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Kate Upton Gives Her Little Black Dress a Glam Upgrade in Sky-High Leather Sandals

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Kate Upton gave the classic little black dress a glam upgrade for her weekend look.

Taking to Instagram to show off her outfit of the day on Sunday, the Sports Illustrated Swim star opted for a V-neck black dress complete with a satin finish and a wrapped silhouette. Upton then elevated the look further with oversize hoop earrings and towering sandals.

The stiletto-heeled shoe featured slick leather uppers and a securing hold across the ankle and toes.

Last month, Upton celebrated Easter in a more casual dress style, ringing in the festivities with her husband Justin Verlander and their daughter Genevieve.

Together, the family showed off their individual style in a tropical setting. The model herself went casual chic in a puff-sleeve sundress, complete with a green and white gingham print and a ruffled trim.

She matched the bold design to classic white sneakers for a more dressed-down twist, a trend that is about to be everywhere this spring. Matching dresses with relaxed footwear is the epitome of 2021 styling — a combination of whimsical desires for fancy attire balanced with ever-growing trends of athleisure and lower heels in footwear.

Puff sleeve silhouettes are also making a comeback this season. Whether on a shirt or a sundress, the feminine design element could be found on the runways for likes of Louis Vuitton, Lanvin, Isabel Marant and Simone Rocha for spring ’21; the exaggerated sleeves also shone through on blazers and coats, offering a timelessly chic and effortlessly bold finish to all looks.

Upton spent most of her days home with Verlander before the MLB season returned. The couple gave back by donating Verlander’s weekly paycheck to charitable organizations. Since announcing their plan in April 2020, the duo’s work included donating 25,000 masks to the Detroit Police Department and another 25,000 masks to Covenant House New York, in addition to working with the American Gold Star Mothers, a group composed of families who have lost a son or daughter during their service in the military.

On top of her philanthropic ways, Upton has had a successful multi-faceted career, serving as the face of Neiman Marcus, Express, Canada Goose and more. When it comes to premieres for her hit films like “The Other Woman” and “The Layover,” the 28-year-old star tends to favor designs from Alberta Ferretti, Please Don’t Buy by Twinset and Brock Collection, to name a few.

Go glam like Kate Upton in these sleek heels.

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Click through the gallery for more of Kate Upton’s street style evolution over the years.

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