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Rita Ora Defines a Little Black Dress in a Lace-Up Leather Number With Snakeskin Heels

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Rita Ora gave her take on a little black dress last night but it is not what typically comes to mind.

The “Voice Australia” judge shared a behind-the-scenes look at her time in Sydney, posing a standout black dress in the mix; the midi-length number featured a leather-paneled design held together by lace-up side design with an open appeal.

The monochrome coordination of Ora’s look continued with her choice of towering Christian Louboutin pumps. These heels, though, weren’t your classic design — in fact, they even came set atop an almost 5-inch galvanized nickel stiletto with a metal buckle at the back for an additional charm. The uppers are coated in snakeskin-embossed leather with a unique squared vamp contrasted the pointed-toe front.

You can shop the design, titled the Epic et Pointe silhouette, for $860 at Selfridges.

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Christian Louboutin Epic et Pointe pumps.
CREDIT: Courtesy of Selfridges

Throughout her time down under, Ora has continued to debut bold look after look. Earlier in March, for example, the “Phoenix” singer gave her take on one of spring’s biggest trends as she posed in a black and white blazer-style dress with satin lapels and a mini hem courtesy of Mônot; similar designs retail for $1,695 at Farfetch.

Ora in particular chose to layer her blazer dress over floral-adorned sheer tights and standout heels. The pointed-toe pumps included a gem-coated upper set atop a lifted stiletto base and a securing slingback strap.

Beyond her chart-topping music career, Ora also has appeared in campaigns for DKNY Fragrances, Roberto Cavalli and Rimmel London, and she serves as an ambassador for Escada and Thomas Sabo. Most recently, she was one of the few stars to attend Fendi’s in-person spring ’21 show during Milan Fashion Week.

And Ora’s experience with the footwear industry goes beyond chic street style. She has been a longtime Adidas partner and collaborated with Giuseppe Zanotti in January 2019 for an exclusive collection of shoes. This year, she also announced a partnership with German footwear retailer Deichmann. And if that wasn’t enough, this month the award-winning singer joined forces with ShoeDazzle again for a series of spring footwear styles that all retail for under $100. Coming with everything from thigh-high boots to trending utilitarian styles, the pairs can be found at ShoeDazzle.com with wallet-friendly price tags.

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Click through the gallery to find more of Rita Ora’s most memorable looks over the years.

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