Emily Ratajkowski Designed Dress With Christy Dawn, Here's How To Style Them — PHOTOS
Still on the hunt for that perfect holiday frock? Look no further: Emily Ratajkowski has joined forces with designer Christy Dawn on a four-piece dress collaboration. Get ready for a revamped winter — this season, it's all about channeling West Coast vibes, EmRata style. Ratajkowski may be a smoldering on-screen siren, but the model and actress can now also add "designer" to her repertoire. Enlisting the help of trusty friend Christy Dawn, the duo crafted a sleek collection of skater dresses — but with a bohemian twist. The take? Bell sleeves and square necklines for a vintage yet contemporary feel. The chic frocks come in four styles, ranging from classic black to lush blue.
"I thought about the ideal dress I would want to wear," Ratajkowski told Who What Wear. "I wanted [to be able to] dress it up or down through the different seasons." The dresses are deeply rooted in the casual cool essence; in the end, it's about versatility and tailoring the dresses for any occasion — whether that means a 70 degree winter in LA or a snowstorm in NYC.
But the collection also come with a cause: Ratajkowski and Dawn plan to donate 25 percent of all proceeds to Planned Parenthood. This is retail therapy done right.
Take a lesson in how to style the four variations of the Emily Dress.
1. Stay Gold
The Emily Dress in "Black", $250, christydawn.com
When it comes to expanding your LBD collection, the sky's the limit. This staple black frock is the definition of universal dressing — you'll have free reigns to keep it daytime appropiate or customize it for evening attire. Lucky for you, this one will especially fare well for the inevitable calender of holiday fetes. Add one elegant pearl embellished clutch, a fatal swipe of red lipstick, a glass of bubbly, and you'll be well on your merry mood.
ALDO Pearl Clutch, $56, asos.com
The Emily Dress in "Black Floral", $250, christydawn.com
Want to switch up the all-black? EmRata's got you covered with a floral alternative. You'll still have your trusty hue, but with feminine flair. Complete the ensemble with a pair of black thigh-high boots — a flirty getup perfect for that cozy winter date.
Faith Noble Over The Knee Boots, $124, asos.com
3. Ice Queen
The Emily Dress in "Powder Blue", $250, christydawn.com
Jack Wills Faux Fur Collar, $62, asos.com
Hello, holy grail holiday dress. A powder blue number is especially appropiate in this time of wintry goodness. For the old Hollywood style, throw on a faux-fur white collar to instantly elevate the dress from simplicity to full-on glamour.
4. That's So '70s
The Emily Dress in "Mustard", $250, christydawn.com
The seventies are calling — even in the dead of winter. Match this vibrant mustard yellow dress with a suede fringe jacket. And prepare to cue the neo-psychedelic tunes with a gingerbread or two. Boho holidays, anyone?
ASOS Biker Fringe Jacket, $163, asos.com
Want more style tips? Check out the video below, and be sure to subscribe to Bustle’s YouTube page for more hacks and tricks!
Images: Courtesy Brands