Katy Perry in Thakoon

Posted on April 12, 2013

Ooooh, Miss Katy. So close. You almost pulled off “sophisticated.”


Katy Perry attends Coach’s 3rd Annual Evening of Cocktails and Shopping to Benefit the Children’s Defense Fund in Santa Monica, California in a Thakoon dress accessorized with a Coach clutch, Christian Louboutin pumps and Dannijo jewelry.

Thakoon Fall 2013 Collection/Model: Magdalena Jasek

And subsequently, we almost love this look for her. We admit that dress has a bit too much going on – and we’re not about to sing the praises of sheer side panels – but it’s perfect for her because it’s got pops of color, visual interest, and a feeling of oddness to it, while still managing to look chic. Well. Almost chic, anyway. We think we like the idea of this look more than the actuality of it. Let’s run down the problems that become apparent after the initial good impression.

  1. Sheer side panels, like we said.
  2. Weird bunching at the shoulders that looks like a bra strap
  3. A really, really ugly belt, pulled too tight and causing wrinkling through the torso.
  4. A huge, incongruous necklace that doesn’t go.
  5. An ugly bag.

But we feel like some good accessorizing and a little zhuzhing could go a long way to make this look better. It all comes down to whether you can accept the sheer side panels, we guess. They seem pretty perfectly Katy, which is why it’s a shame this is styled sloppily. It really could have worked better.


[Photo Credit: Getty, style.com]

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