The inaugural fashion parade continues, darlings. Since she’s an entertainer, we’re happy to put this one up to a vote.
Jay-Z (in Tom Ford) and Beyonce arrive at the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. Beyonce is wearing a coat by Christian Dior.
Beyonce performs the National Anthem during the public ceremonial inauguration for U.S. President Barack Obama on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. Beyonce is wearing an Emilio Pucci black velvet and chiffon beaded cutout long-sleeved gown from the Pre-Fall 2013 collection accessorized with Lorraine Schwartz emerald earrings.
Emilio Pucci Pre-Fall 2013 Collection/Model: Nadja Bender
Our thoughts: Totally wrong for the occasion and venue. This is clearly a dress for the evening and not for a daytime appearance. Besides, “slinky” just feels wrong for an event like this. Better if she’d gone with something boldly colored and classically tailored and saved this for the next Grammys or something. Don’t get us wrong; she doesn’t look bad at all. But we’re big proponents of the “know your venue” rule for dressing, and on that front, this fails completely. Sorry, Bey. Also: they should’ve turned your mike up a bit. Gorgeous earrings, though. And hey, Jay-Z is dressed pretty much perfectly for the event. But no, we can’t sign off on this one.
IN! She brought some glamour to the proceedings and that’s enough for me!
OUT! Too showy and slinky for such an event!
The Bitter Kittens were not so bitter when it came to Scarlet Johansson’s opening night getup because they voted it IN.
[Photo Credit: Getty, style.com]