Rose Byrne attends the Mamarazzi screening of “The Meddler” at the Crosby Street Theater in New York City.
Darlings, as you may have noticed, modesty is starting to get really hot again.
We’re marginally interested in how it manifests, because we’re entirely over the sheer and panties trends that dominated fashion for the last few years. In fact, it was those sheer dresses and all those visible panties that probably sparked this shift. Call it anti-Kardashianism.
Boy, we really stacked the deck by naming it that. Now you all LOVE it.
Anyway, this is also embodying another hot trend right now, one that we’ve been bitching about a lot lately: the over-emphasized juxtaposition. Or put another, more T Lo way: The Frankendress. Suddenly we’re seeing a ton of these aggressively mismatched prints being slammed together. This one doesn’t strike us as so bad, though. The prints are all the exact same scale and in the same limited color schemes, which make the transitions less jarring. As Frankendresses go, we’d call this one of the least offensive we’ve ever seen. Also: any complaints we might have that it comes off a little, well, depressing, tend to be silenced when we consider her normal, depressive red carpet facial expression. If nothing else, it’s a perfect marriage of dress and wearer.
Having said that, we sincerely hope we’re not in for an 18-month wave of prairie dresses and other of their ilk. That sort of thing always gets entirely too precious. Literally every time we had a prairie dress or shabby chic or Laura Ashley or Holly Hobbie or Gunne Sax trend over the last 50 years, it always reaches a point of oversaturation and over-interpretation very, very quickly. Are we wrong on that?
Bottega Veneta Long-Sleeve Printed Shirt Dress with Belt from the Pre-Fall 2016 Collection
[Photo Credit: Roger Wong/INFphoto.com – Video Credit: Movieclips Trailers via YouTube]