THE forever piece:
An hourglass dress
Who better than Dolce & Gabbana to celebrate the female form? The duo’s famous figure flattery excels in this hourglass dress, with the sweetheart neckline and longer length evoking classic glamor. Whether you take a seductive or serene stance, it is pure femininity.
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THE chic escape:
a Ladylike stay
Marilyn Monroe made the Avalon Hotel Beverly Hills her home from home in the ’50s – she was frequently photographed in the fittingly hourglass-shaped pool (viceroyhotelgroup.com). Jackie Onassis, meanwhile, preferred her husband Aristotle’s super-yacht, the Christina O, for sailing near Capri. Follow in her sea-faring footsteps on The Baracuda Valletta, with its John Pawson-designed interiors – fitting for any modern-day muse (cecilwright.com).
Demure yet utterly seductive – Dolce & Gabbana knows how to show off every curvecredits
Words: Jane McFarland; Jo Craven. Fashion: Helen Thomson