Peter Pilotto dresses seem to be popping up more and more on the RC and we’re trying really, really hard to remember how much we bitched about ladystars wearing boring, colorless dresses and not taking any risks.
Taylor Schilling attends “The Lucky One” European Premiere in London in a Peter Pilotto dress. Clutch by Hunting Season. Shoes by Rupert Sanderson. Jewelry by Van Cleef & Arpels.
Peter Pilotto Spring 2012 Collection/Model: Janice Alida
And before we type another word, we will say that we really do appreciate anyone who takes the risk of wearing a dress like this for a public appearance. It’s refreshing after years of neutral colors and folded-napkin cocktail dresses. Having said that, there’s a point at which a dress’s attempt to be interesting tips over into being visually distracting and a bit overwhelming. We look at this and think that if maybe a couple elements were removed – say, one or two colors, or the zipper – or if perhaps the top or the bottom could be a simple, solid fabric instead of this weird (but kinda cool) webbing that looks like it would make a really fabulous lawn chair. It’s just all a bit too much, but we’re loathe to say that we don’t like it.
But take heart, fair minions, because there are a few things here about which we have firm opinions. We hate the sleeves and the way they make her shoulders look small. We think the hair and makeup are underdone. And we think the shoes don’t really go with the dress, even though they’re pretty nice shoes.
IN! Don’t be so narrow-minded! It’s bold, colorful, and different!
OUT! What is this I don’t even
Emma Watson’s attempt to look like she just don’t care was met with vigorous debate and in the end, the minions voted her IN.
[Photo Credit: Solarpix/PR Photos, elle.com]