We know it’s a cliche, but at least give us credit for deploying it only at the most appropriate of times:
Sue us. We’re excited. The thought of the two of them sharing red carpets from now until the Oscars leaves us dizzy with excitement. Margot’s got a better track record in our minds, but they both have an established history of taking style risks on the red carpet, which can only be considered a good thing by bitchy bloggers such as we. And judging by these looks, we’d say they’re good about coordinating their efforts.
Margot Robbie in Chanel Couture
Having said all that, this is kind of ugly. We admit the bodice’s vague crown effect has some appeal to it, as well as the high collar, both of which lend themselves to a queenly sort of affect. But there’s simply too much else going on here and almost none of it is good. That sheer dress over a mini-dress style is never going to look good to us. Render the whole thing in the color of old bras and you’ve got yourself a look we’re practically programmed to hate. We’ll give her a little credit for the oddness of the choice, but we won’t claim it’s an innovative or edgy choice. Just a series of bad design cliches.
Saoirse Ronan in Gucci
This, on the other hand, we love. She bounces all over the place with her style, but this eighties-by-way-of-the-forties Schiaparelli-esque style looks fantastic on her. We can think of no better illustration of how well this works for her than this: we don’t even mind the lack of color, which normally leaves her looking terribly washed out. The design has so much personality and just enough sparkle to keep things boldly interesting. And we love the gold platforms. No, really. They play into the ’40s feel of the dress and bump up the glamour factor. She just needed a pedi to go with them.
Margot Robbie: Chanel Embellished Dress from the Spring 2018 Couture Collection
Styled by Kate Young | Makeup by Pati Dubroff | Hair by Bryce Scarlett
Saoirse Ronan: Gucci Embellished Dress from the Spring 2019 Collection
Styled by Elizabeth Stewart | Makeup by Kara Yoshimoto Bua | Hair by Ben Skervin
[Photo Credit: INSTARImages, vogue.com – Video Credit: Focus Features via YouTube.com]
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