Mandy Moore is a Shiny Easter Basket at The Alliance for Children’s Rights 25th Anniversary

Posted on March 20, 2017

WHAT EVEN IS THIS DISASTER?

 

Sorry for the all-caps intro, but can you blame us? Is this not hideous? Is that not a plastic easter basket of a dress? The textiles and color are awful, the overdesigned sheer and opaque portions are distracting and messy-looking, and the shine just makes it all look cheap. We realize she’s at a worthy benefit, but that’s all the more reason for her not to show up in something that photographs so badly, since her invite was at least partially based on her ability to get photographed and get press.

We recently fielded a listener mailbag question on our podcast about why DVF isn’t seen on more high-end red carpets like the Oscars and we feel like this kind of answers the question. She’s great at sportswear and the kinds of easy dresses women like to buy for themselves. It’s how she made her name and fortune. But she’s never been known as a gown designer or a heavy presence on any red carpet. It’s just not her strength.

And Mandy Moore, we are firmly convinced by now, can’t pick a flattering, pretty dress to save her life.

Also: Every accessories choice here is a bad one and none of them coordinate with each other. GIRL…

 

 

Style Credits:
Diane von Furstenberg Sleeveless Double Layer Lace Dress from the Pre-Fall 2017 Collection
Edie Parker Clutch
Stuart Weitzman Yellow Sandals

[Photo Credit: Getty Images, Courtesy of DVF]

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