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The wrap dress is a fashion item passed down through generations, created by designed Diane von Furstenberg in the 1970s and rapidly reached iconic status in the world of fashion.

Diane von Furstenburg 'Wear A Dress'

The intension, for the wrap dress, was an appeal towards professional women that needed stylish easy-to-wear clothing for work.

By 1976, Diane von Furstenberg sold more than 5 million dresses. Since then, the wrap dress has become synonymous with the words ‘timeless fashion’.

The design of the wrap dress diverges enormously; in a range of materials (although, it was originally produced in a knit fabric), different lengths and available in all sleeve lengths. However, there is one characteristic that has stayed and will stay fixed throughout the ages; a self-belt which ties around the waist, securing the dress closed, created with the material of the dress itself.

The wrap dress has appealed to so many due to the flattery of almost all figures, regardless of age, due to an ingenuous silhouette; the garment defines the waist with ease and closes the deficiency of the body.

In 1997, Diane von Furstenberg officially re-launched the wrap dress, due to its ever-growing appeal. The charm of the wrap dress can be seen reappearing in recent Autumn/Winter 2011 Ready-to-Wear collections:-

Diane Von Furstenberg Fall 2011 RTW Wrap Dress

Atelier Gustavolins Fall 2011 RTW Wrap Dress

The wrap dress it, unquestionably, a timeless piece.

Don’t you agree? 

 

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