Miss Taraji, we love you, but…
We’re struggling with this one.
There’s an overall glittery fabulousness to it, but the details either bug us or they don’t seem to quite suit her.
We’re just gonna bite the bullet and come out against that bodice. There’s no form or structure to it. It’s just a swath of beaded sheer, lightly covering her torso. And while we support (no pun intended) the idea of high fashion that highlights natural shapes, that’s a whole lot of underboob for an acceptance speech. We don’t necessarily think the bodice or bust needed more structure, but the total lack of structure combined with the large expanse of sheer was just a bit too nude for us.
And the bows make our eyelids twitch furiously. What is even the point of those two sad things?
The bottom half is very pretty, although we’re not convinced the rose color is the best choice for her.
The subtle stripe in the skirt is lovely, too. But the entire bottom half feels like it doesn’t quite go with the top. It’s pure princess fantasy on the bottom, paired with booby naturalism on the top. It just doesn’t quite come together for us.
Reem Acra Sheer Gown with Bead Detailing from the Spring 2017 Collection
Nirav Modi Luminance Earrings
Nirav Modi En-Tremblant Ring
Nirav Modi Grand Endless Cut Ring
Jimmy Choo Sandals
[Photo Credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images, Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images, IMAXTree, Courtesy of Nirav Modi]