Michelle Monaghan in J. Mendel at the 2014 San Diego Film Festival

Posted on September 30, 2014

Interesting dress, but we’re not convinced she’s the gal for it.

Michelle-Monaghan-J-Mendel-SDFF-Red-Carpet-Fashion-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Michelle Monaghan at the 2014 San Diego Film Festival in San Diego, California in J. Mendel dress paired with a Jimmy Choo clutch, Christian Louboutin shoes, Irene Neuwirth earrings, and rings by EF Collection and Melissa Kaye Jewelry.

Michelle-Monaghan-J-Mendel-SDFF-Red-Carpet-Fashion-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (2)J. Mendel Resort 2015 Collection

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That can’t be an easy dress to pull off – pleated leather, people – but technically, it works pretty well for her. It’s just that we’re thinking a dress like this needs a little more oomph in the styling and a little more personality in the wearer. What’s with the clean face? Because this dress isn’t the dress for it. And her coloring (and past RC appearances) tell us that she should probably slap on a little paint for picture-taking evenings. You pretty much can’t see her features from more than 5 feet away. This kind of dress needs eyes that pop and hair that does more than hang there. Also: the earrings clash and the shoes, while fine, aren’t as interesting as they could be.

She’s very pretty and there’s nothing wrong with the hair, makeup and styling here in terms of how they work for her. They just belong with a different kind of look than this one.

 

[Photo Credit: Getty Images, J. Mendel]

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