We’re usually pretty big fans of Miss Elle’s embrace of the precious in her style, arguing that she’s a prime example of someone leaning hard into the look the universe is practically begging her to work. But this? This may be the stop on the Twee Bus route where we disembark (because “get off” sounded icky here).
Anyway, it’s a hard no for us. While we think the milkmaid hair has its charms, pairing it with a granny dress is one precious bridge too far. It’s possible she could work this dress with the right kind of styling, but the nude pumps and Mrs. Claus hair make it look like a Halloween costume on her. Give her a pair of granny glasses and she’d be good to go. Even with the right styling (whatever that is, because the look book shot certainly isn’t any help on that front), we’d still think this red looks pretty awful on her.
Red Valentino Printed Dress with Bow Detail from the Fall 2019 Collection
Styled by Samantha McMillen
[Photo Credit: Terence Patrick/CBS, Courtesy of Red Valentino – Video Credit: The Late Late Show with James Corden via YouTube.com]