A Stylist’s Take: The Long Game

Signalling a return to more traditional ideas of elegance, elongated silhouettes feel fresh when worn with a Californian cool.
Ralph Lauren Collection cardigan, RL top-handle bag

As the days get warmer and our nights get longer, GRAZIA breaks down the ins and outs of dressing to lengthen and flatter your silhouette with the latest collection from Ralph Lauren Collection.

Look 1: Shirt the issue

One of the best style tips is to treat your fanciest dress like your favourite pair of jeans. Take the sense of occasion out of a long column gown by pairing it with an oversized white shirt and high-tops.

Ralph Lauren Collection evening dress, shirt; stylist’s own sneakers

Look 2: Vested interest

A granddad sweater vest worn untucked instantly updates languid white trousers and lends the tailored classic the ease of a sweatpant.

Ralph Lauren Collection sweater vest, trousers

Look 3: Tonal values

A sure-fire to stand out this season? Opt for tone on tone dressing to effortlessly lengthen the line of your body. Trust us: it’s anything but monotonous.

Ralph Lauren Collection polo sweater, sweater, skirt

Look 4: Volume control

Temper the drama of a sweeping, statement skirt with just the suggestion of a white top. Here, a sporty bralette plays up the Olympian proportions of this skirt with bold hues.

Ralph Lauren Collection bralette, skirt

Look 5: Suede renegade

Relax into the dignified appeal of uniform dressing with subtle textural contrasts to define the silhouette.

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Ralph Lauren Collection jacket, trousers

Photography: Gan Kah Ying
Stylist: Gregory Woo
Hair: Leong, using Kevin Murphy
Makeup: Sha Shamsi, using Bobbi Brown
Photography assistants: Vivien Tan and Rachel Liew
Styling assistant: Vanessa Grace Ng
Shot on location at Alexandra House, part of Figment’s Boutique Homes collection