“American Crime” actress Regina King attends the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California.
We call this kind of look an “Oprah gown.”
It’s classic and dramatic in a grande dame kind of way, but it doesn’t overly challenge the wearer or ask too much of her – except when it comes to the wrangling of that skirt. It was the kind of gown Michelle Obama used to default to before she found her footing as a fashionista and started making more confident choices that spoke to who she was.
Anyway, this is all sounding very dismissive and it’s not meant to be. As we said, it’s a perfectly acceptable form of “grande dame” style. It suits her. She’s worn this type of look many times before so it’s clearly a preference. We don’t love it or hate it. It’s just okay. If we have to point out quibbles, we’d note that the bust is a bit more complicated than it needs to be and that all that satin is impossible to keep looking fresh after about the second hour of wearing it.
Elizabeth Kennedy Draped Bodice with Gathered Overskirt and Train Detailing from the Resort 2017 Collection
Dominique Cohen Jewelry
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