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An un­struc­tured, un­lined jacket is just the thing for light­weight but el­e­gant cov­er­age. The right jacket can work its magic on evening, work or week­end-wear alike.

It could be a vin­tage ki­mono picked up for a hun­dred bucks, a re­pur­posed vin­tage blouse, or a shiny mod­ern im­i­ta­tion.

At any for­mal event in Auck­land you’re likely to spot a rain­bow of Miss Crabb jack­ets and dresses. This bed­coat is leader of the pack. This style was first cut in 2005; I have a sheer il­lus­trated one from around the same time, bought at a closing-down sale in Welling­ton.

This glis­ten­ing update, in inky, pure silk crepe de chine, comes in one size. As the pic­tures show, it can be worn in a mul­ti­tude of ways. The sam­ple that I bor­rowed for this spread was miss­ing its waist-tie, and I reckon I could have got­ten at least three more it­er­a­tions of the bed­coat with that in hand.

The name “bed­coat” might give this piece an easy­go­ing vibe, but this is one of the hard­est work­ers in the Miss Crabb sta­ble of re­li­able thor­ough­breds. Miss Crabb Bed­coat jacket in Ink Silk, $620 1. Neuw Frankie striped jersey, $170 Glas­sons jeans, $60 Miss Wil­son Elena loafers, $320 2. Kow­tow Hunter Dress, $199 Model’s own neck­lace Miss Wil­son Elena loafers, $320 3. Camilla & Marc Garbo evening gown, $960 Stash vin­tage clip-on ear­rings, $120 from Hail­wood Pulp Traf­fic heels, $80 at Han­nahs 4. Twenty-Seven Names Pom­pi­dou jump­suit, $590 Miss Wil­son Yvette slip-on sneak­ers, $320 5. Zambesi Stream­line skirt, $265 Ges­tuz Elvi evening sandals, $569 Model: Geel­ing Ching Hair and makeup: Seren­ity Makeup Fash­ion edi­tor: Karlya Smith Pho­tog­ra­pher: Belinda Mer­rie Pho­tog­ra­pher’s as­sis­tant: Tay­lor Prichard

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