Padma Lakshmi is arguably the sexiest woman in the food industry as the most recognizable face on Top Chef, with her signature kick out phrase, “pack your knives and go”. Most men (and some women) dream of hearing that phrase (or similar) from her, and many women want to be her. From her command of the industry to her beauty and grace, and the fantastic looks she always gets to wear on the show, it looks like a charmed life.
The foodnista was spotted in Lower Manhattan wearing a sweetheart denim pencil dress buttoned top-to-bottom. She complemented the casual dress with ankle strap sandals with a short chunky heel (so much better for walking in NYC than a high heel), an orange fringe bag, and oversize shades.
Dress: Veronica Beard
I’m pretty sure she turned almost every head within a 3-block radius with this simple, yet very effective outfit. The pencil shape accentuated her curves, enhanced by the seam stitching following an hourglass shape. Get it, Padma! I also love the fact that the cut relaxes a bit at the bottom, allowing for easier walking. I hate when a dress is designed to look fabulous, but it’s absolutely non-functioning and unrealistic. This is the best of both worlds; totally 10-worthy but still able to strut – an absolute necessity!
I found several pieces to shop from to get a similar look to Padma’s, both high and low.