Got You Covered
Got You Covered
WHY WE LOVE IT
Concealment of flesh, but not the body, is the mood. Long fitted sleeves, high armholes, and supple or playful fabrics keep this exercise in restraint from appearing monastic. When a low-cut gown teases with a sheer turtleneck underneath, the slightest glimpse of skin turns highly erotic. It’s the exact opposite of red-carpet flash.
HOW TO WEAR IT
Too much coverage may make you look too much like a sister wife. Instead, combine complementary fabrics, like sheer with textured. Gowns can cling to the waist, but then flow. If you’re younger, opt for a T and skinny pants as a base for layers. If older, go for a uniform look, top to bottom. This cerebral take on dressing rejects colorful makeup. Go soft and pretty.
Photos: (left to right) Rodarte, Victoria Beckham, Proenza Schouler, Band of Outsiders
Strong & Dickerson Skirt
Pencil skirt, Strong & Dickerson, $275; stronganddickerson.com.
Steven Alan Skirt
Cotton skirt, Steven Alan, $210; stevenalan.com.
White House Black Market Dress
Polyester-spandex dress, White House Black Market, $168; whbm.com.
True Religion Boots
Leather boots, True Religion, $325; truereligionbrandjeans.com.
Wooden Ships by Paola Buendia Gloves
Wool-acrylic mohair gloves, Wooden Ships by Paola Buendia, $30/pair; 888-717-6700.
Rebecca Minkoff Dress and Paul & Joe Turtleneck
Silk dress, Rebecca Minkoff, $798; rebeccaminkoff.com.
Cotton Turtleneck, Paul amp Joe, $210; 310-270-4620.
Theyskens' Theory Shirt
Cotton shirt, Theyskens' Theory, $345; neimanmarcus.com.