Since the 1972 inception of Diane von Furstenberg’s (DVF) iconic wrap dress, DVF’s designs have played an integral role in women’s wardrobes across the globe. Despite owning three wraps, they’re one item I can’t live without. If I could only have one garment in my closet, I’d actually have a wrap dress. The dress’ crisp collar forms a crossover V-neck, which is accentuated with a tied self-belt to sculpt a figure-flattering silhouette. On the bottom, the split wrap skirt renders a polished knee-length hem to provide a sophisticated finish. This easy-to-wear staple is perfect to go from 9 to 5 chic– to a night on the town in high-style. From animal prints to geometric and solid motifs, the wrap comes in a plethora of playful palettes, patterns and prints. Here, I’m working one of DVF’s signature, leopard prints in magenta and vermilion hues, which are vividly contrasted with lavender, white and black accents. By pairing the dress with opaque tights and pointed toe Stuart Weitzman boots, I created the ultimate look — to go from studying at Harvard to exploring my friend Josh’s photography exhibit on Newbury St. For a glamorous upgrade, I exchanged my satchel for a patent leather Gucci purse and added an assortment of vintage bracelets. Besides the wrap and the countless ways to accessorize it, DVF’s modern collections have evolved with eclectically-printed tops, bottoms and outerwear, sweeping maxi dresses and eye-catching accessories!
All photography by Joshua Matthew Peters