DRESSED TO KILL: FROM NOW INTO SPRINGNOW IS THE RIGHT TIME TO ADD AMAZINGLY VERSATILE STYLE STAPLES TO YOUR WARDROBEby Kim Coston

DRESSED TO KILL: FROM NOW INTO SPRING
NOW IS THE RIGHT TIME TO ADD AMAZINGLY VERSATILE STYLE STAPLES TO YOUR WARDROBE

lead-fashion-storyZ’Scoop zeroed in on seasonless velvet, embroidery and floral investment pieces that not only make you look like one-in-a-million for the holidays, but have you transitioning this winter from super-casual — to work — to evening with a quick styling or accessories adjustment.

Velvet Vixen
Designer labels like Prada, Fendi and Dries Van Noten confirmed velvet’s status this fall as looking fine all the time. The marvels of fast fashion bring similar looks at more affordable prices.

daceylongsleevedvelvetturtlenmarcusTranscending seasons, Harbor’s Dacey slimfit long-sleeved, ruched turtleneck dress is a staple for any season, and is a steal right now. Original: $159.00, NOW: $95.00 at Nieman Marcus.

Joa’s Moulin super-versatile sheer floral-velvet burnout midi overlay revealing a short dress underneath is alluringly sexy at night, or paired with a safari jacket, stylishly casual for day.

Add some go-everywhere Caleres Fae peep-toe suede “shorties” with stacked wooden heels, and ooh-la-la! At Anthropologie online exclusively for $158.00.

Floreat’s velvet slip dress with burnout details is professionally sleek under a tailored blazer, or instantly dazzling for evening wrapped with a favorite pashmina. The same slip dress will slink into summer bareness with a few pieces of jewelry. At Anthropologie for $178.00.

antrhobomberjacketsBombers are in right now, and Hei Hei’s West End velvet version shows you how to communicate casual elegance. Dress up t-shirts and casual looks, or go over-the-top, pairing with your best party dress. At Anthropologie for $188.00.

Chanel taught us that little black dresses are musts. Make an unforgettable entrance in Alexis Sterling’s velvet-lace blouson dress with guipure lace trim, a tiered A-line skirt, and an elongated keyhole in back. It’s $695 at www.neimanmarcus.com.

Floral Flirtatiousness
Whether embroidered or burnout velvet, florals are seductively scintillating this holiday. Dolce & Gabbana’s slinky floral sheath sale price: $1,800.

dolcegabbanafloralOr Trina Turk’s cabaret sleeveless flocked velvet floral midi with scalloped lace and eyelash fringed edges is a more affordable alternative at $398.00. Both are at Nieman Marcus.

Embroidered Elegance
Designer brands like Prada and Dolce & Gabbana use rich surface detail or embroidery to communicate High Holiday style. Balenciaga’s structured elegant hourglass silhouette in cotton-canvas has scores of shimmering iridescent sequins and costs a whopping $12,500 on Net-a-Porter.com.

balenciagaembroidereddressFree People’s knockout embroidered lace mini can wow everyone through the Holidays and long into the New Year for $108 at shop.nordstrom.com.

pradabrocade2Cynthia Rowley’s regal strapless green-gold jacquard, unusual hi-lo hem cuts a similarly strikingly unique silhouette this season. Pull it back out next year for any special occasion. $598 at Anthropologie.

Or, paint yourself in embellished gold lace with Haute Hippie’s Goldfinger Dress for $795. Available at Anthropologie as well.

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For details, contact:
anthropologie.com
dolcegabbana.com
hautehippie.com
net-a-porter.com
neimanmarcus.com
shop.nordstrom.com


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