Outfit of the Week: A Cool Black Dress to Wear for a Night Out

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Photo: Prakash Shroff

At this point in the summer you've probably attended more weddings than you care to remember and you're just so over it. But chances are you have more formal affairs looming in the weeks ahead, so consider keeping it simple yet chic in this black Edun dress featuring a mock-neck and an interesting hem detail. Forgo the high heels and try patent-leather loafers instead — it's an unexpected power move to wear flats when everyone else is complaining about tired feet in high heels. Add a sleek clutch with gold details and highlight dangly earrings by sweeping your hair up in a bun to complete the laid-back but still dressed-up outfit.

If you like the look but not the price tag, try this dress with a similar neckline or this dress with fun swishy fringe, plus this clutch with the same great gold hardware.

Edun chain lace hem ribbed dress, $1,195 at Neiman Marcus; Dieppa Restrepo patent oxfords, for similar try Cali oxford, $264 at Anaïse; Valextra Onda clutch, $1,440 at Valextra; Lizzie Fortunato Geometry earrings, $365 at Lizzie Fortunato.

Photographer: Prakash Shroff; Styling by Diana Tsui; Model: Victoria Brixton at Muse Management; Makeup by William Scott; Hair by Takashi Ashizawa using Oribe Hair Care; Photo Editor: Emily Shornick; Photo Assistant: Brian Bee.