Fashion: The long black dress - your go-to style staple

By Michiko Hylands

Noting beats a classic.
Noting beats a classic.

When in doubt, nothing beats a classic. A beautifully cut, long black dress is a stylish must-have that will solve any wardrobe crisis.

Knuefermann Valentina Escapade dress $395
Bring sexy back and try a backless dress. Wear your hair up in a loosely twisted up-do to highlight the nape of your neck.

Trish Peng Fallon gown from $2000
If you're keen to show some skin but still want to cover your arms, this dress is a perfect option.

Zambesi Flight dress $540
A sweeping train always adds a dramatic, regal touch. Swap the flats for a high, strappy sandal instead.

Rochelle Goodrick Eagle Wings dress $899
This body-con dress flatters all body shapes thanks to its clean design lines and modern minimalism.

Ponder dress $300
Strap Block heel in black $400
Both from Moochi
The soft drape of this design brilliantly disguises a tummy. The tie at the neck draws the eye down, elongating the body.

Juliette Hogan Annabelle Split dress $799
Forget the rules. Glam it up with a smoky eye and strong lip. Perfect if you're heading to big event such as Moet's "The Now" party.

Liam Rainier dress $299
Ruby Sonnet heel $299
Get dressed to frill in this elegant dress, the perfect foil for statement jewellery. Add the Midas touch with a gold metal headband.

Beauty bar

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess fragrance $143
Manuka Doctor Drops of Crystal Cashmere Touch Cream 30ml $49.95
Tom Ford Beauty Bronzing Powder in Bronze Age large size $168
Clinique Sun-kissed Face Gelee $49
Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Color in Love $26.50
Kerastase L'Incroyable Blowdry $44

For him

Working Style Onyx Black Grosgrain Peak Lapel dinner suit $1290
Alice Made This Edward Brass Cufflinks from Crane Bros $225
Merchant 1948 Robert dress shoe by Giancarlo Moretti in black $209.90
Limited Edition John Varvatos EDT 200mls $210
Deadly Ponies Card file in Croc $160
Kiehl's Age Defender Moisturizer 50ml $80
Barkers Tribeca Pocket Square $13

- Spy.co.nz

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