The perfect little black dress will take you from dawn to dusk, office to dinner—oh yes, and even around the world.
BUY RIGHT | The perfect little black dress is to women what a well-tailored suit is to men: a garment that works in a range of situations. And the most perfect little black dress of all may be the Roma wrap dress from Icebreaker.
It’s A Wrap
Popularized by Diane von Furstenberg in the 1970s, one of whose dresses is in the collection of the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the wrap dress is a design classic. The Roma dress is also versatile. With elbow-length sleeves and a knee-length A-line skirt, the Roma can be worn over a white shirt or cami at work, jeans for leisure or with dramatic jewellery for evening. It looks good with boots, sandals or heels, is neither too revealing nor too modest and suits women of pretty much any age or body type.
Like all Icebreaker clothes, the Roma dress is made of a fine merino wool that is comfortable year round, releasing heat and moisture in hot weather but retaining heat in cooler temperatures. And it is ideal for travel: lightweight, wrinkle resistant and odour resistant yet easy to hand wash and drip dry.
The Roma dress is part of Icebreaker’s Journeys collection, which unlike the company’s sportier lines is designed for travel and streetwear. There are several other dresses, all available in black—the popular cap-sleeved Villa, hooded and dropped-waist Breeze and racer-back Cruise styles. The Journeys line also includes enough other items, from T-shirts, skirts and sweaters to the tunic-length Breeze T and versatile Bliss wrap (pictured above), to put together a lightweight easy-care wardrobe that would fit into a carry-on—making travel a wrap. —Felicity Stone
The Roma dress is $149.99. For more information about Icebreaker clothes, visit ca.icebreaker.com.