Spice Up Your Wardrobe: 12 Super-Creative Ways to Wear an Infinity Dress
Convertible wrap dresses that you can tie to create different styles are all the rage lately. Once you learn the basics, there are a ton of different ways to wear an infinity dress. These 12 ideas will help you get started.
The little black dress is a beloved part of every woman’s wardrobe for one reason: versatility. Try as we might to build a diverse wardrobe, there always seems to be an occasion that we don’t have the right fit for. You can dress up or dress down your LBD in any way imaginable.
Of course, even a great LBD has its limits. That’s where the infinity dress comes in. If you aren’t familiar, an infinity dress is a dress you can tie into a wide array of shapes and styles. The long or shirt stays the same but you can craft almost any bodice and neckline you can imagine.
Most women with infinity dresses have a few go-to designs. If you’re looking to spice things up, on the other hand, there are plenty of ways to get creative. Try these fun new ways to wear an infinity dress.
9 Unique Ways to Wear an Infinity Dress
Even an infinity dress can get old if you tie it in the same few ways every time. The difference is that with an infinity dress, you can play with new styles without any added expense. Try on these new ideas for size:
1. The Greek Goddess Vibe
If you’ve ever watched Disney’s version of Hercules and envied the greek gowns’ details, this one’s for you.
Place both straps over your left shoulder and tie a knot near your left collarbone. Bring both straps to the front, with one under your left shoulder and the other crossing your back and emerging on your right side.
Cross the straps in the front, forming a short and wide X on your upper rib cage. Tie the straps in the back and you’ve created an empire-waisted gown fit for a Greek goddess.
2. The Structured Necklace
Collar-style necklaces aren’t just a major fashion trend right now. They’re also a great way to add some sparkle to your infinity dress.
There are countless ways to use them, but we’ll just go through one to get your creative juices flowing. Here’s our favorite design for how to wear an infinity dress with a necklace.
Put on the necklace and pull your straps straight up in the front. Put each strap through the necklace from back to front. Bunch each strap into a narrower band and pull it around to your back, going under your arms.
Cross the straps behind your back so they form an X across your lower back. Bring each side around to the front, cross them again, and tie them behind your back.
3. The Backless Beauty
For an empire waist that also incorporates the popular backless look, here’s your answer.
Place a strap over each shoulder and twist each one around itself into a rope. Each “rope”
should start around your collarbone and be long enough to go around and below your shoulder.
Bring each strap under its respective shoulder and cross them in the front. They should form an X that covers most of your rib cage. Bring the ends around to your back and tie them at the level of your natural waist. This leaves the rest of your back open in an elegant, modern design.
4. The Halter With the Back Bar
Today’s dresses are adding interest in areas we used to ignore like the shoulders and the back.
This classy option embraces a unique back design that will leave you looking for mirrors all night.
Cross the front straps into a halter and bring them behind your neck. Twist the straps around each other until you have a vertical “bar” that extends down to your waist.
Wrap the remaining ends around your waist. Tie them in the back for a finished look.
5. The One-Shoulder Dress with a Twist
Before we go into the design itself, here’s another tip for your infinity dress: get a matching bandeau. For some women who are, shall we say, well-endowed, a wrap dress alone may not provide as much coverage and stability as they want. The same goes for women of any size who want more modesty in their style.
Even outside of these situations, a bandeau can open the door to many more styles. Case in point: this cool one-shoulder design. It’s a great choice to wear to a wedding.
With your bandeau in place, put both straps of the wrap dress over your left shoulder. The left one will come up in a straight line while the right strap overlaps it at an angle. Starting around your collarbone, twist the straps around each other into a rope.
Continue the rope over your shoulder and down your back until it reaches the bottom of your shoulder blades. At this point, separate the two ends and bring them around the front. Cross them at your waist and tie them to one side, leaving a long tail.
For a twist (or lack thereof) on this style, you can leave the straps straight and loose in front. They’ll look drape on one side of your chest and won’t twist until they reach your back.
6. The Faux Sweetheart Neckline
Perhaps the only downside to a wrap dress is that it can’t give you the popular sweetheart neckline. If you want a similar style, though, we have a workaround.
Lay your straps flat and cross them at your chest before bringing them around to your back below your arms. At this point, twist the straps into ropes and bring each around its respective shoulder.
After they’ve come full circle around each shoulder, cross the straps behind your back and bring them to the front. Wrap the straps around your front and back as many times as you want before tying them behind your back.
If you prefer this neckline with cap sleeves, you can also untwist the ropes to a small degree at the top of each shoulder. This lets enough fabric drape down to form a cap sleeve.
7. The False Shawl
A matching shawl can add a touch of class to any dress. Unfortunately, they have a tendency to get lost in the fray. If your shawl is attached to your dress, though, problem solved.
You can create a false shawl with many different wrap options, We’ll take you through a simple halter one to get you started.
Cross your straps in the front across your chest and bring them over your shoulders. Form an X across your back, bringing the straps back to the front at your waist.
Cross the straps in front of your waist, then bring them to the back and tie a knot. From here, drape each end over your upper arms so that the ends are in front. You get the look and coverage of a shawl without the extra baggage.
8. “Knot” Your Mother’s Dress
This style adds a little extra interest to an elegant design.
Start by bringing each strap straight up in the front. Tie a knot in each strap at the level of your collarbone. This narrows the strap, forming a feminine v-neck shape.
Behind the knot, widen each strap again and lay them flat across your back in a criss-cross. Bring each strap around to the front and form an X at your rib cage.
Next, wrap the straps around your back and your front again, laying them flat in the front. You want to form the appearance of a wide band around your rib cage. Finish the look by tying the straps behind your back.
9. The Pop of Sparkle
Looking for a way to add some glitz to your dress? A simple circular broach, shawl pin, or another unique accessory can change the look in an instant.
Try using an open circular broach to create a unique halter style. Bring the two straps straight up in the front. Place them both through the center of the broach, going in the back and out the front.
Separate the straps and bring them each around to your back by going under your arms. At this point, the straps are holding the broach in the middle of your collarbone.
Cross your straps in the back and bring them up across your shoulders. Put each strap through the center of the broach from back to front. This secures the broach in place because straps pass through it at the bottom and at the top.
After you pull the straps through the top front of the broach, bring them around your neck and tie them. You can use a bow or a knot depending on how long you want the ends to drape behind your back.
Making the Most of Your Infinity Dress
When you invest in an addition to your wardrobe, you want to get as much use out of it as you can. With an infinity dress, that’s easy to do if you have a little creativity. Or, with articles like this one, you just need to make use of someone else’s creativity. These ways to wear an infinity dress are sure to help you turn heads at your next event.
For more great ways to update your wardrobe, check out our fashion tips blog.