Among a handful of successful women fashion designers, Diane von Furstenberg (born 1946) made a name for herself when she devised a simple jersey wrap dress. She became internationally acclaimed for her no-nonsense, affordable clothing that acknowledged the modern woman as both beautiful and career-minded.
These are some of my personal favourite dresses from DVF.
The New Jeanne printed wrap dress is the epitome of timeless chic. The dress that started it all, it’s as fresh, flattering and wearable today as it was then. Pair with a feminine heel for an easy office to cocktails transition. With a shirt collar, self-tie belt and long sleeves. In silk jersey. $345.
A bold, graphic southwest-inspired print and a body conscious faux-wrap silhouette make the Ember dress a standout for fall. Wear it with a refined boot. With a foldover neckline and knotted sash at right waist $365.
The Genevieve’s relaxed wrap silhouette is the flirty fixture for Fall. Pair its optical print with a Tonda clutch and oversized jewelry for a playful cocktail combo. With a deep-v neckline, sweet gathered pleats and a metallic-tipped self-belt $398.
A flattering wrap style with a stunning gathered waist, the Akari (in firecracker) is a show-stopping look for any occasion. Add heels and an understated Tonda clutch for effortless perfection. Slip-on style with elastic at waist.
From Runway look #18, the Hatsu color block dress is a touch of modern perfection. Pair with a chic flat and a sporty Drew handbag for effortless sophistication every time $375.
The Squaretan is the must-have shape for fall. Layer it over a long skirt and boots as in Runway Look #30. Or give it an after dark edge with leather leggings and strappy heels. With a split neckline and front slit pockets. In fluid crepe $325.
A graphic, textured shift, the Reona dress is a stand-out piece this season. Pair with a strappy sandal and neon Lytton clutch for an unforgettable party look. With solid side panels and back zip closure. In sporty jersey and lace $475.
Renowned for her iconic wrap dress and signature prints, DVF has grown the global luxury lifestyle brand into what it is today with a complete collection of ready-to-wear, swim, accessories, footwear and handbags.
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- What’s in My Closet?…. DVF (stylebyladyg.wordpress.com)
- Diane von Furstenberg Spring 2012 (fabsugar.com)
- Diane Von Furstenberg weighs in on the Great Fashion Week Schedule Debate! (graziadaily.co.uk)