Penelope Cruz in Emilio Pucci

Posted on June 21, 2012

While we’re still quite over lace dresses at the moment, we have to admit that certain ladies of Spanish or Italian descent get special dispensation when they choose well. Some types are just born for certain styles and the Latin ladies have generations of tradition to pull from when it comes time to work a black lace.


Penelope Cruz attends special screening of “To Rome With Love” in New York City in an Emilio Pucci burgundy lace off-the-shoulder long-sleeved cocktail dress with crystal and bead embellishment accessorized with Chopard jewelry.

Emilio Pucci Pre-Fall 2012 Collection

In so many women, this would look like too much, but she’s really pulling it off. If she’d laid off the bronzer on her legs , possibly went up a size, and chose some accessories in opposing colors, we might have called this a WERQ. She looks pretty amazing overall – and it’s not at all the kind of dress we’re inclined to like at the moment. It just suits her really well. It helps that the hair and makeup are drag-level flawless. And the jewelry is gorgeous.


[Photo Credit: Larry Busacca/Getty Images,]

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