Drew Barrymore, Dingy Angel, at the Golden Globe Awards

Posted on January 10, 2017

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Much as we love seeing Miss Drew on our nation’s red carpets again, we can’t say we’re loving her efforts this time.

 

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Ignoring the massive charm offensive that is her personality, which tends to make any outfit look better than it is, this dress looks kind of flimsy and cheap to our eyes.

 

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Obviously, it’s not, but there’s some magic line that gets crossed with some gowns; some heretofore un-articulated thing that causes a dress to tip over from “ethereal” to “flimsy.” We don’t know what it is. Clearly this was designed to look floaty and sheer…

 

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But it honestly just looks worn out.

 

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But there are two reasons we’re having this reaction, we think. The first is the shape of the dress. The cold shoulder and wings, paired with that somewhat non-existent bust makes the whole thing look shapeless and droopy. Pair that with a lack of color and some – it has to be said – not great hair and makeup, and she comes off looking a bit sloppy overall.

 

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This is the only shot that showed us that the dress has some potential. All the criticisms about the shape of it still apply, but if that lining had been black or silver or midnight blue, the effect would’ve been completely different.

 

Style Credits:
Monique Lhuillier Embellished Dress with Cold-Shoulder Detail from the Spring 2017 Collection
Harry Winston Jewelry
Stuart Weitzman Shoes

[Photo Credit: Getty Images, Sara De Boer/startraksphoto.com, IMAXTree]

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