This is a dress I WISH I could wear to work, but it’s a touch too form fitting and shows a little too much cleave. Believe it or not, it’s quite comfortable…and it makes me feel fantastic. I love the way it hugs my curves and gives the illusion of a Marilyn Monroe-esque hourglass figure. Meredith and I shot this look in Manhattan’s meatpacking district… and everyone thought we were models! It was kind of hilarious.
For this corporate-inspired cocktail dress, I wanted to play up its “sexy secretary” character but couldn’t do that with a classic string of pearls or a glinty brooch because the neckline is already too detailed. So I went with a crazy-dramatic lip color. Admittedly, I’ve never tried something THIS red, but I’m quite happy with the result! The question is: how red is too red for the office? Wearing a shade this bold would likely garner some looks from your co-workers, but I daresay there is no such thing as an “inappropriate” red-hued lip color.
Dress: Nicole Miller, $250 (on sale)
Shoes: Nine West, $25
Bangles: H&M, $6