Wrap blouses, also known as surplice tops, can have a bad (excuse the pun) rap. Long sleeved, exaggerated cuffs, replete with a huge bow at the waist, make us think of the go-to evening option for women gliding into their golden years. But times change, and so do the iterations of specific types of clothing — thankfully. Right now we’re loving how current wrap blouses are. Made by hip retailers and designers like Free People and Derek Lam, they’re skewing more fashionable and versatile than ever before. They’re about to be our go-to for day-to-night looks. And if mom (or grandma) wants to borrow ours, she’s more than welcome to add a fresh infusion to her look, too.
Jennifer Davidson joined theFashionSpot team as Managing Editor in November 2010. In addition to overseeing the editorial content of the site, she shares her fashion, beauty, and pop culture obsessions in her weekly column The Love List. Prior to joining the tFS team, Jennifer produced fashion segments for television, and is also the co-founder of StyleBakery.com.