Oof. Chloe. Girl. Sweetie.
It’s not you, hon. It’s the dress.
Actually, it’s both you and the dress – in the sense that the twain should never meet. Not that we think this dress just needs the right wearer. Sure, a model made it work on a runway for a few minutes, but in reality, the design is pure hiddy and the elements could not be less flattering. That latter point is why at least some of the problem lies with Miss Chloe. She and her team never really seem to show an understanding of what elements work best for her. To put it bluntly, because her people apparently won’t: She needs looks that define her waist and she needs to stay far away from high necklines. Longer skirts aren’t out of the question but shorter ones are friendlier. And while we’re at it, the hair is much better swept off the forehead rather than parted in the middle. A less brassy color would help too.
We get the impression from covering her for years that she considers herself a fashionista first, which means she cares more about wearing interesting or super-trendy items and far less about whether or not they suit her. That’s a fine enough quality to have if you’re a fashion editor, but a young actress on a red carpet might want to consider that an editorial approach isn’t meant for that venue.
Still, let’s not lose sight of the fact that this dress is horrible.
Proenza Schouler Cutout A-Line Dress with a Crochet Bodice and Allover Tie-dye Print Velvet Jersey Top from the Fall 2018 Collection
Styled by Nell Kalonji
[Photo Credit: INSTARImages, vogue.com, modaoperandi.com – Video Credit: FilmRise Releasing via YouTube.com]
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