We’re really feeling this kind of dress for Jaime. She can make something like this look tacky-fabulous, instead of just plain tacky, which is how it would look on most other wearers.
But we think she got both the top and the bottom of the look wrong.
Maybe this sounds too expected, but we’d have suggested getting that hair as flat-ironed and Donatella-like as possible. Donatella essentially designs for herself (inasmuch as she actually designs anything) and most of the Versace brand looks best when the wearer is styled like her. This is something Lady Gaga’s always understood about how to wear Versace and make it look fabulous. Jaime’s got some dramatic and enviable brow action going on, and we tend to think a top knot is the worse way to frame them. Also: tone down the blush and play up the lips.
On the other end, we immediately disliked the shoes and actually exclaimed “GOD, no!” when we realized they were Monique Lhuillier. Not that there’s anything wrong with her designs, but she’s stylistically and tonally so far off from Versace that it seems strange to us to pair them together. Besides, if any dress called for a gold metallic gladiator sandal, it was this one. Seeing that witch toe pointing out from under the hem just doesn’t look right.
Sure, we’re essentially recommending that she replicate the look book, but Versace is extremely specific in how it should be styled and who can get away with wearing it. You deviate from it or try and interpret it, and it simply doesn’t work as well. Come on, that model looks amazing and there’s no reason Jaime can’t look equally as good in the same dress.
[Photo Credit: Getty Images, Versace, Monique Lhuillier]