How can you tell when a ladystar just isn’t sure if her red carpet ensemble is fun or just crazy?
She starts leaning heavily on the “FUN” button.
Now, we lightly praised Chloe Sevigny when she wore this dress, but that’s because she seems to have had a better understanding as to how to wear it and style it. And also because she was wearing it an event where all the attendees were wearing something like it. It tends to stand out on a more conventional red carpet such as this one, and it doesn’t work nearly as well on a gal like Rosario. It really is a fun and interesting dress, and we applaud her for not only choosing something so odd, but also something that doesn’t cost as much as your car. But it really isn’t working, is it?
She doesn’t seem to know what to do with it, first off. Slapping on some snow boots and flicking your hair behind your ears isn’t gonna cut it for a look like this one. It’s not a dress that would respond well to aggressive styling (like adding belts, attention-seeking shoes, smokey eyes and/or bold lip, lots of jewelry and some sort of complicated, showy hairstyle), but we would definitely recommend an aggressive approach to coming up with a styling plan before heading out. Part of the reason it works with Chloe is because the braids were an inspired and unexpected choice that helped define and even explain the dress, and the black bangle made a showy, but not overwhelming way of punctuating the look. Of course Miss Rosario should keep the boots, given the weather in NYC this week, but just a tweak here and there in the styling could make a big difference. Even if it’s just some hoops or a small set of stacked bracelets, neither of which are the freshest concept in the world, we admit. They’d work, though.
Even so, we’re not sure styling could really save this for her. We talked around it and tried to talk ourselves out of it, but in the end, it’s another example of that ol’ T Lo style admonition: Girl, That’s Not Your Dress.
Kenzo x H&M Printed Dress
[Photo Credit: Kristin Callahan/ACE Pictures/INSTARimages, Oliver Hadlee Pearch/H&M]
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