Monday, July 10, 2017

Summer Silk in a Real DVF Wrap Dress

There is something so pleasurable about wearing a new item that you love. 
 I felt like a million bucks in this fabulous bright dress today - I had a lot of positive reactions to the outfit overall. Yay!


  • Dress - Diane von Furstenberg 2014 collection, thrifted; purchased here for $24.99
  • Shoes - Big Presence Desmond, Fluevog; last seen here (3rd outfit) in June with multicoloured Etro


 The dress was lovely to wear all day, and as you can see, I'm wearing a raspberry camisole under the top part, and a bright red vintage half-slip on the bottom part.
 Wrap dresses like to go, "Woo! Hey there! Let's show the world your underwear!"

Really, they talk like that.
 A hat and a lick of sunscreen was all I needed for outerwear. Hurray for summer!

So, I did a bit more research on this dress. I found another set of tags hiding down the side seam. First of all, let's get this settled: I do have an authentic DVF dress.
 There's the hologram to prove it.

The other side of the label confirms this.
 That second tag above says "New Julian Two" and...could the last few letters/digits "Y14" mean it's from 2014? Yes! It's called the New Julian Two and the pattern is called "Indian Borders Yellow" - and it is indeed from the 2014 collection. Here's a link for one on Amazon for $298.00!

I also mistakenly called it a cotton blend.
 Nope, it's a 100% silk jersey. How awesome is that? It pays to check the seams on the items! I also found this article about telling DVF fakes from reals - one of 3 articles by a DVF personal shopper, that helped explain what to look for. My dress has the "helper" ribbon loops (for the hanger) just under the arm holes, and everything else looks tickety-boo, so I'm happy to report that this is NOT a fake.

The stuff:
 I was chuffed with how well these shoes went with the dress. Matchy!

Disco bling:
They reminded me of shiny disco accessories. First wear of the new-to-me cuff.


  • Cuff - thrifted, $4.00
  • Earrings - vintage fair
  • Ring - late 90s



19 comments:

  1. I have a hard time with wrap dresses and it sucks bcuz I adore the style!!!!!!

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    1. You should try wearing a slip or cami/slip under them! It's so much "safer"!

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  2. such a fabulous dress, and you look gorgeous wearing it!, love how your shoes match the dress, it's an amazing color combo and adds more fabulousness!!
    Glad that you got a DVF wrap dress!, Coolness!!
    besos

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    1. Thank you so much, my ear! I know, I feel like I totally scored.

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  3. It looks even better on you Sheila - what a find too! :) I do find my wrap dresses can try to creep open too - I usually keep one hand on them when walking around just in case, as I don't have any full slips. Although now I write that I'm reminded of some pieces that I kep that came with sheer dresses (I donated the dresses but kept the slips underneath). I wonder where they've gone?

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    1. Aw, thank you, Mica! Yes, those long slips that come with sheer dresses are perfect! Try that!

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  4. Oh wow this post totally reconfirms that this dress was such an amazing find. Lovely colourful look She.
    BTW I had no idea that DVF dresses were also copied.

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    1. I know, I felt much better when I found these tags. Apparently, ebay is a hotbed of designer fakes - who knew? Another reason to shop in person only, where you can tell by the look and feel.

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  5. I love wrap-dress speak. Heh. You can be the dress whisperer. This dress definitely has a pow factor in the best possible way. And I love how you chose the red underthings. I think I have a DVF in my closet and I know now what to look for to see if it's an imposter. It will say, "Get your hands off me!" as I search her seams.

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    1. Wrap dresses are the bullies of the wardrobe, really. Ooh, I would love to see your DVF! Show it! Tell me what she says...

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  6. Just thoroughly appreciating this outfit on you! You and the dress complement one another perfectly! I have never owned a wrap dress because it never occurred to me to layer one with a camisole on top and a half slip on bottom and simply let the dress play peek-a-boo. Next time I have an opportunity to shop for a dress, will definitely consider this approach.

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    1. Aw, thank you, Laurie! I've always worn layers under mine, mostly for the cleavage cover-up, but also for that "whoops!" factor. I hope this inspires you to try one again!

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  7. What a fun dress! So colorful. DvF has an interesting life and past. Her mother was a prisoner at Auschwitz which affected Diane's perspective on life. And now she's married to the most powerful man in media (Barry Diller).

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    1. She's really forged her own way, hasn't she? I'm honoured to have one of her pieces. I'd love to find a vintage one!

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  8. Fantastic outfit. I think the shoes make it, and nothing beats a silk dress on a summer day.

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    1. Thanks so much, Sarah! I agree - I love natural fibres for that, and silk is just amazing.

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  9. Fabulous dress, perfect styling, severe dose of envy.

    Gotta go!
    Anna x

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  10. I keep having to say words like fantastic, gorgeous, great. I am repeating myself like a broken record. But I do mean it. A wrap dress like this was meant for a figure like yours. I have a blue and white one and I wear an A-line skirt underneath it to stop it from making me look straight as a needle haha. And again the shoes.... how lovely.
    Greetje

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Sheila