Get the look: Lucy Kennedy
Here, Lucy Kennedy proves that, when in doubt, an all-black ensemble, paired with a couple of eye-catching accessories, is always a good option.
She looks fantastic in this classic black suit, a look that's fast replacing the LBD as a safe, easy, always-looks-well option for a night out. Sometimes you need something a shade more grown-up than a dress. Pointy-toed courts should be a staple of every woman's wardrobe, as they lend any outfit a pleasingly sharp edge. And the accessories Lucy has chosen work perfectly to lift the whole thing.
I have a black-tie event coming up and would love some ideas. I am a size 12 and five feet three inches tall, with an hourglass-tending-towards-a-pear-shape. I tend to wear a lot of dark clothing, so would like a pop of colour. Please help.
We tend to feel that the 'full-length guna' look has been done to death. It's been ruined by over-zealous brides frog-marching their bridesmaids into matching, pink, full-length numbers, and by debutantes inspired by 1990s beauty queens. Would you consider ditching it in favour of a knee-length cocktail dress? Something grown-up, that you will actually wear again? Or a black tuxedo? In terms of bringing in colour, we would stick to a colourful clutch.
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