dress- thrifted, tights- H&M
Around Christmas time last year I saw this top at American Apparel, and I fell in love. Diane von Furstenberg, back in the 70’s, ‘invented’ the wrap dress. They’ve been timeless, and considered a classic ever since. With all of the 70’s influences that we’ve been seeing on the runways lately, the wrap dress feels more appropriate than ever. This past week, when I was in New York, I only went to a few thrift shops (as opposed to the epic journey of thrifting that I did last spring). There was this one, in the East Village, that I found. It was poorly lit, and the carpeting was a suspicious shade of grey. It was mostly full of H&M, which is a fine store, but one that doesn’t exactly make for the best thrift finds. I was about to throw in the towel when I saw it. A wrap dress, poised at the end of a row full of scratchy blazers and well meaning sundresses. It was black. It was simple. It was perfect. And it was ten dollars. I don’t know how many of you have worn a wrap dress. If you haven’t, then you are missing out. I swear, they are the most comfortable things known to man. Plus, there’s something very elegant feeling about wrapping glorified strings around yourself to fasten a dress. Take a peak at the dresses below, and consider the wrap dress!