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Ten Well Dressed Women: Tina Alster

Ten women share their fashion advice, their places to shop—and their fashion disasters. Use the next button to see all of our ten well-dressed women.

Photograph by Matthew Worden

Tina Alster, 47

Dermatologist and director, Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery

How would you describe your style?

Modern. I take clothes that look good on me and give them an up-to-date twist.

Where do you like to shop?

I shop when I’m in Chicago, New York, Paris, or Montreal. In Washington, I go to Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, and Carol Mitchell in Tysons Galleria.

What outfit always makes you feel fabulous?

A Courrèges black-and-white suit that I can pair with any number of black skirts. I’m often with a lot of doctors, and when I wear it I stand out in the crowd. I also love Lanvin and Louis Vuitton suits.

What was your worst fashion disaster?

Buying very expensive patent-leather boots with Velcro closings from Louis Vuitton last year. They look like ski boots. Whenever I put them on, my husband rolled his eyes. I wore them only a handful of times.

What’s the best fashion advice you’ve ever received?

Find out what you look good in and stick to it.


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