Lucy Hale attends the 2016 ELLE Women in Hollywood Awards at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills in Los Angeles, California.
Hi, Lucy Hale. It occurs to us just now that we don’t really feature you here all that much, do we? We can’t really say why, but we also can’t really recall one thing you’ve worn in a public appearance, like … ever. Does that sound backhanded, Lucy Hale? It is not meant to be.
We stopped on this dress in our morning editorial flip-through because it struck us as a notably successful attempt at making Marchesa look sophisticated and grown-up.
See? That’s an elegant backhanded compliment. Like slipping a knife through the ribs.
Anyway, all that mess aside, we don’t really mean to badmouth Marchesa. We love their stuff. It’s full-on fantasy romanticism with the dials turned up to eleven. But it doesn’t normally lend itself to low-key chicness or elegance. This is one of their more restrained frocks, which she smartly styled with a face strong enough to go with the dress, but hair, jewelry and shoes that do little to call attention to themselves. It’s a good look.
Marchesa Floral-Embellished Lace and Tulle Dress from the Spring 2017 Collection
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