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Style Advisor: Four Looks For After Dark

Style Advisor: Four Looks For After Dark

As night falls on these colder months, you can either snuggle into a sofa and let hibernation mode kick in or hit the town and party the 2010s away in style. Below lies an edit of glittering, gleaming and truly glammed-up looks from mega-brands Gucci and Balmain, featuring finishing touches from our friends and yours — Jimmy Choo, Saint Laurent and Gianvito Rossi. It’s just like they say: the darker the night, the brighter the stars.

Photograph of a female model wearing a Balmain sequin strap dress, Saint Laurent YSL earrings, Gianvito Rossi Camnero crystal strap stilettos, and Tom Ford small Oalmellato triple chain bag

THE MAXI

Olivier Rousteing and his #BalmainArmy have helped to elevate every aspect of your casual wardrobe since the decade kicked off. Jeans? Check. Bomber jackets? Check. Now, let loose with the brand’s couture-leaning side, evident in this sequin-embellished maxi dress. A sensual thigh-high slit adds a collar-tugging touch that is true to the Parisian house’s DNA.

THE POWER SUIT

This sartorial show-stopper comes courtesy of Gucci, whose two-piece suit offers up a boxy cut with the signature GG print switching up your classic pinstripe. The tailored style is best kept as the focus, with the masculine codes offset by some slyly chic platform sandals and a crisp clutch bag.

Photograph of a female model wearing a Gucci retro GG blazer and trousers, platform sandals, and Broadway clutch bag
Photograph of a female model wearing a Retrofete Grace dress, Valentino V logo hoop earrings, Jimmy Choo Aveline heeled sandals and Jimmy Choo Paris mini bag

THE RED CARPET FAVOURITE

You may have seen their designs on J. Lo, Taylor Swift, perhaps a supermodel here or there, but no pressureRetrofete’s dresses make for an easily accessible dash of shimmering style. Tempting as it is to let this balloon-sleeved, stud’n’shine piece do all the talking, a pair of statement earrings and razor-thin heels should make for great accents.

THE NEW KNIT

A woven wardrobe isn’t just for hasty treks between the front door and the corner shop, as this intricate tweed design from Balmain shows. Reinvigorating a traditional knit pattern through glistening details, this strappy mini dress may not look as cosy as other knits — but being the focus of everyone’s attention will keep you feeling warm inside.

 Photograph of a female model wearing a Balmain short sequin dress, sequin tweed suit jacket, Nicole B boots and calf leather B bag

Photography: Matthew Brann, Fashion: Gemma Baguley, with thanks to the Bulgari Hotel