KY: The key is to think matte on top as shiny materials make your boobs look bigger. And also a gathered waist. Bringing the waist in is a good alternative to showing off your body without doing a low-V.
Q: What is the most flattering length?
KY: Tea length is great, hitting at the thinnest point of the leg just before the calf extends.
Q: What are your thoughts on platform shoes?
KY: I use them if the dress is long. I don’t like it if the heel is skinny: It has to be a stacked '70s heel with a platform.
Q: Locally, women my age seem to be so casual. How can I dress for evening and be dressed up but not completely stand out?
KY: Jewelry. If everyone is wearing jeans and a top to go out, a major necklace can take things to the next level without feeling ridiculous. Also a little sparkly handbag.
Q: Would you suggest investing in one expensive evening gown or buying several more affordable dresses?
KY: It really depends on your personality. If you want to be the woman in THAT dress and you’re confident you can style it differently a hundred times with hair and jewelry then invest in one gown. If you don’t have the jewelry or would be overwhelmed by the styling then invest in several.
LSD: When you have one dress, you actually get better at styling it every time. I invest in evening bags to switch things up—that’s my crack. If it’s a small, sparkly, inconvenient bag that won’t fit anything in it, then I love it. It’s my go-to.