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When it comes to adding flourish to your wardrobe, you’re one to pile it on. But last week’s black-tie episode had your bejeweled stilettos catching the hem of your beaded, floor-length gown, sending you crashing into the auctioneer.

Quel horreur.

Take simpler cues from Danish-born, London-based designer Louise Amstrup, who has trained under the likes of Alexander McQueen. Her couture-inspired spring line (available only in Boston) combines sharp tailoring with whimsical touches of embellishment.

Her signature suit pairs a fluted jacket with a zipper-detailed pencil skirt. The white flowered collar blouse and silky tank dress in fuchsia or blue are ultra feminine, while one bustier number features voluminous folds on the hips.

Consider adding some pieces to your arsenal.

Before you go embarrassing yourself again.

Available at Stil, The Mall at Chestnut Hill, 199 Boylston Street, Chestnut Hill (617-527-7845 or stilinc.com). To see styles, go to louise-amstrup.com.

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800 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02199