Here is a dress that says loud and clear, “GOOD MORNING, AMERICA!”
“I JUST ROLLED OUT OF BED, SO GIVE ME A SEC AND I’LL BE RIGHT WITH YOU, AMERICA!”
This is going to sound like such an obvious thing to say, but if that dress wasn’t so ugly, this would look great. By that we mean the color and shape and general style are a great direction for her to go in. After years of working high boho chic, a turn toward a more curated and put-together high-fashion style makes good image management sense at this point in her Big Little Lies/Rough Night career phase. And she’s got the looks and personality to work very consciously feminine ensembles by giving them an edge. In other words, a Charlotte York-style dress on Miss Zoe is going to automatically come off a little edgier somehow. But this frock, unfortunately, looks like a Charlotte York dress that someone left out in the rain. During monsoon season. Sometimes, when you deconstruct a dress design, you wind up with a badly designed dress.
But still, work that pink and gold, ladies-who-lunch thing a bit more, Miss Zoe. Despite the melting ice-cream quality of your frock, this is a good style direction to play with for a while.
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