Fresh elegance

There’s a temptation for a floor-length gown to end up feeling like it’s stuck in a time warp. That may be your intention; but if you’re aiming for a look that’s less vintage and more now, how do you style it? In this shoot, stylist Monique Lewis answers with accessories. A black gown or a statement orange one, add a dangling pendant or tassle necklace and the 70s revivalist feel comes to the fore.

In another of Michael Stuart Daley’s photographs a short, structured orange dress feels distinctly 1960s, especially when matched by a bold ’60s ‘do. But again, the right combination of clutch, cocktail rings, and high heels keep everything perfectly fresh.

orange maxi dress

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Fresh Elegance by Michael Stuart Daley & Monique Lewis
Fresh Elegance by Michael Stuart Daley & Monique Lewis
Fresh Elegance by Michael Stuart Daley & Monique Lewis
Fresh Elegance by Michael Stuart Daley & Monique Lewis
Fresh Elegance by Michael Stuart Daley & Monique Lewis
Fresh Elegance by Michael Stuart Daley & Monique Lewis
Fresh Elegance by Michael Stuart Daley & Monique Lewis
Fresh Elegance by Michael Stuart Daley & Monique Lewis
Fresh Elegance by Michael Stuart Daley & Monique Lewis

From pleats to shimmering retro palazzo pants, there’s a number of looks to catch your eye in this shoot, titled Fresh Elegance. Click on the thumbnails above to view it all.

For more from the photographer, visit michaelstuartdaley.com.

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Some people's wardrobes are about a small selection of pieces that all fit within one aesthetic - Tania Braukamper isn't such a person. With a wardrobe that spans three different rooms, her approach to fashion is a mixture of current-season key pieces mixed with vintage finds she's sourced on innumerous shopping trips around the world's more cultured capitals. Despite a disparate approach to shopping, Tania is adamant that the key to mixing vintage with new season is to stick to key looks and colours that work for oneself. And it's a theory that she works into her writing for Fashionising.com, where she serves as the publication's Editor.