Lea Michele in Paule Ka at the 2014 Hollywood Bowl Opening Night

Posted on June 23, 2014

Considering her longstanding predilection for showing the maximum amount of skin with every outfit she wears, this is like the Lea Michele version of taking nun’s vows.


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It’s not a bad dress. We’re not crazy about the color-blocking, though. It tends to break up her shape too much. There’s a recent epidemic on the red carpet of sylph-like starlets suddenly losing their waists because they keep saying yes to dresses that obliterate them. Stop this, ladies. Stop this right now. It doesn’t make for a great look in pictures.

But it’s a bold and simple dress that allows for some sexiness without making her seem like she’s desperate to be ogled.  There’s perhaps a bit too much glittery jewelry, but for the most part, she’s tastefully put together.

Except for the 40 pounds of persimmon-colored tanner she had blasted onto her, of course. Girl, you need to pull back on that particular throttle.

Discussion point for advanced classes: Nail and lip color: too clashy? Of course they shouldn’t have to match, but it seems like each of those shades of red belong on wildly different skin tones, no?




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