Miss Janelle has done it again. She’s stepped out in a look that no one else would even think to put together.
And it’s a look that’s purely, 100% her own creation.
If you blanked out all the identifying features of the wearer, any red carpet follower could pick this out immediately as a Janelle Monae look. As we’ve noted many times over, she is amazingly consistent in her style. So huzzahs all around for doing it once again, Miss Lady.
But we’re afraid we have some judging to do.
First off, LOVE the hair. Truly. But that’s about the only thing above the waist we do love, unfortunately. The way the strap wraps around her neck looks unresolved, as does the bust itself.
There’s no fit to it at all. It just juts out on either side of her.
We’re not at all in love with the bag. It looks very “comes with purchase.” We get that she’s working a whole gold theme here, but there had to have been better options than these.
And finally, it just looks way too wrinkled and pucker-y to our eyes. It’s a good-on-paper dress, but it appears to have been just a bit too tricky out in the real world, even for someone as advanced at dress-wearing as she is.
Jenny Packham Black and White Lattice Gown with Gold Piping from the Spring 2017 Collection
Jennifer Fisher and Swathi Jewelry
Jimmy Choo Clutch
Brian Atwood Shoes
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