Scarfs, jackets, and wraps have been important accessories of each woman’s wardrobe for years. It is often clear what a scarf or a jacket is, but there is confusion around what a wrap is. So, what is a wrap and how can you wear it to your benefit?
A wrap is a loose outer garment or piece of material. Simply put, it is something that is wrapped around your shoulders. Synonyms of a wrap are shawl, stole, cape, mantle, scarf, poncho, serape, and pelisse. In other words, a wrap can be called anything that covers your shoulders in a loose fashion. Wraps are a great accessory that benefits a woman in a few different ways.
First of all, wraps serve as a fashion accessory. You can wear simple black pants, black top and add a wrap to your outfit to immediately transform yourself into a fashionista.
Secondly, wraps help women feel more confident. It isn’t a secret that a lot of women are self-conscious. We all have our insecurities. Some don’t like their shoulders and others don’t like their arms. Wraps are perfect for giving us that extra dose of confidence and security when needed and yet leaving us looking elegant and sophisticated. Wraps can be simple or fancy. So you can easily decide which one goes better with your outfit. The beautiful thing about wraps is that if you have an extravagant gown you would like to wear to a gala, and you want your gown to shine, you can pick a simple wrap to go with it so it doesn’t take away from your gown. But if you don’t have time or the right outfit, you can wear a plain dress and make it all about the wrap. In this case you need a wrap “with a spark”.
Finally, wraps are absolutely great if you are looking for modesty in the outfit. It has been a struggle for a lot of women to find an outfit that makes them feel beautiful and meets their cultural or modesty requirements. But with wraps, finding your dream gown is easy now, because you don’t have to worry about stressful and costly alterations or fabric matching. You simply buy what you want, accessorize it with a wrap, and here you are: feeling and looking beautiful!
In short, a wrap is an accessory that serves a lot of benefits. Besides being a fashion accessory, women wear it for warmth, modesty and confidence. The truth is, it is not so important what you wear, but how you wear it. If you feel uncomfortable in an expensive attire, it will be evident to people around you and the outfit won’t have the full impact as it could if you felt comfortable in it. On the other hand, if you wear a simple dress but you feel like a million dollars in it, I bet you will look like a million dollars in it too. Wear what makes you feel comfortable!
It is unclear how wraps were invented, but whoever came up with this accessory is simply a genius, because it doesn’t only meet women’s fashion needs, it meets their emotional needs about feeling more beautiful and confident.
I hope you have a good start to your 2015!