Steal Her Style! Get Amal Clooney’s Professional Black Dress For Less

Every dress worn by Amal Clooney is considered a fashion moment, so what makes this fitted black frock worn by the human rights lawyer to a meeting at the UN any different? The wife of George Clooney recently stepped into a William Vintage Balenciaga wool dress for a United Nations Security Council meeting at UN headquarters in New York City on Wednesday, April 22. The silhouette fits her like a glove and the wooden buttons in the very same color as the dress itself did nothing to dissuade from its glam.

Discovered by William Vintage, the vintage clothing store in London, her Balenciaga haute couture black dress with an hourglass silhouette is from 1958. It’s amazing that the dress still looks so modern today.

Take it from Amal Clooney, if you’re going for a professional work look, a black dress is the perfect go-to and can easily transition to a night look without much fuss. Also, her beige suede pumps are spot on.  Or if you’d like to go a little bit sexy, we’ve got a few options for that, too! Here’s how to get Amal Clooney’s Professional Style For Less Read on…


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Amal Clooney Professional Black Dress Look For Less

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ASOS Design Linen Button Through Midi Dress, $60

With buttons down the front and a more revealing neckline, this black linen midi dress by ASOS is quite a steal. The sleeves are a bit more romantic, the buttons are more statement-making, and it’s definitely not too short. The dress is also available in plus, tall and petite sizes.

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H&M Dress with Collar, $34.99

While not as fitted as Amal’s Balenciaga wonder, this H&M dress with a collar is the perfect option for work or play. Sure it’s a bit more swingy and the buttons aren’t as pronounced, but doesn’t that make it less stiff, does it?

The Professional Leather Tote Bag

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Sole Society Zeda Faux Leather Tote, $49.95


Amal chose a Dior leather Bar Bag retailing at a whopping $4,800 and it’s sold out.  To get one that looks like it, shop at Nordstrom. This black faux leather tote by Sole Society retails for less than $50.

The Perfect Pumps

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Sam Edelman Hazel Pointy Toe Pump, $119.95

Amal’s Gianvito Rossi suede pumps run for a cool $670, but you can find similar ones that are just as stylish. These beige suede pointy toe pumps by Sam Edelan are only $119.

Sophisticated Sunglasses

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Target Women’s Square Tort Sunglasses – A New Day™ Brown, $14.99

Finish off you look with sophisticated star-style shades like Amal Clooney is wearing. Only you can loose this square shaped tortoise pair from Target because they are only $15. And for that reason, you will never loose them!

Style Tips to Get Amal Clooney’s Professional Look for Less

1. Shop vintage! Who would think that you can get such beautiful pieces like Amal’s black dress from a vintage store?  Yes, her dress is vintage couture but you may be able to find classic designer pieces at a resale shop. If the fit isn’t perfect, buy one larger and have it tailored.

2. Wear a dress with sleeves. Long or short, if you have sleeves on you can forgo a jacket and still be business (and United Nations Security Council) appropriate. A modest black dress can be worn from work to a wedding to a funeral. Everyone needs a black dress like this.

3. Elongate your look with nude heels. We adore Amal’s Gianvito Rossi beige suede pumps because they elongate her legs (even more) and don’t take away from the black dress. Suede adds a bit of soft texture to an all black look, too. And you can wear suede all year now. A black pair of pumps would look too clunky and simply not as chic for this look.

Does Amal Clooney inspire you to get her professional style? How would you style her dress?

– Simona Shemer

You may also like to read more of Simona’s celebrity style posts like Academy Awards 2019 Fashion: Best and Worst Dressed Celebrities and How To Do Rainy-Day Style Like The Celebrities.

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2 thoughts on “Steal Her Style! Get Amal Clooney’s Professional Black Dress For Less”

  1. Well, it’s no fair. That woman would look fabulous in a potato sack. I do like that the dress is vintage. Her figure is enviable. Her makeup just perfect. I don’t have a little black dress. I’ve got separates. Then again I don’t have to worry about appearing in front of the Security Council. But I do have the dark glasses. Does that count?


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