This or that?: Supermodels supersede slinky gowns

Published: January 20, 2016

Attending the glitzy, star-spangled IWC Gala in Geneva, Switzerland, supermodels Karolina Kurkova and Adriana Lima were spectacles to relish. Pulling out all the stops to look their finest at the event, paraded a trend that might be making a comeback in 2016 — slinky dresses. Exit bodycons, enter elegant slinkies!

Karolina Kurkova

Hair and makeup

The ramp royalty heightened her distinctive sense of grace by pulling her blonde tresses back in a ponytail with unassuming strands framing her exquisite face. Underlining her immaculate complexion to its full potential, the 31-year-old Czech beauty dusted ample highlighter on her envy-inducing cheekbones. Playing the ‘less is more’ game, Karolina kept the rest of her makeup meek, but peachy.


The new mom looked unquestionably breathtaking in a velour slinky plunging dress that featured a cinched waist and humble slit, teamed with a rock ‘n’ roll tie secured around her neck. Warming things up, the former Victoria’s Secret Angel slithered into a voluminous blazer, draped over her shoulders.


Layering up with just skinny gold-silver chains and her signature wrist watch, the G I Joe: The Rise of Cobra star boasted effortless technique. Finalising her ensemble with gladiator-like strappy heels and an air of nonchalance, this hottie didn’t have to do much to land on our radar. Also, that grey-blue manicure was so on point — swoon!

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Adriana Lima


Hair and makeup

The Victoria’s Secret model enhanced her killer looks by resting her wavy brunette locks on one shoulder, and sporting a side part that only helped emphasise her already chiseled features. Slicking on a ruby-red shade of matte lipstick and precisely smeared jet eye-liner, this supermodel excels at scoring high on style charts.


The Hire: The Follow actor was an unforgettable sight as she took to the red carpet in a stifling-hot slinky-cut dress by Max Mara. The waist-accentuating, maxi-length satin number comprised halter neck details, with the icing on the cake being the sultry thigh-high split that flaunted the star’s gym-honed pins.

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Enclosed in a pair of sheer tights, she elongated her perfect frame even further with a pair of characteristic, black, pointed suede heels. Oozing downright class and channeling her inner vixen, Adriana downplayed her accoutrements — festooning up smoothly in uber blingy dangling earrings and her slim wrist watch. No reason to complain, is there?

Published in The Express Tribune, January 21st, 2016.

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