We’re way past over the D&G lace widow’s dress thing, but this is so far outside Miss Lea’s normal style that we really had to stop and take it all in .
Lea Michele attends 2013 L’Oreal Paris’ Women of Worth event in New York City in a Dolce&Gabbana dress paired with Christian Loboutin heels.
Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2013 Collection/Model: Sigrid Agren
First, we’re happy she’s not wearing some of the more literal “widow’s weeds” dresses from the house (i.e., the endless succession of black lace dresses) because it would just look way too morose and even self-indulgent considering her own personal loss this year. There’s nothing wrong with dressing like you’re in mourning if you’re actually in mourning, but we’d question any overt displays like that on a red carpet. It would come across unseemly to us. Second, we’re surprised at the extent to which this works for her. The beading goes a long way to make it look upbeat and a little youthful. The red is definitely her color and a perfect (if perhaps expected) choice for a December event. But that sleevelength does nothing for her and the hem length isn’t so great either. Bring the hem up to the knees and the sleeves up past the elbows and this would look fabulous on her.
Not that it looks bad now. It’s a head turner. But once our heads were turned, we started noticing the things that didn’t quite work. But that’s just us. Couple of bitches.
Makeup is nicely underplayed and we suppose we can accept the big honking braid.