Lily Aldridge, the supermodel wife of Kings of Leon lead singer Caleb Followill showed she can hold her own at a recent Venetian charity ball and also why she supposedly inspired the Kings of Leon song “Sex Is On Fire”. Wearing a showstopper from Marc Jacob’s eponymous collection, this dress is unavailable to buy. Net-a-porter does have a cocktail version of the dress from Marc Jacobs but here at Butterboom, we want to recreate a look inspired by Lily for that special ball or red carpet event that Hong Kong women do actually attend!
Not only is Lily’s dress see-through in parts, it has a large floral lace design with patches of colour and horizontal stripes on the sleeves. On anyone who does not have the tall, slim statuesque figure of a supermodel, this dress would totally overwhelm a woman. It would be a case of the dress wearing the woman and not the woman wearing the dress. Also Lily is wise to keep her accessories to a minimum, with a simple up-do and a floral headpiece in keeping with the Charity Ball’s floral theme. Peep-toe heels and a simple evening bag complete the look.
For our Butterboom picks, we have gone for an easier to wear lace dress. Sleeveless to cater for the hot humid weather of HK, the shape and lace pattern is also more suitable for many ladies. We have paired the dress with simple accessories too so the focus is on the woman and the dress just like Lily’s.