Mary J. Blige at the InStyle Celebration of The Golden Globes 75th Anniversary

Posted on November 16, 2017

Oh, Diva. We just don’t think so, honey.

 

We’ve been enjoying watching Queen Mary dip her toes into that grand and intimidating Hollywood tradition known (by us) as The Awards Season Poledance. Acting ladies in prestige films are gently pushed forward in front of cameras, expecting to model a suddenly huge pile of merchandise in a totally ladylike sort of way for months at a time. If it’s not your usual beat, it can be a bit exhausting.

Miss Mary made her name as a singer-diva, so it’s kind of fun to watch her bring that same sense of drama and ladydrag to the red carpet. We’d say about half the time, she nails it, which is a pretty good record. The other half of the time is turned over to partial disasters or decent looks with one or two details that just don’t work. This would be an example of the latter, we’re afraid. Although the more we look at it, the more we could be convinced that this is an actual disaster. If you remove the sheer yoke and destroy those sleeves in a cleansing fire, you’d be left with a decent, if basic cocktail dress. At is, she looks like she’s wearing a dress over a particularly hideous long-sleeved shirt.

Lea Michele wore a dress with feather arms last week. We sure hope this isn’t a rising trend, because it looks awful.

 

 

[Photo Credit: INSTARImages]

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