Currently Trending: Halter Dresses and How to Wear Them
Not only does the frock show skin in an unexpected way by highlighting your collarbone and shoulders, but the conservative neckline also allows you to get adventurous with your hemline or opt for a low-cut back, all the while maintaining a sophisticated look. Check out some of our favourite ways to wear this alluring number, and shop our editor-approved picks.
If anyone can pull off a body-con dress in the boardroom, it’s Miranda Kerr. The model’s Alexander McQueen Jourdan Butterfly Jacquard Dress ($676) worked for a meeting at Cosmopolitan in New York City because of the high-neckline/low-hemline combo.
The actress channeled the ‘20s in an Art Deco-inspired dress by Bottega Veneta at the National Board of Review Awards Gala in New York City this month. Alexander Birman strappy sandals and Norman Silverman jewellery completed the shimmery peach ensemble.
Perhaps it’s because we’re in the dead of winter and insanely jealous, but we had to share the white-hot dress Hart wore to the opening of PAMM at Art Basel in Miami. A Charlotte Olympia clutch and heels complement the skin-baring look that’s perfect for South Beach.
Think of your dress as a blank canvas to show off your best necklaces. The high neckline means baubles of any length will work, and you can even layer multiple strands, like Chung, in a Zara dress, did with a Stella & Dot necklace at the Big Star Jeans x Yeah Yeah Yeahs concert in Las Vegas.
A styling lesson courtesy of Malone: offset voluminous ruffles at the hem by highlighting your figure with a slim belt. The waist-defining accessory completes the Dora Abodi dress and Brian Atwood heels she wore to the The Hunger Games: Catching Fire premiere in Toronto.
The best part of Mulligan’s Alexander McQueen dress at the Inside Llewyn Davis premiere in New York City was the bejeweled neckline, which doubled as an accessory and meant she only needed a pair of understated Lanvin pumps to finish off her look. Try recreating the look yourself with a bold choker and black halter dress.