We can’t tell if we want to like this or whether we actually like it. That might sound odd, but when you debate this stuff all day, you sometimes find yourselves arguing in circles.
We like almost any attempt on her part to be modern in her style and to get away from the highly feminine (in a traditional sense) aesthetic that defined her most famous character. She’s modern and she’s no Lady. That’s the message and we support it.
We think we could get behind this look if it was all black, or if the white portion was some other color than white, which is too high-contrast. She gives the impression she’s wearing a crop top with high-waisted pants, which is a weird thing, right? So picture the white in … we don’t know … navy blue, red, teal, eggplant, pink, whatever. Does that improve it? Or is this just all too weird a jumpsuit? Does the shape of it work? Do the straps look like some sort of pulley system to you? Is this edgy or just kinda dumb-looking? Does her makeup look bold or harsh? Does her hair look fresh?
Is any of this working for you? Because we think we may have just talked ourselves out of something we went into this kind of liking. Tell us, darlings. Break the spell.
Michelle Dockery’s Mind-bending Jumpsuit:
IN or OUT?
David Koma Black and White Jumpsuit with Double Straps and Metal Ball Detail from the Spring 2017 Collection
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