Kittens, we find ourselves struggling with the recent red carpet trend among the pale ladies. We’re seeing a lot of yellows, peaches and whites on skin tones that we’d normally consider not particularly well-suited to those colors. Then again, we’re not sure it’s a trend so much as a bunch of women with similar tastes and coloring all hitting the red carpet around the same time. Should we be shifting our thinking on appropriate color stories or should we hold fast? Visual aids to help the discussion along:
Claire Foy at the BAFTA Los Angeles Tea Party in Altuzarra
As noted, Miss Claire (like Emma Stone and recently Rachel Brosnahan) has a history of favoring washed out or clashy colors in the Elle Fanning mode. We’d never say she couldn’t wear a white dress, but we’d have waved her away from matching white sandals and probably would have opted for some subtle color or metallic in her accessories. Even a pale pink or rose gold would do a lot of heavy lifting here. Having said that, we’re not in love with the hem length. We’d like this a lot more if it was a few inches higher.
Claire Foy at the Golden Globe Awards in Miu Miu
Oof. This is the look that really has us questioning ourselves. Are we wrong or is this shade of yellow fairly harsh and unflattering for her? Or is it the design of the dress that’s the issue here? Because the droopy, ill-fitted bust is not doing it for us and those starburst embellishments don’t look right on what’s basically a classic 1930s gown.
We don’t necessarily think she has to wear deep or rich colors. Bright colors and pale colors are still on the table, we’d say. But whites and yellows are tricky for her and we don’t think either of these looks can change our minds on that idea.
Thoughts? (As if we had to ask)
First Look: Altuzarra Dress | Manolo Blahnik Shoes
Second Look: Miu Miu Dress | Lorraine Schwartz Jewelry | Alexandre Birman Shoes
Styled by Nicky Yates | Hair by Ben Skervin | Makeup by Kelly Cornwell
[Photo Credit: INSTARImages]