When it comes to stylish silhouettes that flatter virtually all body types, the iconic wrap dress is tough to beat. Paired with fashion-forward boots, this killer combination scores points for both fashion ease and chic polish. Keep in mind the print of your dress and the proportion of your boots, and soon you'll be rocking the wrap.
Prints Vs. Solids
Take stock of the look you're working with. If the dress is printed, decide whether the style is more bohemian or preppy, then build on that with your footwear choices. Tribal-inspired prints can work well with cowboy boots or rustic, well-worn brown leather booties, while colorful, classic designs look best with matte solid color boots in basic shades of chocolate brown or black. To jazz up a solid wrap dress and boots, don a pair of tights in a daring shade -- skip the flesh-colored pantyhose unless you're looking to age yourself a couple decades.
Generally, the most flattering wrap dresses tend to fall just above the knee. Avoid above-the-knee boots, which can look a bit off-kilter both proportionally and aesthetically with dresses. Try a boot that hits you at the mid-calf. If your wrap dress lands below your knees, pair it with shorter booties to fend off frumpiness. Ankle boots are apt for longer dresses, while taller boots are best suited for shorter dresses.
A pop culture junkie, Italophile and chronic sufferer of the travel bug, Mary Gray is an arts, entertainment and travel writer. Based in Florence, Italy, she is the Tuscany news editor of "The Florentine" English newspaper, co-manages social media for an international tour operator, and has been published in Italian daily "La Repubblica."