Why Mary Louise. We do believe you’re on something of a fashion kick at the moment. Granted, she always ramps things up heading into awards season, but lately, she and her stylist seem to have settled into a formula that really works for her:
A simply shaped, full-coverage dress that has one or two details to make it eye-catching (in this case, the print), a pair of killer frames or shades, and goofy-ass, totally focus-pulling shoes that look like something Marie Antoinette would’ve worn. Despite everything, it works. The dress is cute and the shoes, while admittedly kind of ugly, are totally Meryl in style. She doesn’t dress for glamour like her contemporaries Helen Mirren or Jane Fonda. She doesn’t go for super-bold looks the way Glenn Close does. Meryl has always dressed like what she really is: a theater artist with money and access to luxury goods. Even without the stereotypical Boho markers, there’s something of the Bohemian to her style; a person who values truthful self-expression above self-promotion – or at least, someone who’s savvy enough to settle on that image and work it like a champ. Either way, there’s a specific Meryl Streep style and this look represents it at its best.
– Valentino Long-Sleeve Floral-Print Crepe de Chine Dress
– Dinosaur Designs Jewelry
– Mercedes Castillo ‘Violah’ Faux Pearl Embellished Kitten Heel Pump
Styled by Micaela Erlanger
[Photo Credit: Abaca/Instarimages.com, bergdorfgoodman.com]