The Wrap Dress
Two years ago Gwyneth Paltrow asked Diane Von Furstenberg to name up to 10 wardrobe staples every woman should own. Among her answers was the wrap dress. The designer’s response was hardly a surprise, given that in 1974 she invented the wrap dress, which writer David Colman has described as “that waist-tied, curve-hugging essential.” With no buttons or zippers, the wrap dress has served as a fashion item of empowerment for women.
Everyone from Madonna to Michelle Obama has sported the dress, so iconic that in 1979 the Smithsonian featured in its National Museum of American History. Since the wrap dress’s popularity has spanned four decades, it’s not likely to lose steam anytime soon. That means if you’re looking for classic pieces to add to your closet instead of trendy ones, give the wrap dress a try. While a DVF creation can cost several hundred dollars, Matrushka Construction’s Galaxy Wrap Dress is $125. Next Page