Sometimes a woman needs a coat of armor.
Whether it be work, dating or other sticky matters, situations arise that require confidence and grace, and sometimes we need to fake it until we make it to survive the moment at hand.
It’s in situations like this when I turn to a few well loved items in my wardrobe, one of which is celebrating a monumental milestone.
Diane von Furstenberg’s iconic wrap dress is turning 40; it was designed when more and more women were entering the workforce and seeking styles that were comfortable, professional and also flattering for the female form.
After the traditional LBD, the wrap dress is my favorite frock.
The classic design looks great on nearly every body type. Willowy women look sleek and slender. We curvy girls look dynamite in the dress that skims our shape and pulls together our well blessed chests.
The dress requires little maintenance, and can be untied in a jiffy on occasions that require quick undressing. It goes from day to night beautifully and is the perfect canvas to style with jewelry, jackets and jaunty scarves.
The wrap dress is a symbol of liberation and opportunity and beloved by women everywhere.
I wore a new wrap dress today, quite coincidentally (Banana Republic always has amazing wrap dresses and right now many are on sale), and was greeted with a compliment from a colleague first thing this morning. The props more appropriately belong to the dress than me; it is a great form that makes me feel like a million bucks.
Modern fashion dynamics typically don’t involve chainmaille or breast plates made of steel, but we women sometimes still encounter situations that require suiting up for battle.
Thank goodness for DVF.