Kerry Washington's in Louis Vuitton at the Django Unchained Berlin photocall
This isn’t the type of outfit just anyone could wear. The giant bow hair accessory is super-cute… but could look really childish if you weren’t very careful. The dress, meanwhile, is a great shape, with a great print, but the combination of long sleeves, high neck, loose fit and midi-length hem is a great way to look instantly frumpy… if you weren’t very careful. White, pointed toe stilettos, meanwhile? We still tend to associate them with the so-called “Essex girls” of the 80s – no offence to anyone from Essex (who was alive in the 80s) who happens to be reading this.

So no: this isn’t the type of outfit just anyone could wear.

Kerry Washington can, though. And not only can she wear it, she can wear it pretty darn well, if you ask us: we love the retro vibe she’s brought to this look, and how the sexiness of the shoes and playfulness of the bow help to both cancel each other out (so it’s neither a “sexy” look nor a “quirky” one) AND eliminate even the hint of frump from the dress shape.

We love it. What about you?

5 COMMENTS

  1. I like the dress but the hem could be a little bit shorter and the sleeves as well, and I would probably wear shoes that would pop out like red, blue or green, but overall I like it and she can definetly pull it off

  2. i think the length of both the hem and the sleeves is what makes the dress amazing! if it was any shorter or fitted there would be nothing special about it.

  3. I love that this is a look those of us who need to dress modestly for religious / cultural reasons can be inspired by! it can be frustrating to look at gorgeous frocks that are completely inapplicable to your wardrobe.
    Its actually awesome to see so many midi length, long sleeved dresses in magazines, blogs, on the red carpet, and by high street retailers lately! I remember when they were nowhere to be found – a mere what, 3,4, years ago? I’m TERRIFIED that this goodness will end soon…how many seasons do I have left to stock up? and can you imagine the backlash trend?
    (btw, this is not to be taken as insinuating that there is anything wrong with skin baring fashion. I am just happy when a trend works for me. )

  4. Don’t like the length, and the material looks like a posh table cloth. I think, however, that she looks great, she’d look great in a dustbin bag.

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