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“In this dress, I instantly feel elegant, very feminine, and powerful.”
—Aya-Nikole Cook, 36; Yoga instructor, Evanston
Cotton and silk dress, $3,995, and suede belt, $595, Burberry, 540 N. Michigan Ave. Felt clutch, $695, Tory Burch, 45 E. Oak St. Jennifer Myer Jewelry 18-karat gold bangle, $1,650, and 18-karat gold cuff, $6,800, Barneys New York, 15 E. Oak St. Merino tights, $68, Wolford, 54 E. Oak St. Calfskin booties, $895, Burberry.
From left: Christopher Kane, Nina Ricci, and Peter Pilotto
Cotton SKIRT, $80, Topshop, 830 N. Michigan Ave.
Silk DRESS, $568, Marc by Marc Jacobs, 1714 N. Damen Ave.
Embroidered suede BOOTS, $1,895, Jimmy Choo, 63 E. Oak St.
Photography: (Cook) Taylor Castle, (dress) Jeff Harris; (all others) courtesy of vendors; Styling: (dress) Anne Wlaysexski-Russo For R.J. Bennett Represents