Darlings, before we launch into our complaints, let us first start with this:
Miss Amy tried to pick something a little interesting for herself. That is something we can only applaud, because if there’s one consistent problem with her red carpet style – and there is – it’s that she plays it far too safe and boring.
Not that we would call this look some sort of edgy or exciting new development in womenswear. It’s a floral embroidered gown; let’s not get too excited here. Women have been wearing them for …oh… 5,000 years now?
Both florals are very pretty, however. We don’t mind the mismatch, but we think competing patterns have to have some sort of balance of scale to it. To our eyes, both florals are too similar in size and tone. Even the backgrounds and colors of both florals are the same. If you’re gonna do that sort of mismatch, we tend to think it needs to be, well, a bit more of a mismatch.
The head-styling is perfunctory, we have to say. There’s nothing to it, to be honest. She wears her hair like this constantly and the makeup is probably a bit too clean for a dress with as much drama potential as this one.
But in the end, it mostly strikes us as Not Her Dress. Look at the model shot from the look book. Not only is it a much more interesting gown with the sleeves (because Amy never found a dress she couldn’t make blander with a few alterations), but it’s clearly designed to just hang off a model-sized body. Put it on someone just a size larger and it suddenly looks very basic.
Altuzarra Floral Embroidery Gown from the Pre-Fall 2017 Collection
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[Photo Credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images, Emma McIntyre/Getty Images, Courtesy of Altuzarra]