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Dua Lipa Offers a Lesson in Modest Dressing in a Head-to-Toe Balenciaga Outfit

Dua Lipa with actor Yllka Gashi, president of Kosovo Vjosa Osmani and director Blerta Basholli. Photo:

Taking a quick scroll on Dua Lipa‘s Instagram, one is met with sequins, micro-minis, color-blocking, and all things Y2K. While it hasn’t taken the Versace girl long to cement her name as the ultimate inspiration for joyful Noughties dressing, her versatility cannot be denied. Lipa recently stepped out in a modest outfit, proving she can carry off a colorful cropped top and skirt ensemble with just as much ease as she can an understated number.


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The 26-year-old championed her Kosovo Albanian heritage by attending the premiere of director Blerta Basholli’s debut film, Hive, which is about a group of women coming together to provide for their families during the Kosovan war. She made the trip to Washington DC, styled by Lorenzo Posocco, in an all-black Balenciaga look: a three-piece ensemble consisting of a turtleneck paired with a full-length belted skirt and oversized blazer. Each item came from the SS22 collection of the Demna Gvasalia-led label, which has also found a fan in Kim Kardashian West, a star who’s had her fair share of viral moments of late. Above the neck, the ‘Cold Heart’ singer swapped her favorite braids and metallic eyeshadows for elegant side parted locks and natural makeup with a classic cat-eye.

The conservative yet polished outfit is sure to inspire many modest dressers in the region and beyond, more so with the winter season approaching. To steal Dua Lipa’s look, go for longline, loose-fitted blazers, and pair them with wide-legged trousers or ankle-grazing skirts in the same color. Offset both with a tighter top and pointed boots like Lipa’s, and pull it all together with a classic belt. Below is all the inspiration you’ll need to get started.

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