Nina Dobrev's Dior Show Look Was Equal Parts Romantic & Edgy

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It's one of the most anticipated events of fashion month: The Dior show hit Paris Fashion Week on Sept 24., and it left a lasting impact that's going to be talked about for, well, quite some time. Dior Creative Director, Maria Grazia Chiuri, seemed to draw inspiration from an issue that's as relevant as ever: climate change and mother nature. On the runway, models decked out in iterations of florals made a splash, and while the outfits of those sitting front row were quite varied, florals of all sort and stark black proved to be the most popular style direction. Nina Dobrev's Dior Spring/Summer 2020 show look combined the two with utter ease.

You can always expect the best of the best to turn out for the annual Dior show — and this year was no different. Jennifer Lawrence sat next to Julianna Moore (bestie goals, no?), and as per usual, both looked stunning with a capital S. Karlie Kloss was a vision in all-black, and Dobrev arrived in an inky getup that was as edgy as it was romantic — a style juxtaposition the French fashion house has truly perfected over the years.

Dobrev's posed for the cameras prior to heading into the show, giving the fashion obsessed a close-up look at what's easily one of her best fashion-week ensembles — ever. The hero piece? A buttery, black midi dress, likely from Dior, that buttons up the front and features a bold, braided waist belt with a gold statement buckle. But the one facet of the frock that simply can't go unmentioned? The dress' romantic floral embroidery, which perfectly contrasted the edginess of the leather composition.

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Dobrev completed her Dior show look with, you guessed it, a pair of Dior kitten heels, dubbed the Teddy-D pump, which feature cool criss-cross adjustable straps and perforation throughout. A black Dior clutch rounded out the actor's front-row getup.

All-over leather outfits are an absolute must-try trend, but the Matrix-y look can feel too edgy for some. The solution? Make like Dobrev and opt for a buttery staple that's designed in a more elegant silhouette (like a dress) or go with a piece with romantic detailing (read: lace overlay, floral embroidery, more of the like).

Though Dobrev's exact dress isn't currently available, the market is chock-full of equally edgy yet romantic finds. Shop The Zoe Report's favorites, below.

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