Olivia Wilde in Carolina Herrera

Posted on March 28, 2012

We want to like this dress more than we do and we’re not quite sure why.


Olivia Wilde attends the Empire Film Awards 2012 in London in a Carolina Herrera dress paired with a Jimmy Choo clutch.

Carolina Herrera Spring 2012 Collection/Model:Jac

Jimmy Choo ‘Candy’ Clutch

It’s got the long sleeves and high neckline that spurs everyone to yell “Sister-Wife!” as a criticism, but that’s not what bothers us. She’s shown a fondness for more covered-up styles before and they suit her. It’s got some glitter to it; just enough for the red carpet without being showy about it. But why does it look so much better on the model than it does on Olivia? Is it the shitty hair that ruins it? The ridiculous platforms? Maybe, but we think the real reason this doesn’t work on the RC is because the print is too small in scale to read well in candid photographs, which means all of the visual interest in this dress is nothing more than TV static in pictures. We suspect this looked much, much better in person.

But that still doesn’t excuse the shitty hair and platforms.


[Photo Credit: Landmark, Solarpix/PR Photos, elle.com, nordstrom.com]

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