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Ashley Benson put a clever twist on the all-black dressing at Thomas Ashbourne’s Margalicious Margarita dinner this weekend.
The “Pretty Little Liars” star posed with Vanessa Hudgens, Rosario Dawson and Paris Hilton at the event on Saturday, wearing a knee-length black Versace gown. The sleek number featured a slim fit with straps adorned with a gold Medusa medallion, as well as bodice cutouts edged in multicolored printed silk that created a bra-like effect. Benson’s outfit was completed with the Italian brand’s black leather La Medusa handbag, as well as a gold cocktail ring and hoop earrings.
As for footwear, the ‘Private Property’ star continued her all-black storyline with a set of chunky Versace sandals. His $1,125 style featured black leather uppers with square toes, with three thin upper straps and closed counters. Giving the whole thing a sharp edge, matte black Medusa accented safety pins on each ankle strap. Benson’s style was complete with lacquered slanted stilettos totaling 4.25 inches tall, giving her monochromatic outfit a stylish height boost.
Stiletto sandals like Benson’s are a major trend in the high heel renaissance, thanks to their supportive upper straps and sleek silhouettes. Pairs in neutral tones of leather and suede are the most popular for their versatility, as evidenced by new collections from Schutz, Sam Edelman and Gianvito Rossi.
When it comes to footwear, Benson often opts for bold and thought-provoking styles. The ‘Spring Breakers’ actress frequently wears black platform, lug-soled boots and loafers in western and combat silhouettes – to name a few – from a range of brands including Vagabond Shoemakers , AGL, Dr. Martens and Rag & Bone. His casual wardrobe also includes low-top and high-top sneakers from Saint Laurent, Converse and Nike, as well as J/Slides slides. On the red carpet, Benson often opts for similar dark or metallic pumps and pointed-toe sandals from top brands like Laurent, Manolo Blahnik and Alevi Milano.
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