Girl, That’s Not Your Dress: Michelle Dockery

Posted on June 26, 2012

Oh, LADY MARY. We can see we have our work cut out for us with you.

Michelle Dockery attends the Burberry Prorsum Menswear Spring/Summer 2013 show during Milan Fashion Week.

Burberry Prorsum Fall 2012 Collection/Model: Jasmine Tookes

We were going to attempt something smart-assy and then check out, but we’ve decided to give you the full T Lo assessment. Aren’t you lucky, dear? You’ve arrived!

Sweetie, let’s talk proportions. You see, none of this is working on you, even though we think the pieces are all pretty cute. The waist on that skirt is sitting high and the hem is hitting low. That’s a terrible choice to pair with a t-shirt. It looks better on the model because, like all models, she is grown in a vat somewhere in France and engineered to be well over seven feet tall.  And while we don’t love the belt the model’s wearing, we can admit that it is a belt and not a piece of strap leather she tied around her waist. Also, this skirt is from the fall collection, which makes sense because it’s a lovely, rich velvet. You know what doesn’t make sense? Wearing it in June. With suede booties. You know what also doesn’t make sense? Shoving that t-shirt into the skirt like you were on the loo when the fire alarm went off.

Check us! We said “loo!”

Anyway, what we’re trying to say is that these pieces are really adorable but they’re not working on you at the moment. Keep the t-shirt, pair it with some super-skinny pants and really kickass pairs of sandals and shades; choose a knockout clutch to punctuate it, and girl? You’d have to fight the photographers off.


[Photo Credit: Jacopo Raule/Getty Images,]

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