DVF’s Iconic Wrap Dress Celebrates Its 40th Year in Fashion

It is timeless and easily the go-to option of many women. The wrap dress is an ingenious creation, flattering on almost all figures, and an easy-to-wear classic choice. It’s hard to believe that this iconic dress is already 40 years old. And although there has been some redesigning in the latest models, the basic silhouette (that we all know and dearly love) has never really changed.

Diane von Furstenberg was only 26 when she came up with the wrap dress, and it instantly became a huge hit, especially for working women who loved the feel and shape of the frock.

The fabulous wrap dress celebrated its 40th year with an exhibit that showcased its journey. Several celebrities joined the celebration, even wearing DvF wrap dresses from different collections.

DVF Wrap Dress ExhibitionDVF Wrap Dress Exhibition

From L-R: Paris Hilton, Dylan Penn, Kate Nash, and Julie Delpy all wearing a DVF wrap dress at Diane von Furstenberg's "Journey of a Dress" 40th Anniversary Party at the Wilshire May Company Building in Los Angeles on January 10, 2014From L-R: Paris Hilton, Dylan Penn, Kate Nash, and Julie Delpy all wearing a DVF wrap dress at Diane von Furstenberg’s “Journey of a Dress” 40th Anniversary Party at the Wilshire May Company Building in Los Angeles on January 10, 2014

Diane von Furstenberg was only 26 when she came up with the wrap dressDiane von Furstenberg was only 26 when she came up with the wrap dress

Diane von Furstenberg looking gloriously happy on the red carpet of the eventDiane von Furstenberg looking gloriously happy on the red carpet of the event

DVF wrap dresses might be a little pricier than your typical simple frocks. But because of their timelessness, we consider these frocks a no-fail fashion investment. They can easily go from day to night and, on top of that, are unbelievably comfy, too.

Diane von Furstenberg “Amelia” Striped Wrap Dress, $485 at Shopbop

Contrast stripes and a bold chevron pattern mix on a retro-inspired DVF wrap dress.

Contrast stripes and a bold chevron pattern mix on a retro-inspired DVF wrap dress

Diane von Furstenberg “Abigail” Maxi Wrap Dress, $595 at Shopbop

An allover python print brings exotic flair to a signature DVF wrap dress. A fold-over collar and self-belt bring structure to the full-length profile.

An allover python print brings exotic flair to a signature DVF wrap dress

Diane von Furstenberg “New Julian” Two-Wrap Dress, $365 at Shopbop

A signature DVF wrap dress with an op-art print on slinky silk jersey. A pop of color details the hem, and a self-belt flatters the waist.

A signature DVF wrap dress with an op-art print on slinky silk jersey

Credit: FayesVision / WENN / DVF

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