Friday, 2 August 2013
Diane von Furstenberg – From the Wrap Dress to the Bentley
Diane von Furstenberg created the wrap dress in 1974, and by 1976 she had sold over a million of her signature style, flattering jersey dresses, landing her on the cover of both the Wall Street Journal and Newsweek, with the latter calling her ‘the most marketable woman since Coco Chanel’.
We fell in love with the wrap dress – well why wouldn’t we? It flatters most women, curvy or otherwise, shows as much as you want or allow it to of cleavage and leg and is always the chic answer to ‘I’m in a hurry what shall I throw on today?’ dilemma.
The wrap is still a huge favourite, each season being created in prints both new and vintage, and it’s snapped up fast all over the world. Few well dressed women don’t have at least one in their wardrobe and most probably more.
The most recent ‘it’ dress from Diane von Furstenberg is the Bentley dress. Ruched practically from hem to neck and with the contemporary touch of a slightly asymmetric neckline the Bentley dress also has been designed in many colours from solids to prints. It has the curvy woman firmly in mind as it hugs every curve and has a much slimmer fitting skirt than the wrap. Take your true size and expect a ‘neat’ fit, this dress is designed to be sexy and hide nothing.
Each season new colours are released many of which are gone almost before they reach the stores so if you see something you really like you should try it as fast as possible.
Read more about Diane von Furstenberg in Matches Fashion’s ‘Spotlight’ Feature and if you haven’t already, go try out your first Bentley – you’re going to love it…….