Joely Richardson is skate routine-ready at the BFI London Film Festival

Posted on October 19, 2016

Joely Richardson attends the premiere of “Snowden” during the 2016 BFI London Film Festival at Odeon Leicester Square in London, England.

 

Oooh, girl. We don’t know…

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The trend for bell sleeves is getting way played out, but it doesn’t help when you step out looking like a Christmas decoration. The only truly acceptable footwear choice for a dress like this are ice skates. The only truly acceptable accessories would be a mink muff and hood. Or maybe novelty reindeer antlers.

Our thing – aside from cracking wise – is this: we don’t think you can pair massive bell sleeves (which in this case appear to be half an inch too short) with a short, flared skirt like that. It’s way too … lady Christmas elf. The entire top half would look great if it transitioned down to a jumpsuit bottom, or a maxi skirt. Maybe even a pencil skirt or fitted mini. But the ice-skating skirt is what really kills the possibilities here.

The boots are cute but they tend to add to the Christmas Caroler vibe. Girlfriend can work a pair of hoops, though.

 

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