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70s Glam

As far as I’m concerned, this is pretty much a perfect outfit. DVF-style wraparound dress, big-ass brass cuff bracelet, tri-tone (brass/copper/stainless) earrings, black-patent wedge sandals, red nails. I’ve been really into this sort of 1970s glam thing lately and have a hard time making myself wear anything that isn’t a wrap-around dress and wedge-sole shoes. Big, bold, obnoxious jewelry is always a bonus.

This dress was a pretty recently completed project, based on a 1976 Simplicity sewing pattern (#7705).
DVF-style wrap-around dress.
It is a very faithful knockoff of the iconic Diane Von Furstenburg wraparound dress. I, myself, made this particular dress for summer wear and therefore folded up the sleeve pattern for a short sleeve. I will probably make the long-cuffed sleeve version for fall/winter use, though, in another fabric. I have a brown, zebra-print ITY jersey earmarked for that project.

DVF-style wrap-around dress.
Looks a little different on the old dress form, since she was shaped with the assumption of a straight-front corset, and I do not use such an appliance to form my own figure.

I’m really into the wrap dress thing these days. I’m wanting everything to be about knee-length, and I’ve finally, after all these years, learned to walk in heels. Granted, my max height is about 3″ with 2.5″ being my preference, but given that I come from a background of flats and big clompy boots, we’re talking about a significant footwear triumph which opens the “cute shoes” door a lot wider.

4 Responses to “70s Glam”

  1. Heather says:

    I love that on you. My favorite dress is a BCBG…wraparound/thrift shop find, and I use a binder clip to keep the bottom edges together when on my bike. (Btw it’s strange, after living for five years in a city where people, many in skirts/dresses, ride bikes everywhere, to’ve just moved to one where we’re the only ones riding on the roads vs trails who aren’t either kids or “driving-deficient”, as J puts it.)

  2. Meetzorp says:

    Not too many folks around here ride to work in their office clothes either, but frankly, I am way too lazy to leave early enough to change out once I get there. I’ve got to get up early to run the dog and take care of the garden and get my breakfast and lunch together. If I got up any earlier, I don’t know that I’d have gotten to bed in the first place!

    I use binder clips a lot to manage long or full skirts. Binder clips and biking shorts, and moving along swiftly enough that hopefully nobody will see anything I don’t want them to see anyway!

  3. Julie says:

    Love that outfit on you!

  4. Meetzorp says:

    Thank you!~ It’s quickly becoming a “go-to” dress in my working wardrobe.

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