We hear the phrase “pretty in pink” frequently. Pink is the chosen color for newborn girls, the October reminder of the fight against breast cancer, a de facto symbol of femininity, and can be perceived as a risky attire choice for a man. Women seeking to make a powerful statement often shy away from pink due to the ultra-feminine connotations of this hue.
Not only is Elaine pretty in pink, there’s a takeaway in this outfit’s details. In 1974, Diane Von Furstenberg revolutionized fashion with the wrap dress; a symbol of power and independence. The novel style universally flattered women and was widely embraced by the masses. The wrap dress has spawned many similar garments today.
The fabric wrapping and soft lines, embodied in the original wrap dress design, flattered the body while hiding areas needed to be camouflaged. In Elaine’s case, the lines are simply complimentary. No need to hide anything!
Today’s designers have simplified the wrap dress shortcoming; keeping fabric in place. The more structured current designs preserve the compelling independent and empowered look of the original design. Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren, Ivanka Trump, and others consistently create beautiful dresses that exploit the wrap dress benefits. We recommend adding one to your wardrobe. It is a versatile go-to piece that should serve you well.
Elaine is wearing an Ivanka Trump dress, Saks Fifth Avenue necklace, and Michael Kors shoes. Stylist, Lyndell Werling.