Kittens, our feeling about this dress are all over the map. It literally goes from ugly to kind of beautiful (and back again) every time we look at it.
You see what we mean, right? A pretty sort of “falling leaves” vibe in some beautiful if overwhelmingly autumnal colors. But the design is just a little overwrought. Too much shirring and pleating, a sort of oddly piecemeal effect to the skirt, and the type of bust design that almost always results in making the wearer’s boobs look wildly disproportionate to each other. Her right side is visually twice the size of her left.
But we guarantee the distracting parts of this dress would visually recede if she had just styled herself according to the dress’s needs. The DIY makeup and the messy hair are failing to unify the look. Had she chosen a more casual look or one with a little less color and pizazz, she could’ve gone with the head styling she’s sporting. But a dress like this really does beg for a fully beat face and some sort of hairstyle that looks like a little time was spent on it. Sorry to be bitches about it. We certainly don’t think a woman has to sport a lot of makeup and a hair do all the time – or even any of the time. But a high-fashion gown exploding with color needs head styling to balance it out. If nothing else, a little something to even out the skin tone for picture-taking is essential – and we’ve said the same about male stars plenty of times. The dress has potential, but you really need to get your head done to wear it on a red carpet.
That trailer is the sole reason why we didn’t put this dress up to an “IN or OUT?” vote. CLEARLY, it would skew the results.
– Peter Pilotto Dress from the Fall 2019 Collection
– Nicholas Kirkwood ‘VV pump’ in Black Galaxy Lurex
Styled by Jeanann Williams
[Photo Credit: INSTARImages, vogue.com – Video Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures via YouTube.com]