We’re giving this dress its own post for no other reason than it was one of our favorite looks of the night, but it took until the light of day for us to realize it. We couldn’t stop thinking about it.
We’re not super-huge fans of this sort of naive romanticism. If we were being total bitches here, we might even suggest that she looks like a coloring book. Except that actually sounds like a compliment. We think what this really comes down to is the marriage between garment and wearer. It’s one of the biggest components of good style and in this case, we think Kaitlyn’s looks and personality help to sort of cut through the fashion-doll sweetness of the dress. In other words, you put this on Jennifer Lawrence and the Barbie jokes would fly fast and furious. On Kaitlyn, with the minimal styling chosen, the look is pretty and romantic, but not overly so. It just works.
– Valentino Floral Gown from the Beijing Couture Collection
– Jennifer Meyer JM Large Diamond Graduated Tennis Studs and Ruby and Diamond Marquise Ring
– Aldo ‘Evita’ Plateau Sandal
Styled by Karla Welch | Hair by Bobby Eliot | Makeup by Gita Bass
[Photo Credit: JENNIFER GRAYLOCK/INSTARimages.com, Kevork Djansezian/NBC, Todd Williamson/NBC, valentino.com]
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