Mia Wasikowska in Alexander McQueen at the “Alice Through the Looking Glass” Madrid Premiere

Posted on May 13, 2016

Mia Wasikowska attends the premiere of “Alice Through the Looking Glass” (“Alicia a través del espejo”) at the Capitol Cinema in Madrid, Spain.

 

We don’t get what she’s doing at all. May as well admit it.

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Look, we don’t like positioning ourselves as the guys opining that some lady should wear more makeup, but what we said about her style choices the other day still applies here. Certain styles and garments are designed to be worn with some sort of dramatic hair, makeup or jewelry. And in fact, quite a few red carpet gowns – virtually all of them, we’d say – are designed with the idea that all three of those aspects will be played up. A plunging, body-con gown in a fire-engine red is the epitome of the type of gown we’re talking about. This simply doesn’t work with a “scrubbed clean” makeup style, slicked-down hair and earrings you can’t see from more than five feet away.

But our real point isn’t that she should dive headfirst into a pile of makeup, hairspray cans and diamonds. It’s that she should stop picking dresses that look wrong without all those aspects. Pick a clean white suit, Tilda-style, if you’re not into the Revlon, honey. And if you really like gowns and dresses, there are certain styles that would look dramatic with a modern, minimalist head style. Something in the Power Bitch mode, maybe; all shoulders and angles and big buttons. Or something with military undertones. Euro-minimalism. Or even something in the Earth Mother/Greek Goddess aisle. Slinky, plunging and sometimes sparkly gowns? Not with that head.

 

 

Style Credits:
Alexander McQueen Red Cinched Drape Gown Featuring Plunging Neckline

[Photo Credit: Pablo Cuadra/Getty Images]

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