FASH­ION

Take af­ter-5 dress­ing to the next level with a gen­er­ous dose of Latina flair

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So dra­matic

Frills, pas­sion­ate reds, sexy lace, dra­matic de­tails ... there’s some­thing to be said about the power of Latin-in­spired de­tails, the kind of pieces that add a sense of oc­ca­sion to af­ter-work events or those im­pend­ing so­cial gath­er­ings, come party sea­son, when you need an out­fit that moves and shakes with you.

Black and gold, in par­tic­u­lar, make the per­fect match, whether a sim­ple black slip dress or a black blouse tucked into a mid-length skirt, ac­ces­sorised with gold vin­tage cos­tume jew­ellery, or pre­cious gold In­dian jew­ellery.

If the con­trast is too much to han­dle, sub­tle navy and gold is equally ef­fec­tive. And if you’re al­ready start­ing to con­sider what to wear for the sum­mer races, why not take the look for a spin with a vivid red dress and a gold halo head­band? It’s the per­fect way of avoid­ing the of­ten­cum­ber­some fas­ci­na­tor.

Fab­ric choice is key too — del­i­cate lace, rich bro­cade and vel­vets might seem bet­ter as­so­ci­ated with win­ter oc­ca­sions, how­ever, sev­eral de­sign­ers have ex­tended th­ese into sum­mer col­lec­tions as a way of en­cour­ag­ing peo­ple to add a lit­tle more cha-cha to their step.

Reem Acra re­sort 2018.

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