Y’know, being the people we are (and Carrie being the person she is), we headed straight to the criticizing and the jokes when we saw this look. But when it came time to write this up, we found ourselves pulling back on the reins a bit.
It is ONE HUNDRED MILLION KATRILLION percent not our kind of look, to be sure. It’s also a highly overworked dress that could’ve use a lot of editing. In addition, the winter wedding shoes are a total outfit-killer.
But she’s a country gal with a sickly sweet public image (and she’s baking a baby at the mo, to boot) and we honestly can’t think of a style of dress that would suit that persona better. This looks like a couture version of a square-dancing costume. There’s something about the basic shape and style that could really work well for her. But this dress needs both the shiny levels and the number of textiles comprising it to be reduced by half. And she needs to switch those bridesmaid shoes out for a pair of matte oxblood pumps. Then she’d be both county fair and TV show-ready at the same time.
[Photo Credit: Dara Kushner/INFphoto.com, Zelig Shaul/ACE/INFphoto.com]