Get A Little Help Looking Svelte: Sleek DVF Dresses Have A Bit More Wiggle Room

March 19, 2008 by Rebekah
shefinds |

Most of us real-life ladies can’t quite wear the body-hugging dresses favored by some celebs (hi, Posh) without at least a wee bit of help. We have shapewear, of course – thank you, Sara Blakely, creator of Spanx – but we recently discovered that the unstoppable Diane Von Furstenberg has been using some ingeniously flattering fabric blends in a few of her most versatile dresses. The blends of polyamide, elastene, and viscose or cotton are thicker than your average dress material, and they’re stretchy but push back just a bit, helping to smooth over those pesky bumps that can keep a form-fitting frock from looking flawless. 

The three pieces below, in addition to featuring the fabulous fabric, can be worn under a blazer to work as office outfits. But we’d be most excited about slinking around in just the dresses – why cover up something that looks so good? 

DVF’s Tank Dress (left, $365) and Heron Strappy Dress (middle, $345) both feature empire seams, far more forgiving than lower-waisted alternatives. The strapless dress (right, $355), an elegant take on the recent color-block trend, has small seams near the waist and hips so the skirt doesn’t cling too much.

  image image

To try this flattering fabric for a bit less cash, check out the alternatives below. They’re made of comparable blends, and the styles are every bit as elegant.  

Theory’s Short Jumper (left, $165) can be worn alone or over tights, turtlenecks, or crisp button-downs. Who said it was hard to get dressed during March? Theory’s Color-Block Dress (right, $285) isn’t quite cheap, but it is exceedingly similar in style to the DVF strapless number, for a smaller fraction of your paycheck. 

image image

 

From Our Partners

Learn more about RevenueStripe...

From Our Partners

Learn more about RevenueStripe...

Fashion

8 Dress Trends That Are So IN For Summer 2018

June 22, 2018 by Justine Schwartz

beauty

5 Products Every Women Over 40 Should Be Using For Under-Eye Circles

June 22, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
They're super effective.

Food

5 Bizarre Foods Celebrities Always Eat Because They Never Cause Weight Gain

June 22, 2018 by Alonna Travin
Fame can get weird.

Style

This $32 Maxi Dress Is Perfect For Work, Summer Weddings And Everything In Between

June 21, 2018 by Jeanine Edwards
Every woman should own this.

Fashion

Nordstrom Shoppers Really Love This $20 Top

June 21, 2018 by Jeanine Edwards
It's perfect for summer.

Lifestyle

7 Questions About Marriage Every Couple Is Afraid To Ask

June 21, 2018 by Linda DiProperzio
It will all work out!

Fashion

4 Life-Changing Amazon Shopping Tricks Everyone Needs To Know

June 21, 2018 by Lisa Fogarty
We needed these.

Style

This $35 Push-Up Bra Is Wirefree And Crazy Comfortable

June 21, 2018 by Jeanine Edwards
Game changer!

Style

Ankle Wrap Sandals Are A Look We're Really Loving For Summer

June 21, 2018 by Jeanine Edwards
Get a pair ASAP

Lifestyle

7 Things You Need To Throw An EPIC 4th of July Party This Summer

Are you playing hostess to your friends this 4th of ...

beauty

This Nourishing Oil Will Help Make Your Eyelashes And Eyebrows Look Fuller

If you look at women with long lashes and full ...

Style

This $35 Push-Up Bra Is Wirefree And Crazy Comfortable

Be honest: how soon after you get in your house ...

LOAD MORE
+
LOAD MORE POSTS