Laverne Cox at “Orange is the New Black” Panel Discussion

Posted on August 05, 2014

Apparently, she figure-skated her way over.

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Girl, your fishnets got a run. Let’s take this as a sign from God that you should stop wearing them, okay?

The dress is kind of cute, but we simply can’t deny the figure-skating feel of it, which is definitely not helped by the fishnets. It’s pretty on her, but it feels way off-season for August.

We’ve said it before and we’ll keep saying it until everyone gets tired of hearing it: we wish she’d get away from looking fierce and start orienting herself toward looking chic. From the wig down to the leopard print shoes, it all reads too “drag.” She’s capable of so much more.

Look at how great her hair looks here, for instance:

Although we wouldn’t mind eventually seeing her try out a completely different hairstyle down the road. A lot of her look reads “Beyonce wannabe,” which is something she’ll hopefully get out of her system as her career progresses and she gets more opportunities to develop a public style.

Look, it isn’t for us to say what a transgender woman is “supposed” to look like, but going by Laverne’s own style, it seems pretty obvious that she’s pursuing a fairly gender-normative (in the “passing” sense) glamour look – and that’s great. She’s suited for it. We’re just saying there are other ways to interpret that style and as she becomes more high profile, we hope she gets the opportunity to explore it.

 

 

[Photo Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images]

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