Q: Help! Where can I find the red-haute jumpsuit Anika Calhoun wore on the Empire finale last night? – Wannabe Boo Boo Kitty
A: Dear Boo Two,
That jumpsuit was a great look for Anika (played by Grace Gealey)! The simplicity was amplified by the color, which denotes power and passion – perfect for the Empire’s scorned, scheming debutante. Find a similar one via BCBG Max Azria for yourself in store or online at Saks Fifth Avenue! The “Rosanna” Cutout Jumpsuit ($298; available in Red Berry and Black) features princess seaming and darts to give it shape, on-trend wide legs and strategic cutouts for sex appeal. For a precise fit – the bust line and back strap should fit “just so” – take it to your tailor. As the silhouette adds plenty of drama, keep your shoes simple (a la Anika’s nude pump). And to take it from day to dinner, simply add a structured blazer or moto jacket! I’ve shared my love of chic jumpsuits before; they are so easy to wear with a statement necklace or cuff!
Were you on the edge of your seat during Empire’s two-hour finale too? Wowsers! The Dynasty-esque catfight viewers have been waiting for all season went down (and while we absolutely don’t condone violence, here’s a look at the jumpsuit in question).
Happy shopping! – Alexis
Grace Gealey via Fox, jumpsuit images via BCBG.com, GIF via TrendyGif.net