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Universally Flattering Wrap Dress

how to wear a printed dress,how to wear animal print, Emmy Rossum, Heidi Klum,Issa Collection wrap dress,leopard dress, strappy sandal, lace up sandal, studded sandal,  	  On Emmy Rossum: Banana republic Issa Collection Blue   Ceramic Printed Wrap-Tie Dress; black lace up cut out sandal, black shoulder bag,  On Heidi Klum:  L’Agence leopard print dress, Yves Saint Laurent Leather Studded strap Sandal, cocktail ringPhotos: Emmy Rossum & Heidi Klum; Courtesy of okmagazine.comjustjared.com.

Designer Diane Von Furstenberg made wrap dress a huge success when first introduced it in 1972: The light and unwrinkling material, flattering silhouette and easy to transform from desk to dinner versatility make it a stay in our forever-changing wardrobe.

But I have to give credit to Kate Middleton who propagated it in the past two years. Now with the launch of an exciting collaboration between British label Issa, which is beloved by the royals and Banana Republic, it’s so easy to get the luxe queen fit with a friendly price tag!

This blue printed version on Emmy Rossum (below) is my favorite in the collection. The small-scale pattern is right on trend, the color is youthful and easy-going, let alone the wrap belt that can be tied at front or back which makes it even more versatile and fun to play with.

To give this ultra feminine piece an updated, modern vibe, take a hint from Emmy Rossum & Heidi Klum, tough it up with edgy lace up or studded strappy sandals, stick with a fresh face and minimal accessories. A wild print like the leopard on Klum also adds edge and toughness.

In Chinese: 自从设计师Diane Von Furstenberg在1972年引入了包身裙后,这种无拉链,易穿脱,适合各种场合的剪裁就迅速走红,至今仍是我们衣橱中的保留单品。现在它又重现当日的热度和流行,我必须承认这得益于英国王妃Kate Middleton在过去两年中日渐增加的时尚影响力。

前几天,广受上班族亲睐的亲民品牌Banana Republic和大洋彼岸被英国王妃所喜爱的伦敦品牌Issa合作推出了一个系列,就含有好几件兼具经典和流行,价格又亲民的包身裙。我最喜欢的一件就是下图中Emmy Rossum所穿的这件蓝色陶瓷花纹的:图案有些中国风的元素,颜色活泼又好搭,腰带可系在前面或后面,上班或约会都可以穿,又不受季节限制。

要把这种浪漫柔美的单品穿出时尚感,避免大花或大块的几何图案,选择动物纹或有田园或异域风情的小巧印花,搭配上本季大热的绑带铆钉装饰的鞋,妆容上保持清新自然,饰品的选择上也尽量简单。

how to wear a printed dress,how to wear animal print, Emmy Rossum, Heidi Klum,Issa Collection wrap dress,leopard dress, strappy sandal, lace up sandal, studded sandal,   On Emmy Rossum: Banana republic Issa Collection Blue Ceramic Printed Wrap-Tie Dress; black lace up cut out sandal, black shoulder bag,  Alternatives:  Coach Small Round Pendant Necklace ,  Schutz 'Slate' lace up cut out Sandal,  Banana Republic Issa Collection Blue Ceramic Printed Wrap-Tie Dress,  Loeffler Randall The Lock Clutch,  Burberry Check Stamped Round Dial Watch,  Bobbi Brown No Smudge Mascara

1. Coach pendant necklace
2. Schutz ‘Slate’ sandal (also here; designer version on sale here!)
3. Banana Republic Issa blue printed wrap dress
4. Loeffler Randall The Lock clutch (or this one)
5. Burberry check stamped watch (similar here)
6. Bobbi Brown no smudge mascara

how to wear a printed dress,how to wear animal print, Emmy Rossum, Heidi Klum,Issa Collection wrap dress,leopard dress, strappy sandal, lace up sandal, studded sandal,   On Heidi Klum:  L’Agence leopard print dress, Yves Saint Laurent Leather Studded strap Sandal, cocktail ring  Alternatives:  L'agence Leopard-print sleeveless dress,  David Yurman  Smoky Quartz, Diamond, Sterling Silver & 18K Yellow Gold Ring,  Diane von Furstenberg 'Oblixe' Silk Faux Wrap Minidress,  Yves Saint Laurent Leather Studded Sandal,  Fashion Fair Supreme Lipstick,  Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Hi-Shine Nail Lacquer,

1. L’agence leopard-print dress
2. David Yurman 18K yellow gold ring (similar here & here)
3. Diane von Furstenberg silk minidress (also on sale here)
4. Yves Saint Laurent sandal (on sale here! great alternative here & here)
5. Fashion Fair supreme lipstick in color ‘Champagne Toast’
6. Marc Jacobs nail lacquer

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