Got You Covered

Clothes We Love - September
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Got You Covered

01 of 08

WHY WE LOVE IT

WHY WE LOVE IT
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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

02 of 08

Strong & Dickerson Skirt

Clothes We Love - September
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Pencil skirt, Strong & Dickerson, $275; stronganddickerson.com.

03 of 08

Steven Alan Skirt

Clothes We Love - September
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Cotton skirt, Steven Alan, $210; stevenalan.com.

04 of 08

White House Black Market Dress

Clothes We Love - September
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Polyester-spandex dress, White House Black Market, $168; whbm.com.

05 of 08

True Religion Boots

Clothes We Love - September
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Leather boots, True Religion, $325; truereligionbrandjeans.com.

06 of 08

Wooden Ships by Paola Buendia Gloves

Clothes We Love - September
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Wool-acrylic mohair gloves, Wooden Ships by Paola Buendia, $30/pair; 888-717-6700.

07 of 08

Rebecca Minkoff Dress and Paul & Joe Turtleneck

Clothes We Love - September
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Silk dress, Rebecca Minkoff, $798; rebeccaminkoff.com.

Cotton Turtleneck, Paul amp Joe, $210; 310-270-4620.

08 of 08

Theyskens' Theory Shirt

Clothes We Love - September
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Cotton shirt, Theyskens' Theory, $345; neimanmarcus.com.

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