Fashion drapes!

Shibori West: Long Bomaki Scarves
A good example image of an elegant bomaki scarf. It is called a scarf, but it is used, at longer lengths, more like a shawl or accessorizing wrap with a dress. It can also be used as an obi.
http://www.aagg.com/shibori/longbomaki.html

Interesting site about a partially draped dress:
http://www.lydiasilvestry.com/English/intro.htm