Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Diane von Furstenberg Kivel Dress

I have a new favorite Diane von Furstenberg dress, the Kivel Sweater Dress. I bought my first Kivel dress, in "Floral Medley" at the DvF sample sale in NYC. It's a nice weight for a transitional season sweater dress, in a 80% cotton 20% silk blend. I reach for it on the days where I just can't even wrap dresses seem like too much work.

I recently purchased from eBay the Kivel Dress in Tiger Eye Red. I had my eye on the Teal Tiger Eye Kivel that Sarah Jessica Parker wore. However, I was waiting for it to go on sale, and it never dropped in price low enough to snage it. The Tiger Eye Red Kivel has, in the words of my friend, a "Dragon Lady Chinese New Year" feel. I'm loving it! The fabric is a bit more cozy feeling than the Floral Medley, though it's also marked as "80% Cotton 20% Silk"

For sizing, the Floral Medley is in M and a bit loose on me, and the Tiger Eye is a bit snug on me. I'm hoping the Tiger Eye stretches a little. Right now the Tiger Eye definetly NOT work appropriate like the looser Floral Medley.

Two thumbs up, and I'm happy Kivel is back for the 2013 season. I'm eyeing the short sleeved Kivel version in a bold pattern.