Style File: Octavia Spencer in Tadashi Shoji at the Venice Film Festival

Posted on September 01, 2017

Miss Octavia returns to her man, who always did right by her. The Tadashi/Octavia style partnership was always a good one, but she seemed to have wandered away to other designers and other styles, the results of which were usually a little sketchy.  But both of these looks are perfect illustrations of the style maxim, “Stick with what works.”


Octavia Spencer attends the “The Shape Of Water” photocall during the 74th Venice Film Festival in Tadashi Shoji.

Unforch, this doesn’t work as well as it should have, because someone foolishly thought leaving a white-lady liner in this thing would be fine for Miss Octavia. Not that we think the lining should’ve necessarily matched her skin tone. In fact, a blue or black lining would’ve been best, in our opinion. But practically anything would be better than this, which just looks like a slip under her dress.

A shame, because it’s a really great look for her otherwise.



Octavia Spencer attends the “The Shape Of Water” screening during the 74th Venice Film Festival in Tadashi Shoji.

Again with the white lining. It’s less of an issue with this dress, but we still think either something closer to her skin tone or something in the red/pink family would have been a better choice for liner colors.

Still, it’s another great dress for her. We’re glad she and Tadashi are back together, but she needs to have a talk with him about meeting her particular needs. He’s got the fit/style/silhouette part locked down. But as is so often the case with fashion, sometimes the little, forgotten details can overwhelm an otherwise great look.



Style Credits:
First Look: Tadashi Shoji Navy Short-Sleeve Lace Dress from the Spring 2017 Collection
Second Look: Tadashi Shoji Burgundy Off-the-Shoulder Lace and Velvet Dress from the Fall 2017 Collection

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