|Diane von Furstenberg, 1970s; Photo Source: http://www.eco-age.com|
The timeless quality of this photo of Diane von Furstenberg in the 1970s reveals the classic design of the wrap dress.
I design for the woman who loves being a woman.
NO THANKS: Sarah, a commenter on another blog said, “I will not be seen in a wrap dress in public anytime soon!” She did not elaborate on what she found so reprehensible about the wrap dress but her sentiment was clearly articulated.
NOTE-WORTHY 1: The dress in the display window somewhere in Lyon, France haunts me to this day. This is definitely a "would have, could have and should have" dress from past shopping experiences.
NOTE-WORTHY 2: With a number of women in my acquaintance having babies, I have been researching the clothing angle and it has been suggested on a couple of maternity posts on other blogs that the wrap-style dress is a perfect transition dress. It appears so but I would suggest, only with a broad overlap. Because the dress is made of three panels, the front two must be wide enough to allow pregnancy growth without fear of any unexpected fallout. Only the small sized, non-pregnant, women would not have to worry about this.
NEED: I have always loved the look of the wrap-style dresses, but I must say I have never owned many. In fact, there is perhaps only one about which I have a vague memory. With the summer sales on, I will look for a linen one, just like the one in the Lyon store window.
And if you don't care to spend so much time worrying about possible wardrobe malfunctions, the faux wrap dress has all the flattering qualities without the concerns.