Do you guys want to hear something totally crazy? Jessica Biel wore a pirate wench dress and we have no problem with that.
That is CRAZY. And by “that,” we mean both our reaction and the dress itself, which is inherently nutty. It’s a dress that practically begs for a couple of bitchy fashion bloggers to unsheathe their claws and make as many lame-ass “Arh, matey” jokes as they can manage in under 500 words.
But look: We’re always pretty hard on the lady because we tend to see most of her public persona and style as somewhat relentlessly bland. As we noted yesterday, when we kicked off “Let’s Compliment Jessica Biel For Once” Week round these parts, she’s someone who benefits greatly from strong, declarative fashion but she needs to make sure she doesn’t choose stuff that overwhelms her. Maybe you’ll disagree with us on this point, but we don’t think she’s overwhelmed by this slightly ridiculous dress one bit. We think she’s clearly owning it and feeling it. It’s not a style or color we’d have ever recommended to anyone, but it just goes to show, every lid has its pot and every weird little frock has its wearer.
Elie Saab Cold-shoulder Dress with Lace-up Detailing from the Resort 2019 Collection
Styled by Rob Zangardi + Mariel Haenn | Hair by Anh Co Tran | Makeup by Daniel Martin
[Photo Credit: Lloyd Bishop/NBC, Courtesy of Elie Saab – Video Credit: Late Night with Seth Meyers via YouTube.com]