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Ashley Benson brought a slick take to all-black dressing while 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 black knee-length Versace dress. The sleek number featured a slim fit with gold Medusa medallion-accented straps, as well as bodice cutouts trimmed in multicolored printed silk that created a bra-top-like effect. Finishing Benson’s outfit was the Italian brand’s black leather La Medusa handbag, as well as a gold cocktail ring and hoop earrings.
When it came to footwear, the “Private Property” star continued her all-black storyline with a set of towering Versace sandals. Her $1,125 style featured black leather uppers with squared toes, complete with three thin upper straps and closed counters. Giving the set a sharp twist were matte black Medusa-accented safety pins on each ankle strap. Benson’s style was complete with lacquered slanted stiletto heels totaling 4.25 inches in height, giving her monochrome outfit a sleek height boost.
Stiletto-heeled sandals like Benson’s are a top trend within the high-heel renaissance, thanks to their supportive upper straps and sleek silhouettes. Pairs in neutral leather and suede tones are the most popular for their versatility, as seen in new collections by Schutz, Sam Edelman and Gianvito Rossi.
When it comes to footwear, Benson often goes for daring and height-boosting styles. The “Spring Breakers” actress frequently wears black boots and loafers in platform, lug-sole, Western and combat silhouettes — to name just a few — from a range of brands, including Vagabond Shoemakers, AGL, Dr. Martens and Rag & Bone. Her off-duty wardrobe also features low and high-top sneakers from Saint Laurent, Converse and Nike, as well as J/Slides slides. On the red carpet, Benson often opts for similarly dark or metallic pointed-toe pumps and sandals by top labels including Laurent, Manolo Blahnik and Alevi Milano.
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