The List | Best Fashion Buys In THE EDIT

Sheer fabrics, lace-up boots and dramatic new cover-ups – Victoriana gets a dark and decadent twist for FW15.

The game changer: A velvet dress. Dark and brooding with gothic overtones, meet this season’s high-drama, come-stroke-me take on the classic little black dress. The silhouette may be prim, but look closer and you’ll find a cut out here and a lace panel there, keeping it firmly on the right side of seductive.

Lace-up boots: These boots were made for stomping, stylishly. Think sturdy, lace-up affairs with chunky block heels that will really take you places – just the thing to round off a pretty, vintage-inspired dress or to add some period drama to your working wardrobe.

The new cover-up: A cape. Why wear a coat when you can waft dramatically through life in a cape? The ultimate gothic cover-up has been a point of outerwear difference for a few seasons now, which means it’s time to stop thinking about it and invest. Could there be a more feel-good piece?


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