How to do dressed up
Sure, being understated is great, but when was the last time you went all out? We’re here to tell you: being fancy is fun. Here’s how to do it now.
PHOTOGRAPHY PAUL SCALA. STYLING MARK VASSALLO. MODEL NORA ATTAL AT VIVA LONDON. HAIR JOHNNIE BILES AT D+V MANAGEMENT. MAKEUP HUGO VILLARD AT AIRPORT AGENCY.
The minimal maxi
This entrance-making silhouette is tempered by a relaxed cut, asymmetric headline and simple black colour. Can you hear that? It’s screaming out for killer jewellery.
Debunked: formal events require dreary dresses. You’ve got our blessing, go frothier. Reference Simone Rocha and Molly Goddard for all you need to know.
Above: dress by Simone Rocha from Browns, earrings by Carolina Bucci from Browns, bangle by David Yurman, and shoes by Alexandre Vauthier.
Michael Halpern knows how to dress a woman for an event. That’s a cold, hard fact. And if you were wondering how to wear this season’s tiger print, you’re looking at it.
Above: dress by Halpern, ring (coming soon) by Kimberly Mcdonald from Browns, ring and rose-gold bracelet, both by De Beers, and gold and diamond bracelet by Suzanne Kalan from Browns.
The party starter
Let them see you coming. Attico’s slim shape and shivery sequins are offset by an exuberantly flounced hem. Extra in all the right ways.
Above: dress by Attico from ShadesOriginators, earrings by Oscar de la Renta, and cuff by Shaun Leane.
Shake it up: swap a dress for a gold, brocade two-piece courtesy of Gucci. They’ll never see it coming.
Above: top and trousers, both by Gucci, earring by Saint Laurent from Browns, and cuff by Cornelia Webb from Browns.