Top Pick: Diane von Furstenberg Abigail Silk Jersey Maxi Dress

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Diane von Furstenberg Abigail Silk Jersey Maxi Dress
Although Diane von Furstenberg generally makes quite versatile pieces, this dress strikes me as being even more useful than most. It will be your fall go-to for occasions ranging from casual to just shy of formal.

This 100% silk jersey maxi dress is cut in the classic DVF wrap dress silhouette, but much longer, and created from a graphic off-white and black abstract floral print. The combination of the material and the longer length make this office staple cut vibe just a bit dressier without losing the ease of the original wrap dress.

Paired with a casual platform espadrille or wedge sandal, you could wear this dress to events that call for a look that is just a bit more pulled together than casual. I’m thinking brunch, a bridal shower, or an afternoon party. With the right accessories, this dress could even pull off poolside nonchalance.

Take this dress to a dressier place with high heel sandals, a clutch, and some stand-out jewelry selections. I’m thinking layered gold necklaces, or a statement ring. The wrap style will play right into your multi-occasion dressing scheme – you can adjust the neckline to fit the mood. A lower neckline signals an evening look, while a more demure approach helps to create a daytime-appropriate ensemble.

The price is a bit higher than a standard DVF wrap dress, but the investment is worth it for a dress that will so easily meet the demands of both casual and dressy occasions. What you are giving up by not being able to wear this dress to the office is made up for by its ability to fit in at a nice range of non-work events.

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