Call us crazy if you must, darlings, but we don’t hate this. In theory.
But only in theory.
She’s a celebrity at a holiday gala benefit. A gold metallic dress just makes good sense in this case. But the GMD is a tricky garment. You have to make very good styling choices in order to avoid looking tacky, cheap or worst of all, basic. Miss Julianne, bless her heart, landed on two out of three: tacky and basic. Once you’ve opted for metallic gold, you have to choose between the plunging neckline or the thigh-high slit. Both in the same metallic gold garment? No, girl.
We’re also not particularly in love with the sleeves. They’re too puffy and end at a bad length. And maybe it’s just in the case of this outfit or maybe we’ve stumbled onto a fashion truism, but it seems to us that black with gold accents is a fabulous combo, but gold with black accents doesn’t really come alive. It doesn’t help that the shoes and belt are way too heavy. Also: Girl That’s Not Your Hairstyle. Also-also: We think we hate the earrings.
Close up that neckline a skosh, bring the sleeves to the wrists ’40s style, pick a daintier sandal and a much thinner belt (each in perhaps a dull silver or pewter for a more modern take), put diamond strands in the ears and blow the shit out of that hair. Boom. You’re done. The picture of holiday celebrity glamour.
Reformation Gold Metallic Dress with Plunging Neckline and Belt
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