In The Dressing Room: Diane von Furstenberg

Things every woman should have: black flats, good jeans and a Diane von Furstenberg wrap dress. With these three items, you will be virtually unstoppable (or at least comfortably stylish.) The Berg herself recently opened a flagship location in the ever-more-fashionable Meatpacking District here in New York and I couldn’t resist its pull any longer. So today, on a pilgrimage of sorts, I made my way through the Village to the DVF store, carefully navigating the cobblestones in my wedges (because broken ankles aren’t fashionable). What better way to celebrate the first day of summer than with a virtual parade of silk dresses perfect for the hottest weather?

bee dress

First off, DVF’s dressing rooms are absolutely enormous; at least three ladies could fit comfortably inside. The floor length curtain, random ottoman and amazingly flattering lighting all contribute to a sense of modern luxury not found in most stores. Speaking of luxury, the shop-girl actually offered me a pair of cork Louboutins to try stuff on with (they’re sold in DVF stores and were seen on her spring runways). Like a fool I refused them, partially because they were way too big for me, and partially because I can be an idiot sometimes. Louboutins! I’ll have to make use of their red-soled goodness when I finally break down, go back and buy this $325 bee printed Jillia dress.

wild print

The Berg does more than just wrap dresses. At $285, this silk Peggie dress is a steal that’d be just the thing to wear to a wedding. None of my friends are getting married this summer, and now I kind of hate them for their terrible timing.

redandwhite dress

With the Vintage collection, DVF brought some of her signature prints back from the dead, like the gingko print on this $325 Julien dress. Known for its resiliency, gingko is one of the oldest trees in history and holds a special place for DVF, whose career died for a while and then began to grow again.

strappy dress

I don’t think these shoulders have felt spaghetti straps since 1999, when I wore a surprisingly nice dress from Bebe to my junior prom. That said, this $325 silk Candy dress has forced me to re-consider the past eight years of my life. I was wrong about spaghetti straps, I admit it; thank you DVF!

fall dress

It may be the first day of summer, but this $325 Vintage print dress made me wish for fall.

dvf girls

Diane von Furstenberg Spring/Summer 2007

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