Feminine, easy and chic – that’s Donna Karan dressing

I wrote an earlier post (here) about the style and comfort that wearing Donna Karan affords and thought I would follow it up with a post about another Donna Karan outfit. Donna Karan is indisputably renowned for her magnificent dresses (type “Donna Karan dresses” into Google and you get more than 1.5 million hits) not just because they are impeccably made from beautiful fabrics, but because they actually make a woman feel comfortable, elegant and her best self.

Donna Karan herself just seems to get women and their relationship with clothing. She designs somehow knowing that women want to look feminine (but not girlish), sexy (but not overtly so), comfortable (but never sloppy), elegant (but always accessible) and sophisticated (but not stuffy or snobby). Her dresses in particular are quite Grecian-inspired and incorporate drapery, cut-outs and knot detailing.

The dress I am wearing in this post is a simple pull-on jersey sheath dress in a mottled blue/grey pattern. It is quite a weighty fabric (so hangs beautifully) and features a twist/wrap detail under the bust and over the tummy (to hide a multitude of sins, let me tell you). The lower half of the dress has a single seam that runs down the back in an angular fashion, and it’s these small details that elevate this look into something a bit special. I am wearing the dress with a J.Crew pink cashmere knit cardigan and a pair of Cole Haan black stretch leather boots. All pieces have been purchased from eBay – FYI, the dress cost me $79 and retails for about $1,895.

This Donna Karan stretch jersey dress features a twist detail at the bust - perfect for concealing a multitude of sins!

This Donna Karan stretch jersey dress features a twist detail at the bust – perfect for concealing a multitude of sins!

Up close of the detail

Up close of the detail

These stretch leather boots by Cole Haan were purchased from eBay new in their box for about $32. I love wearing boots with dresses

These stretch leather boots by Cole Haan were purchased from eBay new in their box for about $32. I love wearing boots with dresses

I have worn silvery-blue make up and my hair soft and wavy for a feminine work look

I have worn silvery-blue make up and my hair soft and wavy for a feminine work look

You can find some Donna Karan dresses on sale here at Neiman Marcus, here at The Outnet and here on eBay.

Tell me, have you got a go-to dress, something that you wear that makes you feel feminine, sexy, comfortable, elegant and sophisticated?

xxxxx

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