Florence Welch in Julien MacDonald

Posted on June 28, 2012

Oh, we give up.


Florence Welch attends Britain Creates 2012: Fashion & Art Collusion at Old Selfridges Hotel in London in a Julien MacDonald gown from his Fall 2012 collection.

We’ve tried with this one; really we have. We begged, we pleaded, we cajoled, we threatened, but the poor dear just won’t listen to us and insists on wearing very serious dresses to go with her very serious face. We love her as an artist and we appreciate that she has such a passion for fashion, but she seems not to have the slightest clue how to dress to her best benefit. EVERY Flo post could be a “Girl, That’s Not Your Dress” one.

Although in this case, we flat out don’t like the dress. Long-time minions know how little we like sheer floor-length skirts over minis. In fact, we like it so little that we actively hate it in most cases. You’re young! You’re rich! You’ve got a great figure! If you want to show off the legs (and why shouldn’t you) then stop being so half-assed about it, girl. We don’t love the upper half of this dress (the neckline is too low and the sleeves are kind of ugly) but this would look so much better without the modesty panel wrapped around her legs.

And girl, you have GOT to learn to fake a smile when you’re posing for pictures. We think it’s safe to say we’ve looked at a couple thousand Flo pics by now and the number of them where she’s smiling could probably be counted on two hands. And yes, we realize it’s irritating to be a woman and be told all the time to smile as if it was your duty as a woman to make everyone around you comfortable, but we’re not talking about someone walking down the street. We’re talking about a celebrity whose image is (or should be) important to them, posing for pictures at a public event in a borrowed gown worth more than your mortgage payment or rent. A slight uptick at the corners of the mouth isn’t too much to ask for.

[Photo Credit: Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images]

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