IN or OUT: Nicole Kidman in L’Wren Scott

Posted on October 04, 2012

We totally dig L’Wren Scott’s aesthetic, which can best be described as “ladylike, with a rocker chick twist.” And we totally dig this dress:

 

Nicole Kidman attends Gala Tribute in her honor during the 50th annual New York Film Festival at Lincoln Center in New York City wearing a L’Wren Scott dress and shoes paired with a Fred Leighton bracelet.

L’Wren Scott Spring 2013 Collection

But we’re not entirely convinced it’s working on Nicole. Here’s the thing about her: she’s obviously a very beautiful woman, but she has to be careful not to style herself to look too severe. The key word for her stylists should be “soft.” We like this dress in a general sense; the color and the texture are fabulous and the silhouette looks great. But that neckline, those 3/4 length sleeves, and that below-the-knee hem length are too much “lady-like” for one dress. Any one of these elements would have been fine on their own, and maybe even two of them would have worked, but all three in combination just age the look up and makes her look a little severe. The matchy red lipstick and over-penciled brows aren’t helping.

Don’t even get us started on the matchy shoes, although they are a gorgeous pair.

 

 

Vote Now!

 

IN! Striking and gorgeous!

 

OUT! Severe and matronly!

Rashida Jones’ “secretary on acid” look did not enchant the Bitter Kittens, who voted it OUT.

 

BONUS: Just because we think she looks incredible:

Nicole Kidman covers Who magazine‘s 20th anniversary issue.

Now, we ask you: WHY would she cover up those fabulous legs?

“Soft,” Nicole. Flowy. Windblown. That’s your look, hon.

 

[Photo Credit: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images, style.com, lifestyle.yahoo.com]

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