There were so many beautiful dresses this year! Are you ready?
First, we have the gorgeous Claire Danes in J. Mendel. I love the simple design and black and white is always classic. The black beaded meshy stuff on the sleeve that wrap around to the back just MADE this dress. Gorgeous! Second, Evan Rachel Wood in Gucci. this gown is very unusual. The bottom is adorned in real feathers and the top is sequined and beaded, but the design is simple. I adore this dress! Zooey Deschanel in Prada. I love the green and black together. The design is simple, but stunning and the green looks fabulous with her dark hair and fair complexion. Sadly Zooey is on many people's worst dressed list for this dress, but I love it! Also, many people could take lessons from her on color choice, but we'll talk more about that later. Next, we have Viola Davis, whom I adored in The Help. Love her! Her dress is a gretian style Prada number and I love that it's not the usual white. It's a lovely shade with her skin tone and I love her hair and makeup too. Just beautiful!
Jessica Alba in Gucci. The lavender color looks so pretty with her skintone. It's a very flattering but simple cut and I love the beaded lace. Mary J. Blige in Michael Kors. While I don't LOVE the color, I do love the cut of the top. It's very flattering and shows off her pretty arms and shoulders.
Oh my gracious! Stacy Kiebler looked GORGEOUS in this Valentino gown. The cut and color of this gown were perfect for her tall skinny self. So pretty! And, she was with her beau, George Clooney, so I'm not sure which of them would be considered the arm candy.
Ok. Now that we are done with the beautiful gowns, I think it's only fair to cover the ones that were not my favorites.
Let's talk color people. Remember back in the 80's when everyone went to Mary-Kay and BeautiControl parties and got color coded? I was an autumn. I learned that army green is a great color for me, however, fuschia makes me look like I'm a corpse. So, maybe some of the stuff from the 80's is a little outdated (I'm still waiting for the Madonna look from Borderline to come back in), but maybe we should pay attention to which colors are flattering for our skintone and hair, ya know?
Example number one, Tilda Swinton. She is always drawn to very asymmetrical gowns, which I personally don't like, but even worse is her color selection. Or, maybe I should say LACK of color selection. Lesson number one in color, if you are pasty white, don't wear white, especially if your hair is such a light color. I will admit that this is more color than the white number she wore last year so at least it's a step in the right direction. Maybe next year she'll get really bold and wear lavender, but I won't hold my breath. The second example, different dress, same story. I can't tell where she stops and the dress starts. It's almost the same color as she is. Not good! Not even to mention that the cut is not very flattering. It kind of reminds me of an outfite my mamaw (grandmother) wore when I was about ten, but it was double knit polyester. Yikes! But in her defense, it was the fabric of the 70's.
Jessica Biel's dress had a bit too much lace for me. It looked too much like a wedding gown. Hmmmm, I wonder if she's trying out gowns for her rumored wedding to Justin Timberlake? Elle McPherson's dress would be okay, but it looks as if it has little wings coming off of the top of the bodice. What is that all about? Weird! Sarah Michelle Gellar, why? Why would you wear a tie-dye dress to a formal event? She told E! that she let her two year old daughter pick her dress. REALLY? My five year old wore all of her Mardi Gras beads to school with her fleece hoodie and pants the other day. I would NEVER let her pick my dress for an event. I think she could should give Rachel Zoe a call next time.
One more thing...
These dresses are very pretty and I love the color on both. The cut is lovely, but I think I'll close this post with a prayer.
Dear Lord, thank so much for the invention of double stick tape. Now, women are able to wear gowns that barely cover them and are now safe from side boob spillage and wardrobe malfunctions. In Jesus name, Amen.