Throughout time, making a dramatic entry has been highly lauded as a sure fire way to garner the attention of the room. Duh. I am here to sing the praises of the entry’s often overlooked sibling, the dramatic exit. No, I’m not referring to the one in which you leave in a whirlwind of overturned wine glasses, streaming mascara and slammed doors. (Although that type of exit is assured to make you the talk of the evening, it will also guarantee a lonely dance card. And we’re trying to thrive in the city, not be swallowed up by it.) I’m talking about the benefits of an eye-catching back. There is something surprising and undeniably sexy about an interesting behind. It’s the mullet of the dress world, if you will: business in the front, party in the back. Not that I’m one to condone the mullet (despite my southern heritage), but there’s something to be said for the unexpected backside view. And, like the mullet, the dramatic back is sure to turn heads and keep you in everyone’s mind, long after you’ve made your exit.
Kelly Wearstler dress (similar $$$, similar $$$), Kelly Wearstler pyrite cuff (similar $$$), XIV Karats necklace (similar $$$$), Michael Kors sandals (similar $, similar $$$), Catbird and ginette_ny rings (similar), YSL Glossy Stain in 7 on lips, Essie First Dance on nails
Photos by Michele LoBosco