The subtlety of cut

When a plain black dress is the perfect cut, you really don’t need anything else.

That’s not to say you couldn’t add to it: a pop of colour by way of a bright belt, lashings of jewellery, a dainty scarf perhaps. But once again, it’s purely optional. Off-duty model Yulia Lobova keeps hers plain and simple with one of Prada’s thin black bow belts and black high-heeled sandals.

black dress off duty model

The cut of the dress – the slight flare to the hem, the belled sleeve, the keyhole neck – all give it a hint of 1960s, but all kept to a subtly modern level.

Against her striking platinum blonde hair Yulia proves that all-black can win out if done right.

Wayne Tippetts photographed this shot in Paris.

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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, where she serves as the publication's Editor.