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Func­tional knots, as in ones nes that amend the fit or fall of a gar­ment, are en­joy­ing ng a burst of pop­u­lar­ity.

Wrap skirts, wrap tops, wrap p dresses, neck-tie evening jack­ets, kets, tie-front blouses and tie-neck k shirts… if you knot it, chances are, it’s avail­able in na a lo­cal store right now.

There are also a few knots, like the bow on Hail­wood’s jer­sey, or the knot on Seed’s shoes, that at are there for dec­o­ra­tion alone.

Why so knotty? Well, those in their 20s and early y 30s might be think­ing of the likes of Brooke Shields ds with her shirt or tee knit­ted just so at the waist. Fur­ther back, those who hold a flame for 1970s style yle might be re­mem­ber­ing Diane von Fursten­berg in one of her orig­i­nal wrap dresses. It’s a dual in­flu­ence nce that ap­peals to many.

Com­pared to a gar­ment that is stitched closed, these gar­ments are also quite adapt­able, so there are func­tional ad­van­tages to their pop­u­lar­ity too.

As for which in­flu­ence I prefer? It’s a tie. Ha ha.

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1/ Lonely Ma­bel wrap top, $250 2/ Har­man Gru­bisa Iris s dress, $509 3/ Liam Sarah wrap dress, $299 4/ Witch­ery y Mara leather pouch, $110 5/ Seed Her­itage Jen slip-on shoes, $160 6/ The Brim La­bel Marnie vel­vet head­band, , $59 7/ Hail­wood Bow sweater,...





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