Miley Cyrus in Norma Kamali

Posted on December 17, 2012

Y’know, our first impulse is to inform Miss Miley that Girl, That is Not Your Dress, but upon reflection, we have to admit that it really IS her dress.


Miley Cyrus attends ‘VH1 Divas’ 2012 in Los Angeles in a Norma Kamali dress paired with Jean-Michel Cazabat shoes, and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.

Norma Kamali Fall 2012 Collection

There’s nothing wrong with this dress. It’s pretty sharp and bold, from where we’re sitting. It’s just that when you combine it with the buzz cut, it comes off a bit harsh and mature on her. Not “mature” in the Helen Mirren sense; more like the Charlize Theron sense. It’s sexy and chic in a very grownup woman kinda way. And yes, Miley’s all grown up, but she skipped past “dewy freshness” and barreled straight toward “hard-edged sexy” in her style evolution. Which is to say, this is of a piece with how she likes to present herself and even though we think she should make different choices at this stage in her life, it’s not an ugly dress or a bad dress.

Having said that, we’re not crazy about the hem length or the choice of shoe. She needs to go either longer or shorter in the hem for this to work proportionally. The shoes just seem like an afterthought.


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