We’ve been sending the wrap dress around the world, and Chriselle Lim is here to share how she styles her classic chain link wrap to be at home in any landscape, from California to Korea. Read on to learn why the wrap means so much to this stylist extraordinaire.
Tell us your journey of a dress wrap story.
There are certain moments in life that mark a girl’s womanhood. For me, those moments include, to name a few: the passing of my driver’s license test, my first paycheck, moving to LA for college, and of course there was my very first wrap dress. I recall landing my first part-time internship in college, and I was incredibly excited and nervous at the same time. The day before I started my internship I received a package from my parents, and to my surprise there was a gorgeous blue DVF wrap dress inside. I immediately tried on the dress and I will never forget that moment—I felt like a woman. This dress acted as my armor of confidence and strength when I was extremely nervous and self-conscious.
How would you describe your personal style?
I like to describe my style as a juxtaposed balance of feminine and masculine. Think a sophisticated and feminine wrap dress paired with a slightly oversized men’s blazer and black booties.
What does the wrap dress mean to you?
The wrap dress to me is far more than just a dress; it has never failed to make me feel a certain way—beautiful, confident and sexy! It embodies everything a woman should be.
What is your must-have item this season?
A light purse is a must, and I’m currently obsessing over the 440 Mini Leather Crossbody Bag in Vachetta.
Diane loves mantras. Do you have any words that you live by?
My business partner sent me a quote after I got sick from overworking and it changed my life. The Dalai Lama, when asked what surprised him most about humanity, answered, “Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future. He lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.” This quote helped me put things into perspective and reminded me to always live in the present!