Elizabeth Banks Makes it Work Beautifully at the Crystal + Lucy Awards

Posted on June 14, 2017

Elizabeth Banks attends the Women in Film 2017 Crystal + Lucy Awards presented by Max Mara and BMW at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.


We honestly weren’t too sure about this one at first glance:

But it’s starting to grow on us a little. Yes, the shape and style is a bit … how to put this? It can wrong very easily, let’s say. If the proportions aren’t exact or the print doesn’t flatter or the wearer just can’t pull it off, a dress like this can come a little dowdy.

But she’s got the chops to wear it and there are elements that really stand out to us. First, we love the black, white, gold and poppy-red color scheme. The rules for seasonal color are pretty much dead at this point, and to be fair, a different sort of use of this color scheme at this time of year might’ve had us bemoaning it, but the print feels like an abstract floral rather than, say, something for a holiday party dress. We love the low-key face-styling, the under-styled platinum blonde hair, and the cocktail rings. They take the dress far away from dowdy and somewhere near rocker-boho. It just works.


[Photo Credit: Sara De Boer/startraksphoto.com, Getty Images]

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