If there’s one person who knows a thing or two about the power of a pencil skirt, it’s Victoria Beckham. Clashing her classic heritage-check skirt with an Argyle sweater and a patterned shirt with exaggerated collar and cuffs, Beckham ties the look together with an oversized leather clutch and, of course, a signature killer heel.
Emilia Clarke might be a London girl but New York becomes her. Stepping out in SoHo, the actor exuded effortless elegance in a two-piece pinstripe suit and an impeccably cut, oversized camel coat resting on her shoulders. Accessorizing with white heels and tortoiseshell sunglasses, she looked every inch the sleek Manhattanite in an ensemble fit to conquer the Iron Throne.
Actor Zoe Saldana has always been one to watch on the red carpet and this floor-sweeping Gucci gown is further proof of her impeccable style credentials. The exquisitely embroidered black lace dress is the height of evening opulence, with flashes of red and mint adding an unexpected twist. Saldana’s bejeweled silver rings and a bold red lip add to the drama.
Making a winning case for the power of a neutral palette, blush has never looked as impactful as it does on Suki Waterhouse. This Gucci dress has more than a touch of the Grecian goddess about it, with draped material cascading from one shoulder. Finished with a single silver bangle on her wrist, Waterhouse deftly shows how to navigate red-carpet dressing in a look that stuns with its striking simplicity.
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Now this is a masterclass in how to wear color: Sienna Miller glowed in a sensational yellow gown at the Hollywood Film Awards. While the Bardot neckline nods to ’60s style, the high-leg split provides a wholly contemporary spin. Wearing her hair down in signature loose waves, Miller continues her reign as the red carpet’s queen of modern bohemia.
A career-defining moment deserves a style-defining dress, and Charlize Theron achieved exactly that when receiving her Hollywood Career Achievement Award. With its dazzling silver embroidery and gemstone embellishment, this dress from the Alexander McQueen FW19 runway collection is a showstopper. Channelling her trademark nonchalant elegance, Theron gave it an androgynous edge by layering it over a pair of body-skimming black pants and an athletic tank top.
There is no denying the timeless appeal of a black tuxedo, and actor Mandy Moore wears hers to devastating effect. Accessorized with nothing more than a pair of barely-there sandals and a dusting of diamonds, Moore puts a contemporary twist on power dressing.
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