Wrap Around Dresses For Women: Celebrity Fashion Style


Harry Potter star Emma Watson unwittingly gives us a fashion lesson on what not to wear during windy and rainy days: avoid wrap-around dresses that can be blown by the wind.



This is not to say that wrap-around dresses are not fab at all. In fact, they’re pretty chic and fab. It’s just that they require more “maintenance” during windy days.

Anyhoo, since we are on the subject of wrap-around dresses, let’s check out some other celebrities who wear this kind of dress, shall we?

Here’s Janet Jackson and her wrap-around electric blue dress during an event for amFAR or the American Foundation for AIDS Research. Janet’s chic dress is from her good friend Donatella Versace’s Fall 2009 collection. It presents a very flattering figure for our Miss J, no? She sure is looking gorgeous!

Next, here’s hitmaker Beyonce Knowles aka Sasha Fierce in a midi-wraparound black and gold dress. Is that her husband Jay-Z walking behind our glamorous diva looking like a bodyguard? Haha. He’s a star in his own right but his dressed-down style usually makes him look like a fashion “commoner” to Beyonce’s fabulous “royalty”.

Oh speaking of royalty, what do you think of this sweeping Carolina Herrera wrap-around gown seen during the Fall Winter 2011 New York Fashion Week? We say its a dress fit for a queen! We think Kate Middleton or the now Duchess of Cambridge will look fabulous in this Carolina Herrera designer dress. You agree, right? Of course you do! This is a simple but very elegant dress which we think is very befitting Duchess Katherine’s no-frills fashion style.

Want more female celebrities in wrap-around dresses? Well, let’s check out Slumdog Millionaire star Freida Pinto. The print dress she’s wearing is by Austrian designer Peter Pilotto. We’ve already blogged about Freida’s fashion style [see Freida Pinto’s Red Carpet Dresses and Freida Pinto’s Leather Skirt] but we are looking forward to see what she’s wearing when she promotes her two upcoming movies Immortals and Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

Finally, let’s have two fabulous Hollywood stars — Katherine Heigl and Carla Gugino — wearing the same dress: the Reem Acra Resort 2010 wrap-over dress.

Who wins in a fashion face-off between these two? Katherine and her electric blue dress or Carla and her classic black. Hmm, its hard to decide. They both rock their respective dress. They both look gorgeous. We can’t decide so we are going to declare Selena Gomez as the winner. Hahaha. You didn’t expect that, didn’t you!

Here’s Selena Gomez and her Reem Acra Resort dress during the Los Angeles premiere of her boyfriend (?) Justin Bieber’s Never Say Never.

Note: This post was originally published on 25 January 2010 and updated on 25 June 2011.