I was bored this year. There were so many safe pretty dresses, while you have access to so many designers with such fascinating options. I dunno. I’ve done pageants so I am sort of over these dresses, but clearly these still hold appeal.
My favorites in no particular order.
Busy Phillips with Michelle Williams. I love the dress Busy is wearing with the yellow embroidery and matching clutch, fit is great, cleavage is sexy but not over done. I like the hair, the only thing I would change is lips – red would have been great. Don’t like the Victorian milkmaid thing Michelle Williams has going on though. 😦
Kerry Washington in Dolce & Gabbana. Midi dresses can be tough but she looks beautiful. Sheer but not tacky, love the lip and matching toenail color, to me this works. I do wish this thing at the waist was not put on. Lot of people disliked this dress but not me!
Naomi Harris in custom Armani. This almost looks like wired LED lights were wrapped around the dress but nevertheless, its an interesting texture, beautiful color, fit, silhouette and she is just stunning. Old school glamour.
Chrissy Teigen in Marchesa. I think NYT was insinuating that this was potentially a not so great dress but I absolutely disagree. This is a strong, beautiful and very feminine look. The shape is tricky, not for short girls, glad hair is up to further elongate the silhouette. Make up and jewelry are perfect. This totally rocks imho. (and ps! so glad she is no longer competing with Kardashians who can wear less clothes out in public.)
Last but not least Olivia Culpo. Another dress that drew a lot of criticism “she drowns in it”. Yes, the skirt is big but the fit is good, boobs look good. Very strong, Dolce&Gabbana-esque look, reminds me of Monica Bellucci a bit. She took a risk and if nothing else people will remember this dress over some chiffony boring prettyness.
On to my losers:
Natalie Portman has stolen Pat Atchul’s look from Southern Charm and dont think she can pull it off as well as Pat! She looks heavy, matronly and little out of it. Wait, is she pregnant? If so she gets a pass but she could have still rocked a different dress. Go for fitted when pregnant, so much better than covering it up.
All photos from people.com
I love SJP but this is SO bad in so many levels. Bad wedding gown with awful sleeves. I dont like this “shoulder hole” trend. Go off shoulder. And the hair – is that in memory of Carrie Fischer? But what absolutely confuses me is this eye makeup. She looks like she has been hypnotized or something, her eyes are rolling back. No, no, no.
There were others I didnt like but eh, enough of that for now.