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Beach Wrap Dress

Added May 5, 2012

by red-lia

Kiryat Bialik, I...






I’ve seen this dress by Victoria Secret all over Pinterest.
Crazy simple idea and genius at the same time: a rectangle of fabric minus quarter-circles nipped at the corners + straps = a wrap dress.

Made it as a birthday gift for my friend (who’s modelling it in action).

Material Notes

1.50 m wide x 0.75 m long jersey.
Grosgrain ribbon for straps (2 pieces X 30cm).
Bra loops (for adjustable straps).




Garment Type
Beach, Casual

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    May 24, 2013, 06.29 AMby Marie Phillips

    Will this fit all sizes?

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      May 25, 2013, 05.16 PMby red-lia

      See my comments in Step 1 of the instructions.
      Standard fabric width of 150 cm is OK for size medium or less. For larger sizes, you may need to use the fabric length-wise, and take more than 150 cm.

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    May 12, 2013, 12.35 PMby Chp306

    Brilliant! I’ll be wearing it a lot on our dutch beaches (once the weather clears!)

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    Jun 16, 2012, 11.04 PMby fauxgetaboutit

    Thanks for sharing this. I’ve been looking all over on how to do this!

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    May 10, 2012, 06.25 PMby maribug

    Hey red-lia, this is awesome! i’ve been looking at making it but i’m worried about the straps falling off easily…does that happen?

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      May 11, 2012, 02.08 PMby red-lia

      On the contrary: since the dress is worn as a wrap, the straps would want to slide “inwards” (towards the neck) rather than outwards, so there’s no chance of them falling!

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    May 6, 2012, 11.04 PMby Fran A

    This is simply GENIUS. Too bad it’s already autumn where I live! Congrats!

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      May 7, 2012, 05.36 AMby red-lia

      Thanks Frantastica!
      Don’t worry, it will be summer again next year…

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    May 6, 2012, 06.31 PMby mixtlii

    Oh woah! So classy! I must make one of those!!! Thanks for sharing :)

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      May 6, 2012, 06.44 PMby red-lia

      Happy you liked it, glad to share!

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    May 6, 2012, 11.37 AMby pamchar

    I searched for a beach dress, I found what I want. It seems comfy and sexy!

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      May 6, 2012, 06.45 PMby red-lia

      Thank you, I hope you enjoy it!

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    May 6, 2012, 09.07 AMby Jolands

    Love it! Gonna give it a try . Thanks

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      May 6, 2012, 10.07 AMby red-lia

      Thank YOU!
      I just added instructions, I hope their are more helpful than my first description.

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    May 6, 2012, 05.26 AMby magdamagda


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      May 6, 2012, 10.07 AMby red-lia

      Thanks Magda!

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    May 5, 2012, 08.24 PMby lienepien

    Great idea!

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      May 6, 2012, 10.07 AMby red-lia

      Thank you so much!

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    May 5, 2012, 06.20 PMby step-van-b

    Super clever beach dress. I think I should steal the idea and give this a try too. Can you please tell me if you fix it somewhere to close it withe the bra hooks? Thanks.

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      May 6, 2012, 05.23 AMby red-lia

      Hi there!
      No, there are no closures. I just used the bra “thingies” to make the straps adjustable.

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