If Cardi B wants to put on a tight dress and pose to beat the band in her bedroom, who are we to complain? Thank you for blessing us with the distraction, Miss B.
We have notes, however.
Design-wise, we don’t love the mismatched yoke. Maybe it would work with another set of textiles, but right now it’s the bridge-too-far on a design that has more than enough going on. We can say that it definitely looks better on Cardi with her CardiCurves than it does on the runway or look book model. It’s tight, it’s tiny, and it’s got a slit, side cutouts, corseting, and a porthole neckline. There is nothing subtle about a dress like this and we’d be missing the point if we sniffed about its tackiness or showiness.
We definitely prefer the look book styling, without the thigh-highs. Not because the thigh-highs are scandalous. If anything, we think they’re a little tired. The dress just looks fresher and less costumey without them. But like we said, we’d be missing the point if we didn’t acknowledge that this honestly is serving as a sort of promo costume right now. She’s getting her picture out there by serving a lewk. It’s totally on-brand for her and there’s no way we could claim she’s not working the hell out of it.
Kim Shui Halter Brocade Dress with Lace Cutouts
[Photo Credit: Cardi B/Instagram, selfridges.com]