One of my first exposures to designer garments was my Oma’s Diane von Furstenberg wrap dress. In the 70s, Oma (German for grandma) worked at a high-end designer shop and spent her hard-earned money on elegant apparel. Oma passed away twelve years ago today, and I still remember her fondly. She was a style icon and role model for both my mom and me.
I inherited my Oma’s DVF dress and wore it to meet the designer herself a couple of years ago. Oma would have been thrilled! I like some of the same styles my Oma liked and when I saw this DVF in a consignment shop, I pounced on it.
Dress: DVF via Second Time Around (Boston)
Necklace: Gifted (thanks mom!)
It’s not vintage, but it is a wrap. And it’s animal print–one of Oma’s favorite patterns. I love classic leopard prints just like she did. And the fresh take on a classic–with blues and greens instead of shades of brown–made this all the more appealing.
I’ve worn this dress in summer, but it works just as well with tights in cooler weather. A wrap dress is timeless and great for any season. The stretchy jersey that this one is made from makes it really comfortable. I can wear it to the office or out to dinner.