This is gorgeous, but a little surprising.
It’s so matchy and flouncy and rich in color that we wouldn’t have pegged it as a possible Swinton dress had we seen it on its own. The fabric is beautiful, but we really can’t see how the shape works for her – or anyone, for that matter. It’s SO heavy-looking. And that’s another thing that surprises us. We didn’t think Tilda was the celebu-type to suffer through a too-heavy outfit at the wrong time of the year. That’s the move of someone trying to stay up on the latest trends, but she never struck us as the type. And the fit’s kind of weird. Then again, this is shaped so oddly that it’s hard to tell how it’s supposed to fit. Those knotted flounces are just awful and they pull the fabric in too many different directions.
And the powder blue shoes are so basic they make us cry a little. Tilda? You couldn’t go for, say a pale pink or something? It still would’ve been matchy, but not so obviously.
Normally, when Tilda wears something we don’t like, we tend to focus on our own disappointment, but this look, while awkward, doesn’t make us upset. It’s dramatic in the Swinton mode, which is what we expect from her. It’s just too heavy and awkward to work well.
[Photo Credit: KM/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES]