What a marvel to take the showgirl's go-to color and transform it into choices spanning tough to feminine, or even classic. Some pieces are able to withstand the harsh lights of the office (provided you work in one that's fashion forward). This is true style alchemy.Make It Work for You
One shot of it is all you need. If it's a top, black is a natural pairing. For pants, cover your rear with a jacket. Dresses are best in a muted tone or with a soft drape—nothing skintight about it. And if you want to go all out with a gown, find a silhouette as streamlined as an award statuette, perhaps with a ruffle to romance it.
Photos: (left to right) Balmain
, Michael Kors
, Oscar de la Renta
, Dries Van Noten