Leopard Wrap Dress

One of my first exposures to designer garments was my Oma’s Diane von Furstenberg wrap dress. In the 70s, Oma (German for grandma) worked at a high-end designer shop and spent her hard-earned money on elegant apparel. Oma passed away twelve years ago today, and I still remember her fondly. She was a style icon and role model for both my mom and me.

I inherited my Oma’s DVF dress and wore it to meet the designer herself a couple of years ago. Oma would have been thrilled! I like some of the same styles my Oma liked and when I saw this DVF in a consignment shop, I pounced on it.

DVF wrap

Dress: DVF via Second Time Around (Boston)
Tights: Target
Necklace: Gifted (thanks mom!)
Boots: Consignment

It’s not vintage, but it is a wrap. And it’s animal print–one of Oma’s favorite patterns. I love classic leopard prints just like she did. And the fresh take on a classic–with blues and greens instead of shades of brown–made this all the more appealing.

bluie and green leopard

I’ve worn this dress in summer, but it works just as well with tights in cooler weather. A wrap dress is timeless and great for any season. The stretchy jersey that this one is made from makes it really comfortable. I can wear it to the office or out to dinner.

consignment dress

I’m linking up with Monday Bloom and Thrifters Anonymous today.

11 Comments

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11 responses to “Leopard Wrap Dress

  1. ohh, this dress looks like mine♥

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  3. Wonderful post, brings tears to my eyes! You look gorgeous!! The dress is beautiful and timeless. I love the colours and they match your chairs. How fortunate that you found this treasure in a consignment shop!

    Oma would love this whole outfit! In the first photo you are standing in Oma’s signature pose! Very elegant.

    So happy we share these special memories of Oma. <3

    • You and Brian both noticed that the chairs match my outfit! He mentioned the unconventional leopard color. A leopard wouldn’t be very hidden in these tones but it does make for a nice dress. I’m happy to know Oma would like it.

  4. Brian

    Very unique leopard colour. When I think of leopard print, I think of a brown and black print or snow leopard print with white/gray and black. This this awesome, glad you “pounced” on it. LOVE the matching basket chairs.

  5. Bob

    Oma smiles down from heaven pleased to be your Oma.

  6. They are such great dresses and it’s nice to have a story to them as well. Thanks for sharing.

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