make this LBD romantic and sensual at the same time.”
“Add a sultry touch with suede and mesh ankle boots.”
“A dash of hot red lipstick finishes the look perfectly.”
Penélope Cruz in
dress by Gucci;
bra by L’Agent by
“A dress makes no sense unless it inspires men to want to take it off you,” wrote French novelist Françoise Sagan in the ’50s. While, as modern women, we can’t entirely embrace the sentiment, we still delight in the seductive power of clothes.
This issue celebrates the pieces that will inject a hit of modern sensuality into your evening look, from sleek bustier dresses by Jonathan Saunders and Sophia Kokosalaki to barely there blouses by Diane von Furstenberg and Dolce & Gabbana.
A woman who knows a thing or two about seduction is this week’s cover star, Penélope Cruz. The award-winning screen siren, who has just added designer to her list of talents – creating the sultry lingerie line L’Agent with her sister – shares her personal passions
with The Edit.
We also reveal the pre-date tips of some of the world’s hottest beauty editors, and in our romantic travel special, deliver the perfect places to play out your deepest passions.
LUCY YEOMANS, EDITOR-in-CHIEF
Photograph: Erik Madigan Heck