It’s a Wrap!

DVF dress, Revolve; Pink cashmere scarf, Calypso.
DVF dress, Revolve; Pink cashmere scarf, Calypso.

Back in 1974, Diane von Fuerstenberg designed a dress that would become one of her most famous creations: the wrap dress. It is feminine and sexy while still being appropriate for work or a night out on the town…..I love this bold navy/cream chain print that I found at Revolve and recently wore it to work…here are a few tips you may find helpful should you choose to wear a “wrap”:

  • You may need to go up a size (I did) in order for the dress not to be too low cut… the past I would try these dresses on in my typical size and they never were right – going up a size made a huge difference.
  • If you want to wear a camisole underneath, try a tan or beige that will ‘disappear’ and not distract from the flattering V-neck.
  • Tie the self belt to the side (more flattering to the stomach) and tie it tightly – if tied tightly you should not need the cami, looks much better!
  • Keep the length just above the knee, no shorter.  (Shorter will look trashy, below knee will look dumpy)
  • Avoid a completely flat shoe.  To work I wore these blue patent pumps from Mad About Shoe; in the evening I would wear a higher heel – when the lights go down, the heel goes up!

DVF dress

With Burberry Brit jacket, ready for the April winds...
With Burberry Brit jacket, ready for the April winds…

I will definitely be on the lookout for another DVF wrap now that I have figured out the few tricks to make it work….at a recent charity event in Greenwich, CT I noticed a lovely woman wearing this exact same dress!  My first thought was, bet she paid more than I did!   Haha…….Then on a recent Pinterest search, look what I found………

A young Diane herself!
A young Diane herself!
The First Lady!
The First Lady!

On Diane, the multiple strands of pearls is an elegant look with the wrap that I can’t wait to try – and how cool does Michelle Obama look with her cute red pumps???
Have YOU worn a wrap dress? Ready to give it a try?

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One Comment

  • Thanks for info. I have been looking for a DVF wrap dress….yes,the neck line has always been a challenge. Good tip about a size up….this dress looks great.


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