We wanted to like this for being simple and understated, but try as we might, we just can’t.
Toni Collette attends Ralph Lauren Presents Exclusive Screening Of Hitchcock’s “To Catch A Thief” Celebrating The Princess Grace Foundation in New York City.
First, it’s just a mass of blackness in pictures. We find ourselves wishing for a thin metallic belt or a pendant – anything to provide the slightest bit of contrast. She’s little more than a black hole shaped like Toni Colette.
Second, we’re really not loving the silhouette, either with the jacket or without it. With the jacket, she’s shapeless; without the jacket, the shape isn’t all that flattering.
Third, that clutch looks like something to keep your curlers in and those shoes are too heavy and focus-pulling for a look that’s already way too heavy.
Fourth: It’s a turtleneck dress. We can’t. Hate us if you must, but we think turtlenecks only really work about 10% of the time they’re deployed and most of that percentage comprises people in ski lodges with unusually long necks and well-defined jaw lines. There. We said it.
Likelihood that the comments section will be turned over entirely to a debate on turtlenecks? Magic 8-ball says “Most definitely.” Just remember, if they were pretty or graceful, someone would’ve come up with something better than a turtle to compare it to. Just sayin’. You don’t see anyone naming style elements after armadillos or naked mole rats, do you? Boom. Logic bomb.
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