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DVF Zarita Dress

Another quick post for the weekend. I hope you’re all enjoying yours!

I recently bought this Diane Von Furstenberg Zarita dress and it has been one of my hands down favorite purchases so I wanted to share with all of you. It’s amazing and I’ve worn it twice so far and it always gets lots of compliments.

DVF Zarita dress,

available at Shopbop, Bloomingdales, Saks, Bergdorf, and Nordstrom

I wanted to specifically give this dress a lot of love because:

1.It’s really comfortable and stretchy, and runs quite true to size (sometimes I find DVF runs large and I can’t fit into even their smallest size). I took a 0 in this dress.

2. It comes in lots of flattering colors – blue, black, nude, cream and gray.

3. It looks good on a lot of different ages (I bought this at Saks and there was a woman in her 50s trying it on as well – we both bought it!). If you are self conscious about your arms, etc this really covers it up in a lovely way.

4. The zipper down the back is a great detail and adds a little “edge”. I just noticed that on me the bottom was unzipped a little, usually I wear it zipped down all the way.

5. The lace looks pretty and not “cheap” which is the biggest problem of a lot of lace dresses for me.

The only “flaw” with this dress is that it does cut pretty close to the figure, so it might call for some Spanx. However it is fully lined in a soft jersey which helps some (and plus makes it very soft and comfortable).

 

I hope this helps some of you – and if you have any favorite “go to” dresses, please share. I’m a dress fanatic!

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  • RAW
    April 8, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    Beautiful dress. It fits you nicely, and I like how the zipper down the back gives it a little bit of an edge.

    I'm a dress fanatic, too. This is one of my go-to favorites: http://www1.bloomingdales.com/shop/product/joie-rori-lace-dress?ID=605455&cm_mmc=Froogle-_-n-_-n-_-n

    I wore it as a bridesmaid dress in a close friends wedding, and I can't seem to help grabbing it when we have events/parties to attend. I'm actually thinking about purchasing it in white to wear as a reception dress when I get married next year 🙂

  • RAW
    April 8, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    Beautiful dress. It fits you nicely, and I like how the zipper down the back gives it a little bit of an edge.

    I'm a dress fanatic, too. This is one of my go-to favorites: http://www1.bloomingdales.com/shop/product/joie-rori-lace-dress?ID=605455&cm_mmc=Froogle-_-n-_-n-_-n

    I wore it as a bridesmaid dress in a close friends wedding, and I can't seem to help grabbing it when we have events/parties to attend. I'm actually thinking about purchasing it in white to wear as a reception dress when I get married next year 🙂

  • TripsTreasures
    April 8, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    Beautiful dress! I love your detailed description

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  • TripsTreasures
    April 8, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    Beautiful dress! I love your detailed description

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  • caise
    April 8, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    so beautiful

  • caise
    April 8, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    so beautiful

  • Tabitha
    April 8, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    Really stunning on you, I'm trying to stay away from figure hugging dresses unless its for a night out, too much work holding my belly in!

  • Tabitha
    April 8, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    Really stunning on you, I'm trying to stay away from figure hugging dresses unless its for a night out, too much work holding my belly in!

  • Tabitha
    April 8, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    Really stunning on you, I'm trying to stay away from figure hugging dresses unless its for a night out, too much work holding my belly in!

  • Tania
    April 8, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    Thanks so much for the review! I've been wanting to get this dress but unsure of the fit. Would you mind showing the side view of the dress worn? I think it'll help me choose the correct size (either a 0 or 2). Thanks a lot, Katherine.

  • Call me M
    April 8, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    OMG This dress is gorgeous! So feminine! It looks great on you! I love the zipper on the back…

  • Call me M
    April 8, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    OMG This dress is gorgeous! So feminine! It looks great on you! I love the zipper on the back…

  • Cindy
    April 8, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    This is a seriously gorgeous dress, as are most of the dresses in your wardrobe! The zip down the back is to die for

  • Cindy
    April 8, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    This is a seriously gorgeous dress, as are most of the dresses in your wardrobe! The zip down the back is to die for

  • janettaylor
    April 8, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    Awhhhh! Absolutely divine! Love love and love the lace dresses!

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  • janettaylor
    April 8, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    Awhhhh! Absolutely divine! Love love and love the lace dresses!

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  • Urban Jungle Fashion
    April 8, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    Wow! I think this dress looks FANTASTIC on you. It might cut close to your body, but I think that actually compliments your beautifully. Lately I have been about to appreciate DVF dresses much more.

  • Urban Jungle Fashion
    April 8, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    Wow! I think this dress looks FANTASTIC on you. It might cut close to your body, but I think that actually compliments your beautifully. Lately I have been about to appreciate DVF dresses much more.

  • Anonymous
    April 8, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    great review.

  • DSK Steph
    April 8, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    Beautiful dress!! I love the color and the style! You have amazing taste!!!

  • Anna
    April 8, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    This is a beautiful dress, I`m not sure if I like the color of the zipper, but it looks great on you!

  • Latkes and Dim Sum
    April 8, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    I can't resist a great lace dress. The color is running as well!!

  • Latkes and Dim Sum
    April 8, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    I can't resist a great lace dress. The color is running as well!!

  • Chocolate, Cookies & Candies
    April 8, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    You look terrific in it! I can see why you got plenty of compliments. I'll definitely have to wear spanx just to get a smidgeon of that hourglass figure of yours.

  • Chocolate, Cookies & Candies
    April 8, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    You look terrific in it! I can see why you got plenty of compliments. I'll definitely have to wear spanx just to get a smidgeon of that hourglass figure of yours.

  • pink horrorshow
    April 8, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    This fits your figure beautifully! It really is a classic piece and the perfect canvas for different accessories.

  • pink horrorshow
    April 8, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    This fits your figure beautifully! It really is a classic piece and the perfect canvas for different accessories.

  • The Little Dust Princess
    April 8, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    It fits you so well! Love what it does to your booty. ; )

  • Anonymous
    April 8, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    Little too small on You. Pulling in the back and across the hips. sorry

  • Katherine
    April 8, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    Thanks for the honest opinion! I pulled it a bit when taking the picture because I was trying to straighten out the zipper…but I'll take another look to see if it is actually pulling a lot 🙂

  • Sarah
    April 8, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    Wow, gorgeous dress! I love DVF, she makes such great clothes.

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  • Yasi
    April 8, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    I just bought this dress from shopbop right now after seeing this post. I think I got their last size 0. A few weeks ago, I also bought the shoes you're wearing in black after seeing it here. I don't know why but this blog makes me buy stuff more than any other blog. Everything looks like stuff I would actually want and wear.

  • katattack2000
    April 8, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    This is a really beautiful dress and I understand why you get many compliments for it 🙂

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  • hope in high heels
    April 8, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    This is gorgeous! I saw it and instantly mused out loud to my husband that I might have to buy this to go with the shoes I just bought!! Hope you had a lovely weekend!

  • Lindsay K
    April 8, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    The Zarita dress looks lovely on you! Very feminine.

    I actually have this dress too. I purchased it in 2010 when DVF first offered it in black only. I purchased the size 0 as well. I always have to tailor down even the smallest size dresses in DVF. I purchased it for a charity event I was hosting sort of last minute, but have gotten a lot of wear out of it. It's a good dinner date dress too;)

    I love that she is now offering it in so many colors. Yours is so pretty. I've been meaning to photograph mine for the blog because I always question what shoes to wear. I have long legs so too high makes me self conscious about the shortness.

  • newpetite
    April 8, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    The dress fits you just right and I actually like that it is not zipped all the way down 😉

  • girlymd
    April 8, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    i wish i could afford the dress. you look amazing!

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  • girlymd
    April 8, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    i wish i could afford the dress. you look amazing!

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  • s.singh
    April 8, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    The dress is beautiful! I just love lace, its so sexy!

  • Sophia
    April 9, 2012 at 1:20 am

    Yowza! You are doing that dress justice hun! You look amazing in it and I'm sure you don't need the spanx!

  • Sophia
    April 9, 2012 at 1:20 am

    Yowza! You are doing that dress justice hun! You look amazing in it and I'm sure you don't need the spanx!

  • RosaLovesDC
    April 9, 2012 at 1:39 am

    It's such a beautiful dress and you look amazing in it. The detailing is so stunning.

  • JenlovesBal
    April 9, 2012 at 2:01 am

    Stunning! A great classic piece!

  • so anthro
    April 9, 2012 at 2:14 am

    Absolutely gorgeous, I find lace dresses to be so, surprisingly, versatile! This looks lovely on you.

  • swisscecilia
    April 9, 2012 at 2:17 am

    Oh wow, I know what they mean, it really looks great on! It is so elegant and flattering like how it hugs your body. Brownie points for it being comfortable too! <3. I had problems with lace dresses before because somehow it doesn't feel great on the skin. But this one is practical and if you worn it twice already, it gotta feel nice on! I tried on a few DVF things before and none of them look great on me unfortunately!
    Nice curve girl <3

  • Katherine
    April 9, 2012 at 3:33 am

    Ahh, I can totally see you in the black one! Would love to see it on your blog 😉

  • Katherine
    April 9, 2012 at 3:33 am

    I LOVE this dress too! Glad to hear it worked out well for you 🙂

  • EngineeringFashionista
    April 9, 2012 at 3:35 am

    Gorgeous dress. I have this dress as well, and it's my favorite too. I love it so much that I was even thinking of getting another one in a different color.

  • CathrineD
    April 9, 2012 at 4:03 am

    Gorgeous dress, im wondering if it has other color 🙂

  • Jess
    April 9, 2012 at 7:24 am

    I just bought this dress from Shopbop after seeing your review! I'd been eyeing it off but you sold me. 🙂

    I'm 5'6" and an Australian size ten so bought a size six. Hoping it will fit well!

    Can you suggest a pair of Louboutins that would suit this dress well? I'm looking at buying a pair as a treat when I'm in London in June and would love to be able to wear this dress to the theatre.

  • Social Emissions
    April 9, 2012 at 10:25 am

    Stunning classic lace number! This is such a timeless dress. Great choice 🙂

  • Temporary:Secretary
    April 9, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    Really pretty dress, i am a huge fan of lace dresses! x

  • BmoreLoveLeigh
    April 9, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    That is a gorgeous dress. I love DVF dresses – she just knows how to make a woman look amazing.

  • Lisa
    April 9, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    I bought this dress recently bc you had put it on your wish list! I loved how it was elegant but the lace dress was a bit edgier…it fit just a tad too tight for my liking. I could have broken out the spanx but decided to return…I really loved the color and the size zero length was perfect. You look amazing in it…I love it coupled with your nude YSL too! Thanks for your suggestions on your blog…it really helps me!

  • Katherine
    April 9, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    Aww thank you Lisa, what a sweet comment! I'm glad you find my suggestions helpful, let me know if you find another lace dress you like in the future! 🙂

  • Katherine
    April 9, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    Aww thank you Lisa, what a sweet comment! I'm glad you find my suggestions helpful, let me know if you find another lace dress you like in the future! 🙂

  • Katherine
    April 9, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    I think that should fit well! You are taller than me too so it will look amazing on you. This dress can either be made a little more "edgy" with cooler sandals, etc, or made more "elegant" with closed toed pumps, etc. My favorite Louboutins are the Decolletes but truth be told they do take some time to break in (once they do, they are quite comfy). Another style you may like are the Ron Rons which are similar but have a more rounded toe, which are more comfy. One more is the Rolando which don't fit my feet well but fit others, and they have a hidden platform. I'd look into getting either black or nude patent. Try on all kinds of styles though and see what fits your feet best! 🙂

  • Katherine
    April 9, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    I think that should fit well! You are taller than me too so it will look amazing on you. This dress can either be made a little more "edgy" with cooler sandals, etc, or made more "elegant" with closed toed pumps, etc. My favorite Louboutins are the Decolletes but truth be told they do take some time to break in (once they do, they are quite comfy). Another style you may like are the Ron Rons which are similar but have a more rounded toe, which are more comfy. One more is the Rolando which don't fit my feet well but fit others, and they have a hidden platform. I'd look into getting either black or nude patent. Try on all kinds of styles though and see what fits your feet best! 🙂

  • Joanna Le
    April 9, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    Wow, this dress.. Vavavoom!

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  • Francoise
    April 9, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    Gorgeous on you! Thx for sharing the dress!
    Need your help- do you suggest in grey ( love the grey) or black?

  • Stephanie Liu
    April 9, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    The luggage is beautiful but the dress is more gorgeous! I love the lace trim at the collar, it's so unique and adds that special classic touch. DVF is always on point!

    xo stephanie
    HONEY & SILK
    HONEY & SILK

  • Lindsay
    April 9, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    Sexy mama! It looks beautiful and of true quality. I know what you mean about "cheap" lace. Good find! You can't really go wrong with DVF!

  • Christine
    April 9, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    Love this dress!

  • Chloe
    April 9, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    Great dress! I love how conservative the arms and neckline are but the fit makes it very sexy!

  • mai
    April 10, 2012 at 6:34 am

    so pretty! i love the zipper detail on the back!

  • Jess
    April 10, 2012 at 10:34 am

    Thanks so much for the reply, I looked at them all online and they look amazing. 🙂

  • Samantha
    April 11, 2012 at 12:44 am

    That is a beautiful dress – love the lace. And it's very flattering on your figure!!

    xo, sam

  • The Fashionable ESQ
    April 11, 2012 at 1:27 am

    I love this dress! I saw it somewhere else and it reminded me of the D&G number Britney Spears wore one year (and looked amazing in)(I did just make a Britney Spears reference…kind of love her). I like that it has sleeves that hit just above the wrist.

    xx
    The Fashionable ESQ
    http://www.thefashionableesq.blogspot.com/

  • irene
    April 11, 2012 at 1:52 am

    This dress was way too short on me 🙁 My bottom half took up too much space. I also tried this version by Adrianna Papell that comparable in quality for half the price, but still too short… http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/adrianna-papell-lace-overlay-sheath-dress/3217574

  • jisun
    April 18, 2012 at 2:17 am

    Thank you so much your detailed review. Your advise is absolutely helpful on selecting the color. I just bought it-grey- bloomingdales online.

    jisun

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    January 2, 2013 at 8:46 pm

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  • emily
    January 3, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    Gorgeous dress, and looks great on you! I love the gray color but just checked online, and this color seems to be sold out in smaller sizes everywhere. Do you know if this dress is a longstanding DVF standard, and do you think the gray color would come back next year? If not, I may go with black… Thanks!

    • Katherine
      January 3, 2013 at 8:50 pm

      Hi Emily, I think the grey may be more of a winter color – it has come back in prior seasons but for now in spring I think there will be lighter colors. I’m not sure I would wait for it, I might take the black (or some of the new gorgeous spring colors!)

  • Izabella Stasicki
    December 30, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    I am considering this dress as a bridesmaids dress for my wedding but I am concerned it may be a little short. Do you by any chance have pictures of all of the girls wearing it? I would love to see how that looks. Thank you!

    • Katherine
      December 30, 2013 at 5:29 pm

      Hi Izabella, unfortunately I don’t – I think on a taller girl it would probably hit at the shortest, mid thigh. I would have them try it on, it’s a fairly easy style to find in shops.