REASONS TO LOVE IT
Your makeup should reflect the dark drama. Think smoky eyes, sultry red lips, and contoured cheekbones. Pin back your hair, or create a cascade of curls. There’s a feminine quality here, so choose a suit with a plunging neck or a sweater that casually (oops!) slides off the shoulder.
HOW TO WORK IT
Pair these skirts and dresses with shoes that play up the retro appeal. Try round-toe pumps with stacked heels, ankle-strap mary janes, or sturdy oxfords. Look for skirts that are nipped below the knee or dresses that graze the ankle. Don’t go supertight! Ease into it
Photos: (left to right) Bottega Veneta, Lanvin, Gucci, Oscar de la Renta
Tory Burch Dress
Tweed, $375; toryburch.com.
Michael Kors Skirt
Wool-tweed, $1,295; net-a-porter.com.
Cotton, polyamide, and elastane, $80; zara.com.
French Connection Dress
Polyester, $178; frenchconnection.com.
Rebecca Taylor Dress
Cotton, polyamide, acrylic, and elastane, $425; rebeccataylor.com.
Marc Jacobs Dress
Silk and polyester, $1,500; net-a-porter.com.