Isn’t it lovely when a major trend comes around and appears to genuinely suit everyone? That idea is thrown around a lot in the fashion industry. For example, I’m always told wrap dresses should look good on me because they’re supposedly universally flattering, but they really don’t work with my figure. Occasionally, though, something magical comes along and really does live up to the hype.
One such wardrobe winner is this year’s batch of shirred dresses. Don’t know what shirring means? Let me explain: It’s when a fabric has many horizontal lines of thin elastic thread stitched into it in order to draw the fabric together and create a stretchy, flattering panel that will snugly fit waists but happily expand over boobs, tummies, bottoms, and more. It’s like body-con but bohemian, and it looks seriously good on everyone—not to mention it’s comfy.