Welp. It’s official. Between ScarJo’s trauma dress yesterday and Miss Gwen’s latest …
… it would appear that “crawled out of the flaming wreckage” is the hottest (pun intended because we’re
lame shameless) red carpet trend of the middle of November 2016. We can’t say we’re enamored.
This is called ombre, but let’s face it, it’s the least subtle ombre ever seen. “Scorched” is the only word that comes to mind here. We don’t actually hate the idea of it, but the placement is terrible. This should be an overall effect, not limited to her bust and waist. It’s too distorting placed that way.
Don’t even get us started on the belly cutout/peplum pairing. That’s just plain bad design. In fact, the bodice and skirt don’t go together at all. The former is modern, sexy and body-con while the latter is a ballgown. None of it works; not the color or ombre effect, not the shape and styles.
But we’ll give it this – and it’s probably why Gwen chose it, because her instincts in this area are highly evolved – it’s very attention-getting. In that sense, mission accomplished. But we’d still call it a bad dress.
Marchesa Ombré Draped Halter Neck Gown from the Spring 2017 Collection
[Photo Credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images, IMAXTree]