The Ladies of “xXx: Return of Xander Cage” Turn the Dials Up at the L.A. Premiere

Posted on January 23, 2017

Darlings, we’re not gonna lie. We’ve had this post in the pipeline since last Friday. But every time we turned to it, we winced a little. Partially because several aspects of the following looks pain our sensibilities and partially because we’re just going to have to be total bitches about it.

But being total bitches about frivolous ephemera is why God put us on this earth. It is our destiny.

So let’s get to it.

 

Ruby Rose in Julien MacDonald

Yikes.

We are all for this gal having as hard an edge as she likes when it comes to her style choices. In fact, part of the reason this looks so bad is that it doesn’t play up her naturally edgy qualities. It’s, quite frankly, an ugly and cheap-looking dress, but more importantly, it’s a dress that does absolutely nothing for her. It’s unflattering and it highlights her tats in the worst way possible. We think the idea that tattoos and high fashion can be blended to make perfectly chic looks has long been proven, over and over again. This is not the way for her to do it.

And her makeup isn’t just harsh, it’s downright jarring.

 

 

Deepika Padukone in Ralph & Russo

Well. After assessing Ruby’s look it seems kind of silly to complain about this one. It’s fine, but it’s kind of generic and it’s not exactly tonally right for the event. Say what you will about the other two ladies in this post, they at least understood that much more high-impact looks are called for at a premiere like this one. This isn’t some prestige drama, after all.

 

 

Nina Dobrev in Elie Saab

Disagreement around the office on this one. Tom thinks it might be okay without the star motif and the weird way the top and skirt meet. Lorenzo thinks it’s straight-up awful. We are both in agreement that the white pumps are very poorly deployed in this case.

On the whole, we get that a premiere like this one might even call for a little tackiness in the red carpetry. We don’t think Vogue-cover looks are the way to go for any of these gals, but surely there’s a better way than these options, no?

 

 

 

Style Credits:
Ruby Rose: Julien McDonald Dress from the Spring 2017 Collection | EF Collection and Savannah Stranger Jewelry | Giuseppe Zanotti ‘Harmony’ Sandals
Deepika Padukone: Custom Ralph Russo Couture Gown
Nina Dobrev: Elie Saab Dress from the Spring 2017 Collection | Le Vian Earrings | Jennifer Behr Barrette | Jimmy Choo Clutch | Sophia Webster Pumps

[Photo Credit: Getty Images, IMAXTree]

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