Save, Spend, Splurge: Karlie Kloss' Tuxedo Dress

Legs not included.


We have one word for Karlie Kloss at Monday's Met Gala: sharp. That bleached-blonde lob, those pointy-toed stilettos, that black-and-white Carolina Herrera tuxedo dress. Did the look adhere to the avant-garde, Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons theme? Not exactly — we wouldn't put Kloss on the uber-queen level of Rihanna. But we'll follow Kloss's legs wherever they lead us, and this ultra-chic interpretation of the power suit has got us wondering where we can get our own tuxedo dress. Plus, Kloss arrived to fashion's most extravagant affair in a pedicab, earning her even more cool-girl cred. 

We love this ensemble because, as Kloss did, you can take it from an evening event straight to the after party, no outfit change necessary. The dress is as chic as it is versatile, and it makes a for a powerful look. The plunging neckline is delicately emphasized by a white lapel, and subtle details like oversized sleeves and a white running stitch by the buttons elevate the dress from simple to standout. Want Karlie's look? So do we - but maybe not at a Carolina Herrera kind of price point. We've found three similar pieces, depending on your budget, so you can slay, even if you're not dropping a couple thousand dollars on a Met gala ticket. 


Flared Sleeve Tux Dress - $72