Certain wardrobe staples pair more seamlessly than others. A leather jacket, for example, is the ideal layering piece to throw on over any LBD, especially when you're looking to add a bit of edge to your overall look. And while the more rugged jacket also works with a sleek, feminine satin dress, there's another outerwear staple that better complements the elegance of said slinky frock. Enter, Angelina Jolie's black coat: the perfect addition to your favorite silky dress.
On Nov. 23, the 43-year-old was photographed leaving the British Film Institute on London’s Southbank after attending the Fighting Stigma through Film Festival, an event dedicated to raising awareness for the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative. For the occasion, Jolie wore a simple two-piece outfit combo that was right in line with her signature style — one that's equal parts smart, effortless, and elegant.
Jolie's perfect nighttime look consisted of just a few staples, including a silky white Ralph and Russo wrap dress, which features three-quarter sleeves, a plunging shawl collar, and a high slit. The actor wore the glossy, draped frock with a pretty lace-trim underlay, a piece that added just the right amount of texture and contrasted the smooth, silky fabric of the dress.
To combat London's cool temperature, Jolie topped off her look with the ultimate layering essential: the 'Manuela' Camel Hair Coat from Max Mara. The outerwear staple, which features a convertible collar, a sophisticated wrap-style front, and a coordinating waist belt, was a great addition to her silk dress, namely because it provided much-needed coverage (and warmth) without fully covering up the base layer of her look.
The actor's shiny locks were loose and flowy, and her makeup was simple and understated. A dark-red lip added a welcomed pop of color, while her pointy metallic pumps offered up some shine and glamour.
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It's no secret that silky slip dresses gained a lot of momentum over the last few seasons — they're easy to wear, versatile, and look effortlessly elegant. And while the '90s piece may not immediately be associated with cold-weather style, Jolie's ensemble proves it's just as much a winter staple. All you'll need is a few additional layers to make your slip dress work come wintertime.
A classic wrap coat is always a great go-to, thanks to its simple yet modern silhouette and elegant design. What's more, the market is chock-full of wrap coats, so you'll have no problem finding one that meets your needs in terms of cut and color. Ahead, shop The Zoe Report's roundup of wrap coats that are certain to pair exceptionally well with your silk dress this winter.
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The Row is known for creating modern wardrobe staples that withstand time and trends. This coat, which has a long, loose fit, as well as belt detailing, is the perfect example. While it comes with a hefty price tag, just know you'll wear this piece for years to come. Bonus: It even comes with an accompanying scarf.