Lorde Just Made Her First Public Appearance in 18 Months, and We Found the Exact Dress She Wore

Tess Garcia
·2 min read

Beyond a heartbreaking letter to fans explaining the delay of her album, we haven’t seen any sign of Lorde since March 2019, when she was spotted out and about with her rumored boyfriend, Universal Music executive Justin Warren. That is, until yesterday — the duo was just seen in Lorde’s hometown of Auckland, New Zealand, and we found the exact dress she wore for the occasion.

The songstress offset the dainty detailing of the Alba midi dress from Réalisation Par with a pair of chunky Nike tennis shoes, a baseball hat, and a gray sweatshirt tied casually around her waist. The outfit choice comes as no surprise, as she’s also been seen wearing the brand’s viral Alexandra dress. And she’s far from its only famous fan, with a host of celebs like Emily Ratajkowski and Margot Robbie having donned Réalisation Par’s minimalist frocks at one point or another.

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Lorde wore the Alba in the black and red Rosalita print, which is currently available for pre-order with an expected shipping date of November 12. However, it’s also available in five other striking patterns including White Strawberry, the playful polka dot Rossa, and a dark paisley called Dazed Noir, all of which can be added to cart right away. If you’re not in the same balmy hemisphere as the “Royals” singer, consider layering the dress on top of your favorite fitted turtleneck for a seasonally appropriate look that still serves serious Melodrama vibes.

Clothes tend to sell out once they’ve been associated with a pop star’s triumphant return to the public eye, so pre-order this dress now if you want to be certain you won’t lose out. One thing’s for sure: There’s no way it’ll still be in stock by the time Lorde’s third album arrives.