In case you haven’t heard, skin is in. You’ve likely seen Miu Miu’s ultra-mini skirts, or Megan Fox’s many “naked” dresses. The silhouettes of the moment are meant to highlight the human form. Depending on your personal comfort level, they can be approached in subtle ways (via tasteful cut-outs) or in more extreme fashions (see Supriya Lele’s low-rise skirts with built-in thongs). It can also be styled more formally. Cocktail long sleeve dresses Just take cues from Zazie Beetz, who attended New York’s National Board of Review gala last night wearing a saucy, yet polished piece.
Forgoing a traditional glitzy dress, the actor hit the step and repeat in a cream knit bra top by Isa Boulder. Though stars like Katie Holmes have given the ab-revealing piece a more casual spin (Holmes famously paired hers with a cardigan and jeans), Beetz gave it a dressier feel, thanks to her black, floor-length skirt by Orseund Iris, with thin strapping around the abdomen. Formal dresses red Bottega Veneta shoes and jewelry by Grace Lee, David Yurman, and Senia rounded out the chic look.
There’s something fresh and modern about the idea of wearing a bra top in such a buttoned-up setting. It’s a confident move for one, but it also says, I don’t play by the rules. A traditional ballgown? Never heard of her. Rihanna and Zendaya have also taken an evening wear approach to the bra top. The latter wore a red bra top and peplum-style skirt by Vera Wang to the 2021 CFDA Awards. Formal dress red But in a black and cream colorway, like Beetz’s ensemble, it feels as classic and timeless as an LBD. Just infinitely cooler.