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Priyanka Chopra’s Blue-Suede Dress Is The Perfect Alternative To Your LBD

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No closet is complete without a trusty little black dress. You know the one I'm talking about — it goes with every pair of shoes you own, works for any occasion, and most importantly, it's always there when you need a quick outfit option. While you may never be ready to fully part with your LBD, Priyanka Chopra's blue-suede dress could be the inspiration you've been looking for to mix things up.

Chopra attended the God's Love We Deliver Golden Heart Awards in New York City on Oct. 16 in what's about to be your new favorite fabric. The actress opted for a unique red-carpet look by wearing a suede button-down trench dress in a pale-blue shade from Michael Kors' Spring '19 collection. Chopra added metallic accessories, including a miniature gold pouch and criss-cross gladiator pumps.

Chopra, never one to forget the importance of jewelry, combined a diamond-encrusted body chain with matching earrings, and of course, her gorgeous engagement ring from fiancé Nick Jonas. She complimented the midi dress with a subtle, steel-blue smoky eye, glossy lips, and radiant skin. To finish off the sophisticated evening look, she pulled her hair into a bun and added a bit of volume at the crown of her head.

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Chopra has proven to be a loyal fan of bright colors and bold fabrics, no matter the season. The 36-year-old was recently photographed in a red, monochrome outfit, featuring an asymmetrical, leather wrap skirt and a silky blouse. Chopra likely got the idea for the all-red combination from Akris, after the designer debuted it on the runway during Paris Fashion Week.

If you haven't already been convinced to ditch your LBD for something with a little more pizazz — even temporarily — you're about to be. Not only is blue suede a perfect option when it comes to veering away from the norm, it's also completely practical as the weather gets colder. The rich, thick material will keep you warm when traveling to and from your nighttime events.

Maybe you're not totally ready to commit to the trend in full Chopra fashion. Luckily, there are plenty of blue-suede pieces on the market right now, ranging from understated to bold. Start with a crossbody bag, moto jacket, or even blue-suede shoes (here's to you, Elvis). Ahead, shop The Zoe Reports favorite pieces to experiment with the trend this season.

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Desmond Sweetheart-Neck Fit-And-Flare Suede Dress

$597

Alice + Olivia

This fitted mini dress features a sweetheart neckline and a flowing hem. It's the ultimate alternative to your little black dress, and it pairs perfectly with black pumps, a jewel-toned clutch, and delicate jewelry.

Suede Moto Jacket

$198

BLANKNYC

Throw this bold jacket over a white tee, black trousers, and patent-leather booties.

Convertible Mini Mox Bag

$295

VereVerto

Use this statement piece as a crossbody, or remove the strap and carry it as a clutch.

Gianvito 85 Point-Toe Suede Pumps

$675

Gianvito Rossi

Wear these icy-blue pumps to work with leather pants, a white button-down, and a warm, wool coat.

Skyview Suede Trench Coat

$139

Blue District

This pale-blue trench is a great way to incorporate a spring color on a freezing, cold day.

Ballerimu 10 Light Blue Suede Mule Flats

$695

Manolo Blahnik

You'll love this interesting take on ballet flats (from Carrie Bradshaw's favorite designer label, no less).