This is not the direction we would have gone in, Miss Laura.
“Downton Abbey” star Laura Carmichael attends the 2014 BAFTA Awards in arriving at The Royal Opera House in London in an Erdem beaded strapless dress from the Pre-Fall 2014 collection.
Erdem Pre-Fall 2014 Collection
It’s a really pretty dress, but the overall look comes off too casual for the BAFTAs. It’s not that a gown was required (although that’s what we would have recommended if asked, because she should be giving the impression that she belongs on the red carpet, right next to international movie stars). But if you’re going to wear a strapless cocktail dress to an event where other ladies are wearing couture, at least get your hair did and borrow some diamonds to wear. And also some not-awkward shoes, please. She could keep the dress, if she’s so in love with it, but she needs to fix the head and feet. Gold pointy-toed pumps, to make the look appear more formal, several showy pieces of jewelry, to make it look more luxe, and a fully done up face and hair do, to make her look like a star.
Your turn, darlings. Play with your Laura Carmichael paper doll and fix this look.
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