Doja Cat is no stranger to collaborating with large names. The singer/rapper/social media sensation has burst onto the music scene in the last few years and can already claim Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande as co-collaborators.
Known to embrace the outlandish and slightly cartoonish in her work and personal style, her recent ensemble at this year’s MTV Awards was a more sophisticated version of her usual aesthetic; although it still exuded the sartorial personality we know and love her for.
The floor-length embellished number from Givenchy illustrates how old world ball gowns have adapted for the new generation, and that dressing outside the box is the new gold standard for presenting one’s self.
We see yet again with this week’s choice the trend of fancy pants on display isn’t going to disappear anytime soon. Although this is certainly not the first attempt, we still love the paradox of a gown that is modest in shape and length but is constructed of a sensual revealing fabric.
With most of the world socialising in limited ways or in total lockdown what better time to experiment and add a dash of scandal to a classic look at home.
1. Witchy vibes welcome
Part ethereal dream, part “someone just ate your gingerbread house”—take note: sheer details are desired.
1930s black rayon tulle gown with black linear paillette embellishment
Vintage Bill Blass black & white evening dress with tulle & sequins
1920S Black Silk chantilly lace & tulle ruffled dress with lamé rosettes ribbon
Simone Rocha ruffled sequinned midi dress
2: Decorative neck
Keep it clean with silver tones, and clever detailing.
3. The embellished bracelet
A pop of colour is a welcome addition to this all-black look, whether that be statement boots or an elegant bracelet or cuff.
4. Gloves that pack a punch
Another fun accent to this look and for the coming season is the party glove. Go long in length for an air of ’60s soiree glam.