Celebrity Style on Trial: Blake Lively’s maxi dress

Spl62069_0171Because of our Gossip Girl fixation, The Fashion Police feel obliged to like Blake Lively. And we do! We really do. We can’t help but wonder, however, whether Blake may have taken the “cleavage OR legs” rule just a little too literally here. Sure, we appreciate the attempt to balance out the so-low-we’re-waiting-for-a-nipple-slip nature of the top half of her dress with a longer bottom half, but … did it have to be quite so low? Or quite so “90s peasant chic”?

We don’t know. What we do know is that Serena wouldn’t ever wear something like this, but then, perhaps that’s the whole point here. What do you think, readers: a good look?


  • November 20, 2008


    True…if the skirt were solid with the top, I’d love it. I’m a big fan of low cut dresses worn properly, and Blake is doing it properly. Overtly sexy AND sophisticated do not normally come hand in hand. Yes, If the skirt were the same as the top, it’d be a winner in my book.

  • November 20, 2008

    Amanda Nicole

    I’m with gokarm on this one. The way it is here, it’s too MK Olsen for me.

  • November 20, 2008


    I’m not sure how someone with Blake’s figure wearing a dress that low-cut can look matronly but somehow it does. Not a great look. If the dress were knee-length and she was wearing different shoes this might have worked. But this outfit just looks off.

  • November 20, 2008


    I do not like it either. The lower half of the dress just does not seem to belong to the top half.

  • November 20, 2008


    I almost *never* like maxi-dresses. This one, though, is not that offensive.
    I do wish the bottom half was not that weird gingham-y print. But the overall shape and proportions of the neckline, waist, and skirt are actually quite flattering.

  • November 20, 2008


    Thumbs down from me. The shape is good, but that neckline distracts way too much, and not in the good way. I’ve never thought that super-low-cut necklines can flatter cleavage in any way.