Get Kendall Jenner's MMVA Dress Look in 5 Not-So-Simple Steps
It must be fun to be Kendall Jenner. In addition to living amongst such paparazzi-favored personalities as Kris and Bruce Jenner and Khloe Kardashian, Kendall also names Kanye West among her ever-expanding list of brothers-in-law thanks to sister Kim's successful courtship. And as if the countless red carpets, film premieres, and of course the family's eponymous television show weren't enough time in the spotlight, Ms. Jenner has also staked her claim on the fashion runway, naming Marc Jacobs and Givenchy amongst her catwalk conquests. But when it comes to the Kardashian family, exhibitionism is a never-ending job, which she proved again when Kendall Jenner wore a Fausto Puglisi gown to the MuchMusic Video Awards that absolutely demanded attention. The cream-colored, jewel-encrusted gown with gold and silver detailing would have been quite a refined and elegant choice if it hadn't been for a pair of slits-up-to-there — and by there, I'm referring to Kendall Jenner's belly button. The only item which prevents the dress from appearing as a very well-adorned loin cloth is what I assume to be mass quantities of fashion tape, placed strategically to keep the paparazzi from snapping something which is just a bit too risqué.
While it is by any definition a debatable look, a doubly slit dress will guarantee you attention at your next cocktail hour or bachelorette party. Read on for five items you'll need to capture Kendall Jenner's look.
1. ONE VERY RISQUE MAXI DRESS
If one slit simply doesn't show enough leg, why not try two? Pia Pauro's RS77 Embroidered Maxi With Slits features some eye-catching embroidery at the neckline, but when you're wearing this dress, all focus is on the legs.
2. A PAIR OF SCISSORS
If you think a slit to the hip is good enough to make a dramatic entrance, take another gander at Kendall Jenner's gown. To really achieve the model's look, you'll need a sharp pair of scissors and the conviction that you won't ruin your dress by personally tailoring it. Wiss's 8.5" Household Scissors will do the trick.
3. SOME WELL-PLACED FASHION TAPE
Don't leave the potential to flash too much skin to chance, especially when a few pieces of double-sided fashion tape will keep everything truly lewd under wraps. Hollywood Fashion Secrets's Fashion Tape Tin is petite enough to carry with you to your event, just in case that stomach-bearing dress gets too risqué.
4. A PAIR OF CIRCULATION-RESTRICTING GOLDEN HEELS
Jenner's heels look absolutely torturous, which makes perfect sense in punctuating such a bold ensemble. Laundry List's Women's Strappy Zipper Heel Pumps are just as strappy, but perhaps won't completely cut off the circulation to your feet.
5. AN IPHONE
Because if anyone thinks that Kendalls's look is complete without the obligatory selfie courtesy of a handy iPhone 5s, they're simply fooling themselves.
Images: Pia Pauro RS77 Embroidered Maxi With Slits,$231, revolveclothing.com; Wiss 8.5" Household Scissors, $8.75, walmart.com; Hollywood Fashion Secrets Fashion Tape Tin, $9.99, bedbathandbeyond; Laundry List Women's Strappy Zipper Heel Pump, $18, walmart.com; iPhone 5s, $199, store.apple.com