When we think of Kate Beckinsale’s style, we come up with … nothing. We’ve been doing this game long enough that we can usually come up with one or two words to describe the style of pretty much any female celebrity who’s been on a red carpet more than a dozen times in the last 5 years or so.
Except the tween stars. They all look like they were grown in a vat somewhere and since they’re all so disposable and interchangeable, and most of their careers so short-lived, we never make the effort to learn who they are. Sue us. We’re cold that way.
Anyway, Kate’s style. Nothing comes up on our internal monitors. And then we look at pictures like these and we realize why.
Kate Beckinsale attends the Warner Music Group 2014 Grammy celebration in Los Angeles, California in a Rubin Singer mini dress paired with a Salvatore Ferragamo clutch, Stuart Weitzman heels, and Broken English earrings.
It’s stale. That’s how her style can best be described. If you’d told us these pictures were from 2007, we’d have no reason to question it. It’s not a terrible dress, but there’s nothing at all modern about it or even notable about it. It almost seems designed to be as inoffensive as possible while showing off the maximum amount of skin. There’s no interest to the look except if you think she’s hot. But style? We’re not seeing any. She could seriously use a rethink. This is harsh, but we’d expect this look from a has-been or a desperately striving never-be. We don’t really have an opinion on her career but if she wants a better one, she should start dressing like it.
And that includes accessories and styling. Hair, makeup, shoes and lack of jewelry are all conspiring to make her as bland as possible.
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