Caressing Waves

1660304_10152216131362392_574865791_nRight now, I am craving the draped sleeveless jumpsuit.  I totally die for the flowy, effortless, yet glam feel to wearing such a piece. It is of another era, the seventies, and I totally covet the look.

I always somehow felt that I couldn’t wear such a thing as my body was too curvy.  Somehow in my mind this suited a slinky, lanky gazelle much better. However, I do not think this is altogether true anymore. What I do think is true is this: if you do have a straight, lanky body I would say add volume and curves with a cinched waist or a low cut top on the DSJ.  If you have some curves, as I do, a long asymmetrical drape with make you appear more streamlined and tall or alternately wear the DSJ in black to keep everything nipped, tucked, and in place.

I do believe that many body types can wear this form, but be certain to remember your body type. You never want to cheapen the look, so if you are busty, keep this under wraps and accentuate the legs instead or if you have a small bust, show it off.  If you have long legs, pair the look with gladiator sandals or ballet flats and if you are on the shorter side, throw on a pair of six inch stilettos. Part of knowing your body and maintaining elegance is knowing when to pare back and when to go all out. This look is risque, don’t go too bold, otherwise you are destroying the look. Keep it refined and highlight a part of your body that would otherwise be hidden from view.

I loved the seventies.8354229_fpx

Diane von Furstenberg

Courtesy of BCBG Maxazria, Bloomingdales, Trina Turk