In 1972, fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg introduced the wrap dress and it was quickly adopted by everyone from housewives to celebrities. The cotton jersey dress wrapped in the front and tied at the waist. It was flattering to almost every figure and easily dripped dry. Diane von Furstenberg had created something comfortable, practical and oh so stylish. DVF quickly became one of the most marketable designers since Coco Chanel.
Five million wrap dresses later, von Furstenberg is still gaining fans young and old. She re-launched her line in 1997, and the wrap dress once again was a huge favorite. Today you can find many other designers with their own version of the wrap dress. But Diane von Furstenberg remains the standard of quality and design.
If you are looking to add this essential dress to your wardrobe, look at department stores such as Sak’s Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale’s, Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus. Stick with Diane von Furstenberg and other high-quality labels when purchasing a wrap dress. Poorly constructed dresses in cheap fabrics won’t drape properly or flattering your curves.
This season shop for wrap dresses in unique prints and bold colors. Right now, you can get the Diane von Furstenberg tribal-print wrap dress at Neiman Marcus for just under $300. This silk dress features a multicolored pattern and 3/4 length sleeves. Of course, this splendid dress also has the traditional wrap front, v-neckline, and a tie belt at the left waist. If you aren’t into prints, look for a wrap dress in basic black, navy, or charcoal gray. These neutrals can be worn year-round and you can easily change the look with different jewelry, handbags and other accessories.
Effortlessly-chic, timeless and sophisticated, the Diane von Furstenberg dress can be worn just about anywhere.