Charlize Theron strikes a confident pose – and she should. The actress looks amazing in a black skirt, white top outfit from the Christian Dior Pre-Fall 2020 collection. Charlize Theron, who was nominated for lead actress in Bombshell, attended the Oscars Nominees Luncheon in Hollywood. The jewelry she wore includes diamond tennis necklaces and diamond stud earrings by Tiffany & Co. The look is classic and chic – vintage inspired yet modern. Read on for outfit ID info, style inspo and to get the look for less.
The style is Audrey Hepburn-esque with the look of lilting, quick elegance. The black skirt white top outfit is reminiscent of the elfin, sprite lightness of Audrey Hepburn. The pixie haircut and the splash of color that the red lipstick provides, adds to the ethereal quality of the look.
The belted A-line skirt with side pockets and button front, worn with a white button-down top with short cuffed sleeves, is distinctive while remaining classic. The styling choices of a diamond tennis necklaces, diamond stud earrings, clutch purse and ankle strap pumps elevate the look to casual-dressy. The perfect balance for a fancy luncheon!
Further on, at the end of this post, I’ve added some ‘style musings’ in the form of black skirt white top ideas inspired by the Dior ensemble worn by Charlize Thereon. Included are accessories and jewelry inspired by her ensemble to style the proposed skirt outfits. (Update: I’ve written a related post for more style options – Black Skirt White Top Easy Outfits.)
While some fashion commentators do not like the sleeve of this Dior white top, I disagree. The structured short kimono like sleeve is a little different in a good way. While you may quibble about the fit of the white top on Charlize Theron, the slight bit of structure goes well with the skirt volume.
I will concede that a sleeve with a little less volume or a better fit might have improved the look of this black skirt white top outfit. The fit of the white shirt on the model wearing the same Christian Dior skirt and top is better (pictured below). The line of the shirt sleeve is smooth – the model’s shoulders do not create bumps that interrupt the line of the sleeves.
But the accessories are spot on. Charlize Theron styled the look with a Christian Dior Oblique Saddle Clutch and with necklaces and earrings from Tiffany & Co. The shoes look very much like these black satin ankle strap Christian Dior Pumps in the image below.
Audrey Hepburn Style
Photos to illustrate how the outfit Charlize Theron wore to the Oscars nominees luncheon is reminiscent of Audrey Hepburn’s cinema style. Key elements – white button-down top with rolled sleeves, belted A-line skirt and strappy shoes.
Another of Audrey Hepburn’s LBD looks – a cap sleeve, A-line black dress. The Dior black skirt has the silhouette of this little black dress. The structured, cuffed short sleeves of the Dior white top are like exaggerated cap sleeves.
Get the Look, The Look for Less
There is an abundance of commentary on this Dior outfit so I’ve added something more – interesting black skirts and white tops and accessories to get the look for less or to just browse or ‘window shop’ style ideas. My take on styling similar skirt outfits – a curated selection of quality tops, skirts, accessories and jewelry at price points less than Charlize Theron’s black skirt white top outfit.
Crisp, classic button-down white tops with short, cuffed sleeve detail.
A-line, flared skirts look feminine, chic and classic for casual wear, the office or for dressier outfits.
The Mara Hoffman Tulay Skirt has side pockets and belt loops (similar to the Dior skirt which has side pockets and a belt) and is available at Amazon Prime. Sizes available at Amazon are 00, 0, 2, 4 and 6. Larger sizes 8-20 are also available at MaraHoffman.com. The photo above gives you an idea how the skirt would look paired with a belt and white top. (See some of the belts I chose for a belted black skirt outfit further down in the post.)
Mara Hoffman Tulay Skirt
VICOLO Black Skirt
Another option that doesn’t have pockets but does include a belt for a belted skirt look. The fabric in this black skirt is viscose with a raised brocade-like, crisscross pattern. This black skirt with a subtle pattern would look very chic with a classic, white button-down top.
Accessories to Style the Black Skirt, White Top Outfit
Shoes: Ankle Strap Pumps, Sandals and Mules
Everybody knows a stylish belt can take an outfit from being just okay to chic or stylish in an instant! For example, the photo of the Mara Hoffman Tulay Skirt worn with a statement belt raises the style points for this black skirt white top outfit. There are a few options for statement belts included in this post (pictured below).
The first four belts listed are belts with round and rectangular buckles – bold buckles or buckles with a simple but elegant design. The last two cinch waist belts have a retro/vintage look similar to the belt Charlize Theron wore with her skirt outfit. Cinch waist belts will define your waist and can give you a more hourglass look.
Diamond Tennis Necklace & Diamond Stud Earrings
The specific Tiffany tennis necklace and diamond stud earrings aren’t ID’ed but the Tiffany Victoria Graduated Line Necklace in the necklace image is available at Tiffany & Co. at the time of publication. It is a 16″ platinum with marquise diamonds, carat total weight 0.21.
Some options in similar earrings style available at Tiffany & Co. – diamonds in platinum solitaire stud earrings, carat total weight 0.40 and Tiffany Soleste diamond and platinum earrings, center diamond carat total weight 0.28 and surrounding diamonds carat total weight 0.06.
Diamonds for Less
Sterling Silver Byzantine Necklace and Earrings
An option that is a bit less blingy for a chic but more muted look – gorgeous byzantine sterling silver necklace and earrings
Update: Be sure to check out the follow-up post on Charlize Theron’s skirt outfit linked below.