On the one hand, we think it’s great that Miss Kate is using the occasion of her freshly shorn head to have a little fun with her style and step out in some unexpected looks. Given how dull her promo style tended to be for many years, this can only be considered a good thing.
On the other hand, the results, while unexpected, haven’t always been great.
Kate Hudson attends the 2017 amfAR Los Angeles Gala in David Koma.
This isn’t completely terrible, which is about as backhanded a compliment as we can manage without straining something. The skirt has some possibilities, but the top (such as it is) does absolutely nothing for the look and the pointy-toed pumps are flat-out wrong for that skirt. She needed some silver sandals. More important: the head styling is a total letdown. Weak lip, standard eyes and earrings you can’t see from ten feet away. Given the rather generic qualities of the ensemble as well as her own newly mown crown, this was the time for some dramatic makeup and/or earrings.
She livened things up a bit with her next getup:
Kate Hudson attends the 2017 Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in Johanna Ortiz.
And while those pants are clearly insane, we think the outfit’s kind of fun. But because everything below the neck is so focus-pulling, now was not the time to sport the big, obnoxious earrings; especially since they clash with the pieces and they’re kind of tacky to boot. In this case, simple hoops and a big hat would’ve been the way to go.
She’s clearly trying to do some things, but in each case, the finishing or details aren’t quite right.
First Look: David Koma Embellished Strapless Gown with Front Cutout Detail from the Resort 2018 Collection| John Hardy Jewelry
Second Look: Johanna Ortiz Striped Linen Top and Matching Pants from the Resort 2018 Collection
[Photo Credit: Sara De Boer/startraksphoto.com, INSTARImages, Courtesy of David Koma, Courtesy of Johanna Ortiz, modaoperandi.com]