Hmmmm. Kristen, you’ve given us a lot to think about here.
And for that, we should at least start off by praising you. If we’re spending a lot of time assessing a look, it’s damn sure not because it’s boring. So kudos on picking a slightly unusual dress. Our first impulse is to say that this kind of folk-costume-inspired dress really isn’t the best style for her. But the more we think about it, the less likely that sounds to us. Whitebread blonde gals actually do very well when you inject a little cultural pizazz into their looks, so long as it’s a matter of taking inspiration rather than appropriating outright. It’s not the style that’s the issue here. In fact, the basic design of the dress looks pretty great on her. Her torso is rocking it. It’s her limbs that are being let down. The fishnet sleeves are a design element too far. They only serve to take away from the prettier, more interesting parts of the dress. And we tend to think this is a dress that’ll look better without heavy tights or boots. For one, they make little sense when paired with fishnet sleeves and for another, they render the whole look extremely bottom-heavy from a visual sense. We can understand not adopting the gigantic belt from the look book, but the bare legs and booties look like a must, from where we’re sitting.
Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini Printed Crepe de Chine Tiered Short Dress from the Resort 2017 Collection
Jennifer Fisher Earrings
[Photo Credit: FameFlyNet, Courtesy of Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini, modaoperandi.com]