Fashion Friday: It’s a Wrap

12 Aug

“Feel like a woman, wear a dress!” said Diane von Furstenberg, whose iconic 70’s wrap dress works just as well 40 years later, on Juliett.


More quotes from an interview with Diane von Furstenberg:

“The wrap dress made women feel what they wanted to feel like… free and sexy… It also fitted in with the sexual revolution: a woman who chose to could be out of it in less than a minute!”

“It’s more than just a dress; it’s a spirit. The wrap dress was an interesting cultural phenomenon, and one that has lasted 30 [40] years.”

“What is so special about it is that it’s actually a very traditional form of clothing. Its like a toga, it’s like a kimono, without buttons, without a zipper. What made my wrap dresses different is that they were made out of jersey and they sculpted the body.”


Posted by on August 12, 2011 in Cycle Fashions


6 responses to “Fashion Friday: It’s a Wrap

  1. velogirl

    August 13, 2011 at 9:33 am

    Funny, I just took a friend/client shopping…..for dresses. She felt unattractive and wore jeans and t-shirts all the time. We picked up three beautiful dresses for her and she LOVES wearing them!

  2. ladyfleur

    August 13, 2011 at 9:53 am

    Dresses cover a lot more flaws than jeans and t-shirts. I don’t really know why women stopped wearing them so much. Maybe it’s because you have to sit like a lady.

  3. velogirl

    August 13, 2011 at 9:56 am

    I live in dresses – maybe it’s because I have a lot of flaws to cover.

    As always, great post, Janet!

  4. ladyfleur

    August 13, 2011 at 11:01 am

    Dresses and heels hide the fact that I have really short legs. How many 5’6″ tall women do you know that have 29″ inseams?

  5. kat innes

    August 14, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    love the shoes too – fabulous!

  6. ladyfleur

    August 14, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    Kat, these shoes are my most comfortable ones on the bike. Real leather soles, no platform and the straps across the instep make it work.


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