All right, we admit up front that this look isn’t perfect:
Leighton Meester attends the premiere “The Oranges” during the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival in an Alexander McQueen dress.
Alexander McQueen Resort 2012 Collection/Model: Josefien Rodermans
But considering the tacky and occasionally slutty looks she was known for wearing on red carpets for the longest time, this is a MAJOR step in her ongoing process of learning how to dress. We’ll admit the following things aren’t quite right:
The belt (You could hang a couple hammers and wrenches off that thing).
The shoes (Payless).
The too-long top and too-long skirt.
Possibly the hair.
Honky-tonk purple eyeshadow.
BUT we don’t cringe and say “Oooooh, sweetie. Let’s get you out of that thing immediately and into something fabulous” at the sight of her like we so often do. And despite the complaints we have, we think she looks fresh and demure, which are not two words we ever would have thought to use about her style as recently as a year or two ago. You WERQ that re-virginated look, girl!
But just remember, Leighton: we only consider this a positive step in the right direction; not the final destination. Continue your studies and keep trying.
[Photo Credit: INF Events, elle.com]