The Wrap Dress

27.9.10

Diane von Furstenberg introduced the knitted wrap dress in the early 70s. She had apparently started out with a cotton jersey shirt dress similar to those worn by dancers (think Fame!). It was later transformed into a frock better suited for wear outside of dance studios and the School of Performing Arts.


My own rendition of a wrap dress consists of a vintage Ralph Lauren sheet and a belt (no sewing required which is even better since I don't know how). I found the sheet a couple of weeks back and couldn't quite figure out what the original owner used it for. But no matter. I liked the print and had different ideas for reworking it: dress, skirt, scarf, tie, drapes, dust collector...you see where I'm going with this? Multi-purpose everything.






Here I wrapped the fabric around and cinched the waist with a studded belt to give a little silhouette and to hold it in place of course. Nothing at all like what DVF makes, but it'll have to do. To be honest, I was a tad nervous about the top falling off, but luckily no over-exposure took place.

Where did the weekend go?! I feel like I closed my eyes on Friday, opened them, and Monday was knocking at my door. Someone needs to petition for at least one more weekend-day. I believe it can happen if we all gather together in a peaceful protest of course. Are you with me or were you satisfied with yours?

Happy Monday!


Bisous,
Abs

46 Contributions:

Agitarsi said...

Amazing outfit!

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Shanna Maren said...

You look great! I really love this outfit!!

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Ginta said...

I'd say it used to be worn as a skirt. It looks like that :) But, yeah, with a belt you can make it in whatever you want :)
I had a great weekend! Thank you! :)

Emma at Daily Clothes Fix said...

Loving this. I will have to try this with my wrap. And I will join the peaceful protest for a three-day weekend (even though I am on holiday at the moment - just planning for next week).

Jen said...

You did a wonderful job! Looks great on you!

'S' said...

ohhh that print is marvellous...great idea!!!!

Anaivilo said...

I love clothes or fabrics that can be worn in multiple ways. Great post! :D Also love the shoes.
My weekend was calm and relaxed..too much rain unfortunately

Jason laucht said...

needless to say... u look stunning in that dress my dear!

amorim gabriela said...

ooooh wow Abi! Are you a model??!!

Thank for your visit! I like your style so I follow you
Kiss

Amo ♥
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Caroline said...

That works really well! I love it with the blazer! xxxxxxxx

BlueVanilla said...

Awww great idea! you look beautiful!
xx

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Jasmin said...

Ah you have great style too! Next time I will post about you :)

Sally said...

Thank you so much for stopping by, your comment was so sweet! I adore this look, especially the shoes :)

Jodi said...

I love this idea.. this looks really cute on you and I love it with the socks and shoes you are wearing. ... I might have to try something like this for my upcoming trip to Hawaii..!!
thanks for the great idea..
cheers,
j

ABIGAIL NY said...

Love the outfit!!...those shoes are lovely, especially that dress!

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style-haus said...

beautiful print and great idea to repurpose the sheet into a wrap dress! so creative

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simplychic said...

i like your rendition :)

Natasha said...

Abi this is amazing! I love it xxx

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Not a Paper Cup said...

Cool! love this outfit :)

A.n.E said...

Love the print! Looks so beautiful on you too!

Anthea said...

You're brave and it paid off! Looks fab!

Anthea,
Embracing Style

Miss*Kimmy said...

Loving this outfit!
The knee high socks are something I really want to try! You're so beautful!

My Own Strange Little World said...
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My Own Strange Little World said...

Hi Abi!! Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment!! Your idea for this entry was simply brilliant!!! I love DIY's cause they involve so much imagination. I'm definately following you!!

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Rebecca from See You in Sweden said...

Very, very cool and creative and you are beautiful. By the way, you should check those Zara shoes again maybe. I find they run small so you may just fit into the bigger sizes!

carling said...

perfect!

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Debora said...

Hello dear thank you for your comment :D
great outfit, I love this dress, you look really good !

kiss
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rebecca said...

your shoes are truly gorgeous! and in reference to your last post, i've always wondered why they were called polka dots. guess i'm still wondering...

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...Iww... said...

You look so lovely^^

BenchesandChandeliers said...

way to work that outfit! love your creativity.

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▲ Nicci Bruce ▲ said...

Wow, can't believe that's a sheet! Good job girl!

Fashionably Black said...

Wow! Very creative! I love how you used the belt to tie everything together!

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Diana said...

loving this outfit! such a great idea :)

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kesi said...

i like the print on the "sheet" :) ah, weekends, they always fly by...

MarchMusings said...

Love the DYI dress. I think it works well. I'm with you on the 3-day weekend. Just tell me where to sign!

Fancy Pants said...

Oh! I love this! Super creative and it looks fantastic!

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Dusk said...

"...dress, skirt, scarf, tie, drapes, dust collector..."

hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!

...but holy sheet! (sorry) you're totally rocking this! Love this look! You are gorgeous and feeyurce

Where did the week go?? where did the year go???

KcomeKarolina said...

love your shoes!
thank you for passing by and leaving your sweet comment! remember you can keep in touch following me via bloglovin or facebook!
xoxo from rome
K.
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CAITLIN said...

wow, incredible! i can't believe that was a sheet! :) it looks gorgeous, and i love the way you styled it with the knee-high socks and the black blazer!

Constance said...

I dont know if i mentioned yet how gorgeous your hair is short! You look beautiful as always :)
x

Juliet said...

I really like the print of the dress!

juliet xxx

Tastes Eclectic Fashion said...

Multi-purpose everything is great! Definitely can get the creative juices flowing. Though I understand about the fear of the top falling. I've had that same fear a couple of times!

Britty said...

i keep missing your posts lol yes i know where your coming from! i really love your outfit! very awesome diy dress i love the way you did this. great girl

Monique said...

Well done. The belt definitely pulls it all together and great shoes.

sallyannie☆ said...

That's such a creative use of a sheet! How cute :)

Abi said...

Thanks guys!

@Ginta: yes, that's what I'm thinking as well

@Emma: you lucky lady! Maybe we can start a revolution

@Anaivilo: lots of rain here as well. Hopefully it calms down for you soon!

@amorim: Lol. Not a model hun. Thanks for following. I'll be sure to stop by you soon ;)

@Jasmin: oh, thank you! :)

@Miss Kimmy: No, you're beautiful! And I say go for it! I'll love to see how you wear it....

@My Own Strange Little World: thank you so much! Glad you like and are following. I'll definitely stop by your blog soon ;)

@Rebecca from Sweden: Oh, thanks! I'll have to do that

@Dusk: Hahaha! Love the pun there ;)

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