Caitriona Balfe’s Overbaked Dress at the 2017 Oscar Wilde Awards

Posted on February 24, 2017

It would seem it’s impossible for anyone to wear this dress and not look like they’re leaning to one side.


Are we wrong here? She looks like she’s trying to steady herself.


It’s a classic example of a design that simply didn’t stop when it should have. The textile is nice enough.  And maybe we could be talked into liking the tiered skirt (although Lorenzo has a deep and abiding dislike of them). But that shoulder thing is just silly. A simple, clean bodice over a tiered skirt is dress enough. Tacking a giant diagonal ruffle on top is a style bridge too far, we’re afraid.

Also, ankle straps are awkward with an ankle-length hem.



Style Credits:
Keti Chkhikvadze Black and Gold Polka-Dot Tiered from the Spring 2017 Collection
Borgioni Jewelry
Zuhair Murad Black Strappy Sandals

[Photo Credit: Milla Cochran/, Courtesy of Keti Chkhikvadze]

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