Friday 9 December 2016

Get the look: Lucy Kennedy

Published 14/03/2016 | 02:30

All black ensemble: Lucy Kennedy.
All black ensemble: Lucy Kennedy.
€1,295, Stella McCartney, Brown Thomas.
€70, Weir & Sons, weirand sons.ie
€30, Newbridge Silverware
€59.95, Zara.
€180, Michael Michael Kors, Brown Thomas.
€29.95, Zara.
€395, DVF, Brown Thomas.
€35.31, Oasis.
€315, Kurt Geiger, Brown Thomas.
€44, Topshop.

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.

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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.

Stylemma...

Dear Stylemma,

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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