mieux. Merci de ta gentillesse. xoxo

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    1. Thanks Roda. The loft is stunning, right? And Marie-Claude did such a fabulous job. Love the makeup artist too. And the dress also, of course. I kept some pics just for our project! I will put them on our dropbox soon.

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    1. Un gros merci pour ton gentil commentaire. Il s’agit d’un vieil immeuble près de chez moi ou mon amie de chez Era Vintage a sa boutique, le loft parfait pour cette créatrice.

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    1. Thanks Cris. I went over your site today during my lunch brake and read your post but could not comment because I was using my work computer. Lovely jewellery and beautiful pic of you! On my way to put my comment on your post. xoxo

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    1. Thank you Darren. What a great place to shot it was. The lighting was perfect! I like but don’t eat peanut butter as my son has a severe allergie… He carries his Epipen with him all the time.

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  2. I have a similar dress but in red and black that I love just wear it so rarely as It is too hot for Italy and at times too summery for Ireland but I never thought about using over trousers……….that’s a great idea😍

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    1. Hello Ortensia! That dress will become my best summer friend! Perfect layering for our weather here. Glad you like the trousers idea. The good thing is you can also wear it with any kind of shoes: slides, snickers, block-heels…

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    1. Everyone in this project inspires me so much… And the location was sublime. Thanks Margit. Hope you are doing well. My job has been crazy for several weeks so I have had to prioritise things. I am behind on my WP friends postings but plan to catch up fast. We will speak again soon. xoxo

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  3. What an incredible and beautiful piece! I love the colors and how you were able to dress it up or make it feel casual. I can’t say enough about the backdrop as well. So perfectly put together! Completely gorgeous my friend 😘💗

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    1. Thanks so much Lisa. I had lots of fun doing this shoot. The people, the clothing, the location… You know when everything is just perfect! I have to say that I am surrounded by people -like you, Darren and Roda- who are on fire and inspiring me with their energy, ideas and excitement. Happy Friday!

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  4. Cette robe est tellement belle mais ça m’a fait rire du brunch aujourd’hui. Hier, je suis allé faire du shopping dans les magasins discount pour une robe portefeuille estivale fraîche. J’ai trouvé une fabuleuse robe portefeuille bleu royal avec des lignes blanches imprimées de fleurs – tellement chic. Puis je l’ai porté pour le brunch … quand je me suis assis la robe ouverte ouverte et mes parties intimes étaient exposées. Puis ma copine a dû continuer à me dire que mes seins tombaient! Mon mari et le serveur semblait l’aimer …
    This dress is so beautiful but it made me laugh about brunch today. Yesterday I went shopping at the discount stores for a fresh summery wrap dress. I found a fabulous Royal Blue wrap dress with printed white outlines of flowers – so chic. Then I wore it to brunch…when I sat down the dress splayed open and my private parts were on display. Then my girlfriend had to keep telling my that my breasts were falling out! My husband and the waiter seemed to like it…

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    1. Oh my, what a funny story, well not so much for you but you made me laugh once again… You know what this story would be a great one to tell in a Guest in Jest post for my friend Linda. See her blog over at : https://mainepaperpusher.wordpress.com/2018/03/30/guest-in-jest-38-3c-style/

      So nice of you to translate your comment. I am trying to improve my English writing so I will keep practicing even if it takes me forever to write a single comment. So nice of you to stop by my blog. Nice to meet you!

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  5. Love the dress – what a find! Love the 3 outfits you created as well. You’re right that it is so important to be able to wear an article of clothing in more than one way. That is something that I am still trying to master 🙂

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    1. Thank you Sophie! Once you have all the essential items in your wardrobe it is easier to seek for the special clothes that offer versatility and a little Je ne sais quoi to your outfits. Start by looking for reversible clothing. It allows you to have two items in one piece. That means you double your outfit options. Good luck.

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    1. I’m sure you can find one with a similar floral pattern. I saw some nice ones on Revolve’s site on sales. Good luck Miriam and thanks for your comment.

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