Nicole Kidman attends the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic 2017 at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, New Jersey.
Exhibit A in the case of Celebrities v. Bitchy Bloggers:
See, this is exactly the kind of dress we’d normally tell Miss Nicole not to wear. “Oh no, dear,” we’d say, in the types of imaginary conversations we have with celebrities every day shut up we’re not weird you’re weird. “That’s not the right look for you. Too pale and too precious. It’ll wash you out,” we’d continue, since there was no one to stop us. “You can have either the puffy sleeves or the high collar, but not both at the same time. Too ‘schoolmarm’ for you, darling.”
But then, Miss Nicole would end our conversation by stepping out wearing the exact dress we warned her not to and saying “Shut it, queens. I’m on a roll.”
And so she is. She looks great. The belt really makes it. We do, however, stand by our point about the high collar, although it’s not the puffy sleeves that fight with it, it’s the row of buttons. We don’t particularly love them as an element, but they’re made worse by the fact that Nicole doesn’t have the bust proportions of the average fashion model, and what was clearly intended to be a straight row of buttons is now a bunch of buttons kind of wandering all over her bodice.
Still, it’s a smart, chic look.
Alessandra Rich Black and White Polka Dot Pleated Long-Sleeve Dress with Crystal-Embellished Belt from the Fall 2017 Collection
Stuart Weitzman Sandals
[Photo Credit: John Nacion Imaging/startraksphoto.com, Getty Images, Courtesy of Alessandra Rich]