Octavia Spencer Cannes Style Doubleshot

Posted on May 17, 2013

Miss Octavia gave us two very distinct looks to pore over. We have to say, it speaks well of her style evolution that she’s now at a point where she can switch up looks this effectively.


Octavia Spencer attends the ‘Fruitvale Station’ Photocall during the 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival in a custom Tadashi Shoji Chantilly lace drop-waist dress paired with Robert Clergerie shoes.

This is cute. The color looks great on her and we love those shoes. We like the idea of a dropped waist on her; demonstrating that the soon-to-be-pervasive Gatsby-inspired styles can be worn by more than just size twos. We think where this fails her is at the sleeve. A dropped waist effectively removes any woman’s natural body shape from the picture, but we like the way this skims her torso.  Unfortunately, adding those shapeless sleeves turned her into a square. Still, it’s a pretty and interesting dress and we very much like that she just subtly changed the conversation about clothes for women over a size six. It doesn’t have to be all Empire waists, all the time, darlings.


Octavia Spencer attends the ‘Fruitvale Station’ Premiere during the 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival in a custom Tadashi Shoji carmine red gown featuring draped tulle over brocade with sequin accents.

It’s gorgeous; love the textural qualities when you get in close. But oh LORD, Octavia. What happened with the styling here? Your makeup looks like it was applied eight hours ago and never touched up. And those SHOES. We may need to sit down for a second and fan ourselves.


[Photo Credit: Pixplanete/PR Photos, Getty]

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