There’s a germ of a good style idea here, but unfortunately, it never really comes together.
Lizzy Caplan attends the premiere of “The Campaign” in Los Angeles in a Dolce&Gabbana top and Rachel Zoe skirt. Wedge sandals also by Dolce&Gabbana. Clutch by Kotur.
We really like the idea of separates on the red carpet. And we like even more the idea of quirky young girlstars working that quirk for all its worth rather than agreeing to be shoved into a bandage dress or a gown or something else suitably unsuitable for her. We even like the idea of a cute pair of wedges on the RC. So we like the idea of this look without actually liking anything else about it. The pieces all look randomly chosen and don’t seem to have anything to do with each other, like she sprayed herself with something sticky and just twirled around in her closet. Belly skin is a huge no on the red carpet in 99 out of 100 instances. In this case, it makes a quirky, slightly casual (in Dolce & Gabbana, to be fair) outfit look a little sloppy and trashy. Besides, the top just doesn’t belong on the red carpet. It’s adorable, but we’d rather see her pair it with some jeans and get her picture taken on a Starbucks run or something. The shoes don’t go with anything and neither does the clutch. Basically, keep the skirt and start over again. Also: even casual, quirky red carpet looks require a little styling north of the neck. We don’t mind the clean face, but if your pre-RC hairstyling routine consists of nothing more than flicking it behind your ears, honey …we need to TALK.
IN! Disagree! Quirky girls REPRESENT.
OUT! Agree! Random outfit is random!
Some kittens rallied to defend Anna Kendrick’s wrapping paper dress, but the vote ultimately came down to OUT.
[Photo Credit: David Gabber, Emiley Schweich, Izumi Hasegawa, Richard Shotwell/PR Photos]