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Are skinny jeans over?

Are skinny jeans over?

Jeans: Topshop

We’ve been hearing rumours about the death of the skinny jean for quite some time now, but is it true, we wonder? Are skinny jeans over? Let’s take a look at some evidence…

Exhibit A: Jennifer Aniston wearing boot cut jeans and a classic white shirt in New York last month. Boot. Cut. Jeans. We haven’t see those since… well, since Friends wasn’t just re-runs, let’s put it that way. Is Jen bringing the bootcut back? Well, the jury’s still out on this one: Jennifer Aniston, after all, has always stuck to a pretty classic style, and she’s been wearing more or less the same things for years now (no criticism, by the way, just fact), so we wouldn’t say she’s exactly got her finger on the pulse of fashion. Here’s some more evidence to consider, though:

Kate Bosworth, also pictured in New York last moth, wearing a pair of cropped flares – and not a skinny jean in sight. Hmmm. Between the bandanna and the flares, this is definitely much more of a “summer 2016” look: as is this one…

More cropped flares, this time on Emily Blunt, who’s also opted for a plain white t-shirt to wear with her wide legged jeans.

Finally:

Mom jeans. Well, they had to make an appearance sooner or later, didn’t they? Mom jeans have actually been around for quite some time now, and while we’ve been waiting (and hoping) for them to have had their moment, and then quietly retire from the style spotlight, it just doesn’t look like it’s going to happen anytime soon.

Conclusion?

Well, we wouldn’t quite start ringing the death knell for skinny jeans quite yet, because we think they’ll probably be sticking around for a while, at least. They no longer reign supreme, however, and it seems there are a whole host of other styles just waiting in the wings to take their place. Which could be either a good thing or a bad one, depending on your point of view…

Celebrity Fashion, Style Stealer

Style Stealer: Kristen Stewart’s white trouser suit

Head-to-toe white is a look that many people describe as “brave” – partly because it’s hard to imagine wearing so much white without spilling something on it (Which would kinda spoil the look, huh?), but also, we suspect, because it’s something of a head-turner. An all-white look is a guaranteed way to stand out in a crowd, even when the outfit itself is as simple as Kristen Stewart’s is here.

Kristen was spotted wearing this white trouser suit, paired with a v-neck t-shirt and white patent loafers, while out and about in New York this month. The success of this look is all down to the tailoring: the sharp cut of the jacket and trousers is offset nicely by the slouchy t-shirt, while the black and white loafers help keep the look casual.

Want to steal Kirsten’s style on a budget? Well, your first stop is, as always, good ol’ ASOS…

white trouser suit

These white cigarette trousers, teamed with a slim tailored jacket will help you recreate Kristen’s look – just add a t-shirt and flats, to dress it all down. Of course, if you’d rather dress it UP instead, a silk camisole and pair of strappy sandals, as shown here, will also look good.

white trouser suit

Missguided’s white blazer, meanwhile, has a tuxedo shape, which gives it a little more of an eveningwear look. You’ll still easily be able to dress this one down, though, and if you don’t want to go for head-to-toe white, with the matching trousers, this will also work with a pair of jeans, for a classic casual look.

As for the loafers, meanwhile, these ones by Miss KG aren’t exactly the same as the ones Kristen Stewart is wearing…

white loafers

… but they’re not too far removed either, and at least they’ll (probably) be a whole lot cheaper!

Celebrity Fashion, Style On Trial

Style Trial | Julianne Moore’s hairy dress (plus more photos from the Cannes Film Festival)

The Cannes Film Festival has been underway for a week now, and has presented us with the usual feast of fashion. Gorgeous gown, elegant coiffures, a flashback to the golden age of glamour: so far, so very stylish.

The Cannes Film Festival has also, however, brought us this dress from Julianne Moore. We need to talk about this dress.

We’ve dubbed it “The Hairy Dress”, because that was what instantly sprang to mind when we first saw the photos. Actually, though, it’s made from feathers: and Chanel feathers, at that.

The gown has a high neck, a short train, and a thick band around the waist to accommodate the pockets. We do love a dress with pockets, we must admit, but do YOU love this dress: that’s what we want to know? We think it has a certain old-fashioned glamour to it, and the colours work wonderfully with Julianne’s skin and hair colour: it’s also very much a statement dress, and the Cannes Film Festival is most definitely the place to make a statement.

What do you think? Do you love it? Do you hate it? Is it a crime of fashion, or should it be awarded a gold star? Cast your vote in the comments section below, and when you’re done with that, click through for a few more photos from Cannes this year!

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Celebrity Fashion

Fashion Police at the Duke of Cambridge’s Gala Dinner for the Royal Marsden

Our celebrity style suspects partied with none other than the Duke of Cambridge last night, at a charity gala dinner, to raise funds for the Royal Marsden Hospital, of which the Duke and Duchess are patrons.

Joining the Duke at Windsor Castle were the likes of Ralph Lauren, Benedick Cumberbatch, Emily Watson, Kate Moss and more. Did they manage to dress themselves in a manner befitting the occasion, though? Well, let’s take a look and see. In the pages which follow, we’ve compiled a dossier of photographic evidence: feel free to page through and give us your comments on each celebrity’s attire. Most importantly, we need to know:

Who was the best dressed? And who should be locked up in Fashion Police jail? Let’s see…

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Celebrity Fashion, Style On Trial

STYLE TRIAL | Elizabeth Olsen’s See-Through Dress from the Godzilla premiere

Elizabeth Olsen at the ‘Godzilla’ European premiere

OK, so “see-through” is possibly a bit of an exaggeration here. We can only see-through PART of Elizabeth Olsen’s dress here, and given the kind of thing we’re used to seeing on the red carpet these days, that’s no small thing.

With that said, we just don’t think we’re ever going to get fully on board with the “see-through skirt” trend. Because we’re old, presumably (just thought we’d get that out there to save you the trouble..). To us, though, this kind of look will also look like a wardrobe malfunction: as if the poor starlet got dressed, but forgot to put on the petticoat which was supposed to go with the dress. “Elizabeth,” we can almost hear her mother nagging her, “Don’t go out without your petticoat: remember what I’ve told you!”

But Elizabeth DID go out without her petticoat. Either that, or Elie Saab, who designed this dress, decided to corners, and missed a bit. It’s a shame, because it’s a stunning dress, which would be even more stunning with an extra layer of fabric under the skirt: sometimes we think designers seem to feel the need to be “edgy” at all costs, and most of the time, “edgy” translates as “you have to be able to see underwear”. It happens so often now that a sheer skirt is in danger of no longer being edgy at all: it’s just becoming the norm. (This is a good thing, actually: if see-through clothes become “the norm”, then presumably NON-sheer clothes will start to seem “edgy” in comparison, and we’ll all get to be fashion-forward, while wearing exactly what we’ve always worn…)

Still, we reckon Elizabeth Olsen is managing to pull this one of, so we’re inclined NOT to arrest her. What do you think?

Celebrity Fashion, Style On Trial

Style Trial | Kim Kardashian’s off-white ensemble for the USC Shoah Foundation 20th Anniversary Gala

Kim Kardashian at the USC Shoah Foundation 20th Anniversary Gala

Did you know Kim Kardashian is about to get married? Kim Kardashian is about to get married. And last night she got in some practice by wearing this bridal-inspired all-white ensemble to the the USC Shoah Foundation 20th Anniversary Gala. You can’t see from these photos, but the skirt has a very long train, so she’d have been able to get in some practice walking down the aisle in it for sure.

For us, the most amazing this about this look is that Kim has obviously picked out a facial expression to go with the outfit, and she rigidly maintained it all night as far as we can tell. Seriously, we’ve examined all of the evidence, and we were unable to unearth even a single photo in which her expression was even slightly different. Witness:

OK, there is this one:

But other than that, same expression, all night. How does she do it? WHY does she do it? Is this expression “in” right now? Is smiling a crime of fashion? We hope not, but absolutely nothing would surprise us, seriously.

Anyway: Kim is wearing a Lanvin skirt, Alexander McQueen shirt and Balmain blazer. Should you wish to re-create this outfit at home, it’s possible, although not necessarily advisable, and you WILL have people constantly asking you where the wedding is. If you must, though, we’d first of all recommend exchanging the satin skirt for a floaty maxi skirt (WITHOUT a train, unless you actually are getting married: most of us don’t want to be dragging our clothes along the sidewalk…), and the high-necked blouse for something a little less severe, like a silk cami. We can’t see what Kim’s wearing on her feet in these photos, and it doesn’t really matter because the skirt will cover your shoes anyway, so all we’ll say is this: PLEASE not Birkenstocks. Because it may only be May, but we’ve already identified our most hated fashion trend of the year…

Kim Kardashian-inspired all-white outfit

New Look blazer, £28, Mago maxi skirt, £20, Rut&Circle cami, £15, Office ‘Jools’ sandals, £65

What do you think of Kim’s look?

Celebrity Fashion, Style On Trial

Style Trial | Eva Green’s Elie Saab black and white mesh jumpsuit

Actress Eva Green wore this unusual black and white jumpsuit to the world premiere of Penny Dreadful in New York last night: we want to know what you think of it?

This is from the Elie Saab Resort 2014 collection, and features a black mesh top, attached to a white jumpsuit with wide sleeves. The trousers, meanwhile, are equally wide, and it would appear poor Eva was the unfortunate victim of that dastardly fashion criminal, The Foot Snatcher, because we can’t see her feet at all. Now we know why the Elie Saab presentation showed this collection in motion: an outfit like this is designed to flow, and we’re guessing it would probably look better with a bit of movement to it, than it does standing still on the red carpet.

Eva kept the rest of her look simple with this, going for a classic smoky eye and slicked-back hair. What do you think of the look, though? Does it get your seal of approval, or would you consider it a crime of fashion?

Elie Saab resport 2014 jumpsuit, as seen on Eva Green

Celebrity Fashion, Met Costume Institute Gala

Fashion Police at the MET Costume Institute Gala 2014

Last night saw fashion’s elite assemble on the red carpet for the Charles James: Beyond Fashion’ Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art: or “the MET Costume Institute Gala”, as we’ll be calling it for the sake of simplicity. The MET Gala is our favourite red carpet event: it’s not quite “fancy dress”, but the themed nature of the evening allows celebrities and designers to give free reign to their imaginations, so, unlike the Oscars, say, which have become somewhat dull in recent years, the MET Costume Institute Gala provides us with plenty of outrageous and inventive outfits to feast our eyes upon.

Because celebrities have the “dressing to a theme” excuse, it’s hard to accuse any of them of committing crimes of fashion for this event: it would be a little bit arresting someone for their Halloween costume (although don’t think we haven’t considered it…) Nevertheless, we’ve been getting lots of tweets on the subject of “Best Dressed at the Met Costume Institute Gala”, and note with interest the #kristenstewartbestdressed hash tag which some of you have been using in a bid to convince us to crow Kristen as Queen of the MET.

Should we, though? You’ll find photos from last night’s gala below: take a look and don’t forget to tell us what you think of them all. Most importantly: who do YOU think should win Best Dressed?

Oh, and our pick? Karen Elson:

Zoe Saldana

Jay-Z and Beyonce

Karlie Kloss

Jessica Alba

Rihanna

Kristen Wigg

Kylie Minogue

Lea Michele

Sandra Lee

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Lena Dunham

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen

Emma Stone

Beyonce

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

Naomi Campbell

Reese Witherspoon

Anne Hathaway

Sarah Jessica Parker

Lupita Nyong’o

Kristen Stewart

People think Kristen Stewart was best dressed at the MET Costume Institute Gala? And they feel strongly enough about this to start a hash tag – #kristenstewartnestdressed? Really?

Kirsten Dunst

Is that the Death Star on her dress?

Kata Mara

Adriana Lima

Maggie Gyllenhaal

Claire Danes

Taylor Swift

Hayden Panettiere

Leighton Meester

Solange Knowles

Selena Gomez

David and Victoria Beckham

Dianna Agron

Michelle Williams

Brie Larson

Katie Couric

Dakota Johnson

Karolina Kurkova

Emmy Rossum

Lena Hall

Anna Wintour

Elizabeth Olsen

Amy Adams

Blake Lively

Alison Williams

Charlize Theron

Suki Waterhouse

Hailee Steinfeld

Cara Delevingne

Lily Allen

Jessica Pare

Katie Holmes

Dita Von Teese

Celebrity Fashion

Best Dressed of the Week

Best Dressed of the Week

Before we get on to this week’s Best Dressed contest, let’s take a quick look at last week’s winner: Kate Upton, in this gorgeous black dress…

Kate was actually our pick for Best Dressed out of last week’s selection, too, so what can we say: our readers obviously have impeccable taste!

Now to decide who was the best dressed celebrity THIS week!

As you page through the style suspects below, you’ll be given the option to vote each celebrity either “innocent” or “guilty” of committing crimes of fashion, on a sliding scale of 1 -10, with 10 being the best dressed, and 1 being the worst. Once you’ve cast your vote, just scroll down the page to see the winners, with the Best Dressed celebrity appearing at the very top of the list.

Once again, we make the quick disclaimer that the celebrities in our slideshow aren’t here because we believe any or all of  them to be deserving of the title “Best Dressed”: they’ve been selected purely at random, from this week’s photos, and it’s up to you to decide what you think of their looks. All we ask if that if you’re leaving a comment that you please be respectful and avoid body snarking or personal attacks: remember, this isn’t the E! Network – criticise clothes, not people!

Here are our style suspects:

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Celebrity Fashion, Outerwear, Style Stealer

Style Stealer | Frankie Sanford’s (The Saturdays) bright yellow Zara coat

Zara yellow piqué coat

yellow Zara coat, as seen on Frankie from The Saturdays

Zara yellow piqué coat, £79.99

We loved this bright yellow coat when we spotted it on the Zara website a couple of weeks ago, and we love it even more now that we’ve had the opportunity to see it in action, as worn by Frankie of The Saturdays to the Kiss FM studios last week:

(For those of you who’ve never heard of Frankie Sanford or The Saturdays, she’s the one in the bright yellow coat. Obviously.)

This is a lightweight coat, suitable for the current season, and we love the 60s-style stand-up collar, and the causal-but-cool style. We also love the colour: yellow (especially bright yellows like this one) is a shade a lot of people hesitate to wear, fearing it’ll wash them out, or make their complexion look sallow. While it’s true that yellow won’t suit everyone (We don’t think there’s a colour in the world that suits EVERYONE), if you can pull it off, it’s a particularly nice shade for outerwear, providing a huge splash of colour, and allowing you to wear the most boring outfit imaginable underneath, and still look like you’ve made an effort.

Well, we don’t know about “boring”, but we’d say that simple is probably best with a colour like this. We couldn’t get a full-length image of Frankie, unfortunately (you can see one here), but both she and the Zara stylist chose to style this with plain trousers and top. We approve, and would probably style this similarly, perhaps playing up the slightly retro-feel of the shape:

what to wear with zara's yellow coat

capri pants // bardot top // pointed flats // cat-eye sunglasses // statement handbag

what to wear with a bright yellow coat

White shift dress // statement necklace // nude shoes // tote bag // gold watch 

what to wear with Zara's yellow coat

baby blue capri jeans// blue strappy sandals // white tote bag // fluffy sweater

What do you think of this coat? And regardless of how you answered, how would you style it, if it were to magically appear in your closet?

Celebrity Fashion

Best Dressed of the Week

Best Dressed of the Week at The Fashion Police

As the week draws to a close, it’s time to put on your Fashion Police Juror hats, and decide which celebrity was the Best Dressed of the Week.

To crown your Queen of Style, all you have to do is take a look at the images before and decide whether the celebrity in the photo is Innocent or Guilty of committing crimes of fashion. You vote on a sliding scale, with 10 being the highest possible fashion accolade, and 1 being the mark of a true fashion criminal. Once a few of you have voted, the contestants will automatically be ranked in a list at the bottom of the post (or that’s the idea, anyway!), with the Best Dressed of the Week appearing at the top of the list. Of course, this list will continue to be updated the more votes each contestant gets, so the Best Dressed could change – and it could be your vote that does it.

For this contest, we’ve selected a totally random selection of celebrity fashion photos from the week just gone. We’re not saying any or all of these celebrities are deserving of the ‘Best Dressed’ title: that’s for you to decide, so we’ve simply collated the mugshots and presented them for you in this identity parade. This week you’ll find red carpet photos from the UK Premiere of ‘The Other Woman’, the cast of Mad Men all dressed up for the season’s premiere, and more. Who’ll be the best dressed, though? Let’s find out…

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Celebrity Fashion, Style Stealer

STYLE STEALER | Jennifer Hudson’s polka dot skirt and red heels

polka dot skirt

We loved this polka dot pencil skirt/ red heels outfit, which Jennifer Hudson wore to a charity event in London last week. On paper, this might not sound like anything to write home about, but this is the kind of classic look which never really goes out of fashion, and which has tons of impact, despite its simplicity. Polka dots and red shoes always create a vaguely retro feel, but we love the way Jennifer has given this look a contemporary feel with the slouchy t-shirt and zip-front coat. She looks effortlessly elegant, with the bright red lips providing the perfect finishing touch to an outfit which could be easily adapted to a variety of different occasions.

If you want to steal Jennifer Hudson’s ACTUAL look, you can do it: her skirt is by Dolce & Gabbana, and, at the time of writing, it’s almost sold out at Net-a-Porter , although you may be able to track it down elsewhere. (If you can’t, there’s also a dress version which you may like, too.) There’s just one problem, though: it’s $995. And, you know, we like it, but we’re not sure we like it QUITE that much (We’re not sure we like ANY skirt quite that much, if we’re honest…), so we’ve put together our own version of the look, using items available from the UK high street, all of which cost considerably less than $995:

Jennifer Hudson in polka dot skirt and red heels

Dorothy Perkins polka dot pencil skirt // Mango t-shirt //Uniqlo trench // Office pumps // NARS ‘Jungle Red’ lipstick

Now, admittedly, this skirt isn’t quite as nice as the Dolce & Gabbana version, with its trumpet-style hem. This one is plainer, and with a smaller, more subtle dot, so it won’t have the same wow factor as the one Jennifer Hudson’s wearing. On the plus side, however, it’s a full £535 less than designer version, so we reckon we can live with that. Finally, as the weather’s starting to warm up, we’ve swapped Jennifer’s wool coat for a lightweight trench: oh, and don’t forget the red lipstick!

Celebrity Fashion

IMPORTANT! There is nothing wrong with Elsa Pataky’s baby bump! We are not the E! Network! Everyone calm down!

Elsa Pataky at the 2014 Oscars

[We posted this on Facebook earlier today, but wanted to put it here too, just so we don’t miss anyone…]

It’s come to our attention that, yet again, the E! Network “Fashion Police” show has brought the Fashion Police name into disrepute by apparently mocking Elsa Pataky’s baby bump on air. We’re getting a bit of abuse on Twitter about this (This has extended to people asking if our Twitter account should be shut down: things like this could obviously have quite serious implications for our brand and business, and it’s really disturbing to us that people will do things like this without checking to make sure they’re targeting the right person…), so we just want to clarify once again that we are not the E! Network, we have no connection to the show, and we certainly don’t share or endorse their views: in fact, it’s as annoying to us as it is to anyone else when they make comments like this – possibly more so, because we always get caught up in the backlash!

We currently have disclaimers on both the site itself, and on our social media accounts, stating that we are not connected to the E! Network, so we’re not sure what else we can do to get the message across, other than repeating posts like this every so often. It was suggested to us today on Twitter that it’s our own fault for having the same name as a popular TV show: just to be clear, we’ve been using the name “Fashion Police” online since 2005, and the E! Network show didn’t launch until 2010, so we actually DID have the name first, and could not have anticipated that a TV show of the same name would launch five years later – obviously if we’d known this would happen, we’d have gone with a different name!

Unfortunately changing our name now would cost a lot of money, and would potentially destroy the brand we’ve spent almost a decade building up, so it’s just not an option. All we can do is hope that most of our followers will realise that we have no connection to Joan Rivers et al, and cut us some slack when they express views which we definitely don’t share.

On the subject of Elsa Pataky and her bump…

Our mantra has always been “criticise clothes, not people,” and we hope our regular readers will know that it’s just not our style to attack someone for having a visible baby bump (or even a FOOD baby bump, come to think of it): in fact, we’re as offended as anyone else by that, because COME ON, people. The woman is pregnant! What’s she supposed to do, wear a sack?

And for the record: we think Elsa Pataky looks gorgeous.

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Celebrity Fashion, The Oscars

Fashion Police at the 2014 Oscars | 86th Academy Awards Red Carpet Gallery

Lupita Nyong'o at the 2014 Academy Awards

Lupita Nyong’o

It’s the 2014 Oscars, everyone!

On the morning after the 86th Academy Awards, it’s time to take a look back at the red carpet dresses, and decide which stars deserve a Fashion Police gold star for their efforts, and which could be accused of committing crimes of fashion.

At a time when red carpet fashion is becoming increasingly tame, we thought the 2014 Oscars provided a particularly “safe” collection of dresses, with very few to either wow us or cause us to reach for the cuffs. Our personal choice for Best Dressed would be Best Supporting Actress winner, Lupita Nyong’o, who was a vision in pale blue Prada, with a matching headband.

As always, however, we leave it up to you to decide who last night’s style winners and losers were, so grab yourself a coffee and a donut, sit back, relax, and take a look at our gallery of red carpet looks from the 2014 Oscars. We’d love to hear your thoughts on each outfit, but, most importantly, we want to know who YOU think was Best Dressed?

Oh, and before you go, please consider following us on these social networks:

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GALLERY: Fashion Fashion Police at the 2014 Oscars | 86th Academy Awards Red Carpet

Celebrity Fashion

Gwyneth Paltrow attracts Fashion Police attention at Iron Man 3 premiere

When it comes to being over-exposed on the red carpet, Gwyneth Paltrow is… let’s just say she’s known to us. She has priors, basically. Her appearance at last night’s Iron Man 3 premiere in Los Angeles, however, was revealing even for Gwynie:

Gwyneth Paltrow in sheer-sided black and white dress at the premiere of Iron Man 3

Gwyneth Paltrow in sheer-sided dress at the Iron Man 3 premiere

It’s an “illusion dress”: both in the sense that the white section at the front creates the illusion of a slimmer figure (not that Gwyneth needs to look slimmer, we hasten to add), and in the sense that when you just see it from the front, it creates the illusion of not being a complete crime of fashion.

Alas, when she turns to the side, the illusion is ruined and the whole look becomes about her bare ass. Awesome.

This is why we hate looks like this. It’s not about the dress, you see. It’s not about the style,. It’s definitely not about the woman wearing  the dress, which is what it SHOULD be about, if you ask us. No, it’s all about the bare butt. Which makes this the baboon of all dress, basically. Gwyneth’s basically running around the jungle here, showing her ass to all the other monkeys. Interesting.

We hereby christen this The Baboon Dress. We’d also christen it a crime of fashion, but that, of course, is up to you.

So, what do you think? Should we bring Gwyneth in for questioning, or let her go free?

Celebrity Fashion, The Oscars

Fashion Police at the Oscars 2013: red carpet roundup

We fear the age of celebrity stylists has made the Oscars boring. Gone are the days of Bjork in a swan dress or Celine Dion in a back-to-front tuxedo: these are the days of (mostly) immaculate hair and makeup, and very few risks. You could say that was a good thing, of course. The Fashion Police had to make very few arrests at the Oscars 2013, which technically means that most people were “well dressed”. It does make it all a bit dull, though, doesn’t it?

Jennifer Lawrence, in a long white dress, is interviewed by Kristin Chenoweth prior to the 2013 Oscars

Jennifer Lawrence and Kristin Chenoweth – The Oscars 2013

Fashion Police at the Oscars 2013: red carpet roundup

You’ll find the full gallery from the Oscars 2013 red carpet at the bottom of this post. Before you get to it, though, some very quick observations from us:

Kristen Stewart in a cream Reem Acra gown with applique detail at the Oscars 2013

Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart in Reem Acra on the Oscars 2013 red carpet

Props to Kristen Stewart for turning up on crutches, and being one of the few people to wear something that didn’t just make us go, “Oh yeah. Nice.” As is always the case with Kristen, though, the dress is wearing HER, rather than the other way around. Still, at least she tried.

Adele in a long black gown with beehive hair at the 2013 Oscars

Adele

Adele in Jenny Packham at the Oscars 2013

Adele is an absolutely stunning woman, who can rock a beehive and cats eye like no one else. It’s time for her to own it, and break away from the black beaded dresses: even The Fashion Police dog could’ve predicted she’d wear something exactly like this.

Naomi Watts in a grey glitter Giogio Armani Prive dress at the Oscars 2013

Naomi Watts

Naomi Watts in Georgio Armani Prive at the Oscars 2013

Now this is more like it. We always expect a little more from the actual nominees, and Naomi Watts didn’t disappoint. On paper, we’d probably hate the sound of this dress, but in person she looks stunning. She was our Best Dressed of the evening – but who was yours? Take a look at the gallery below and tell us who YOU think should take home the award for Best Dressed at the Oscars 2013?

GALLERY: Red carpet arrivals at The Oscars 2013

[Images: ©A.M.P.A.S. / PRPhotos.com]

Celebrity Fashion

Fashion Police at the 21st Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party

For everyone who doesn’t get invited to the Academy Awards, there is the Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party.

And for everyone who thought the Oscars 2013 red carpet was just a tad boring, there is Paz Vega:
Paz Vega in a 70s style white dress with ruffle neck and platform shoes at the 21st Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party

Paz Vega at the  Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party

Seriously, the shoes are worthy of an entire post on their own, aren’t they? Hell, the RUFFLES are worthy of their own post. WHY wasn’t Paz Vega at the Oscars? If everyone had dressed like this, we might have needed a little less coffee…

Meanwhile, for everyone who thought the Oscars were just a little too CLASSY, here are Heidi Klum’s breasts:

Heidi Klum in a gold dress with very low neckline

Heidi Klum at the  Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party

This whole look is just about the breasts, isn’t it? It really doesn’t matter WHAT the dress looks like: it serves merely as a frame for THE BOOBS. This is a look that’s becoming increasingly popular on the red carpet recently. Our main worry is where celebrities can go from here? Will they all just be topless this time next year? Nothing would surprise us at this point.

Want to see some more? Your wish is our command…

Gallery: The 21st Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party

[Images: PRPhotos.com]
Celebrity Fashion

Fashion Police at the Brit Awards 2013

Last night, celebrities rolled up to the O2 Arena in London for the Brit Awards 2013. The Brits are traditionally one of the awards ceremonies at which The Fashion Police make most arrests. For reasons we don’t quite understand, while the other awards shows tend to bring out the best in the celebrities who walk their red carpets (Or MOST of them, anyway…), the Brits… doesn’t. Was this year better or worse than usual in the style stakes? Let’s take a look and see…

Little Mix on the red carpet at the 2013Brit Awards

Little Mix at the Brit Awards 2013

The Brit Awards 2013: Arrivals…

The photo above more or less sums up this year’s Brits fashion for us. This is Little Mix: a band formed for The X-Factor, and as you can see, there’s a “wacky” one, a sexy one, one with a lot of cleavage and a quirky one. There isn’t one dressed in black, but that’s OK, because everyone else had that particular look covered – or UNcovered, in the case of Jessie J. Even Taylor Swift abandoned her usual white in favour of black for her arrival, although she DID change into a wedding dress to perform on stage, causing Twitter users to speculate that her performance of I Knew You Were Trouble might have been aimed at ex-boyfriend Harry Styles. Ouch.

Lana Del Rey, meanwhile, inexplicably turned up in a dowdy black nurse’s uniform, which made us want to take her away and dress her up like a doll. It’s OK to dress up for these things, Lana: you can wear that dress any old time…

You’ll find some more photos from the Brit Awards 2013 in the gallery below. Take a look, and don’t forget to tell us what you think: who was your best and worst dressed?

GALLERY: The Brit Awards 2013

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Fashion Police at the Elle Style Awards 2013

Daisy Lowe Elle Style Awards 2013

Elle Style Awards 2013

After the snoozefest that was the 2013 BAFTA Awards, we had high hopes for the Elle Style Awards 2013, and luckily we weren’t disappointed.

Being a Style Awards, you’d naturally expect the celebrity suspects in attendance to be a little more, well, stylish than those at other awards ceremonies, who, to be fair, are normally actors and musicians, who may or may not have any interest in style. Actually, though, this isn’t always the case, and sometimes we find style awards to be even more chock-full of fashion criminals than any other red carpet event. Strange, but true.

Happily, however, the officers in attendance at the Elle Style Awards found themselves handing out more Gold Stars than Fashion Citations, and we started off with Daisy Lowe (above),in an absolute dream of a 50s-style prom dress, which was pretty much guaranteed to have us reaching for the gold star. We’ve had Daisy on fashion probation ever since her appearance at the 2012 Pirelli Calendar reception, but we think it’s time to let her off the hook…

Next up:

Elle Style Awards 2013

Chloë Grace Moretz – Elle Style Awards 2013

Chloë Grace Moretz. She’s 16 years old, and already dressing better than many people twice her age. THIS is how you do monochrome/bold stripes, people: we hope you’re all taking notes here. Her shoes are by Christian Louboutin, and if we hadn’t sworn to uphold the law, we’d probably pay the Clothes Ripper or one of his associates to steal them off her feet, and bring them to us for safekeeping…

With two Gold Stars awarded, however, we had to turn our attention to some of the more questionable choices on show. Witness:

Alicia Vikander: Elle Style Awards

Alicia Vikander – Elle Style Awards 2013

Alicia Vikander in Louis Vuitton. Now, don’t get us wrong: we LOVE the shape and print of this dress, and loved the 60s vibe of this entire collection. It’s awesome. It’s also see-through. If Alicia here wasn’t holding her bag over her privates, you’d be able to see her knickers. We just can’t get past the see-through. As our officers know, point three on our Crimes of Fashion Checklist explicitly declares anything see-through to be a crime of fashion. In this case, the sheerness is even sadder than might otherwise be the case, because it’s ruined a really quite fantastic dress. It’s like those times when you spot something absolutely amazing hanging on the rack, but when you pick it up you realise it has some stupid cartoon figure printed on the back, or it’s missing a sleeve or something. Imagine finding this dress, and then realising that wearing it wouldn’t be TOO different from going out naked. (We don’t know about you, but we wouldn’t just be holding our handbags in a strategic fashion in this: we’d be hiding behind a plant pot all night.) Tragic.

Elle Style Awards 2013

Katy B – Elle Style Awards 2013

These tights. They’re not BAD, exactly. They’re just SO DISTRACTING. It actually wouldn’t matter WHAT she was wearing with them: all we see is the tights, because the tights are all this outfit WANTS us to see. Are they an interesting way to liven up a boring back dress, or could she have found some better way to do the same thing?

While you’re pondering that one, take a look at some more of the outfits from the Elle Style Awards 2013, and don’t forget to tell us what you thought…

GALLERY: Elle Style Awards 2013

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Fashion Police at the 2013 BAFTA Awards: red carpet

2013 BAFTA Awards

2013 BAFTA Awards

YAWN.

Well, it wasn’t the most exciting red carpet we’ve ever seen, was it? For the 2013 BAFTA Awards in London last night, most people seemed to be obeying some kind of unspoken “black or white” rule (or at least, the ones our agency decided to photograph were, anyway. Marion Cotillard, for instance, looked amazing in bright yellow, but, of course, we didn’t get a photo of her…). Perhaps the monochrome trend is more powerful than we knew?

What this meant, of course, was that anyone who dared to wear a brighter colour instantly stood out from the crowd. Step forward, Jessica Chastain, in brilliant blue:

Jessica Chastain at the 2013 BAFTA Awards

Great colour for her hair and skin tone, and kudos to all of the celebrities for braving the freezing temperatures and sleet on the red carpet. We can’t really blame Jennifer Lawrence for not taking her coat off…

Helen Mirren, meanwhile, took the opportunity to have people comment on how marvellous she looks “for her age” (Patronising, much?) by dyeing her hair pink, and twirling around on the red carpet:

Helen Mirren at the 2013 BAFTA Awards

We’ve always wondered how celebrities manage to resist the impulse to twirl in some of those giant dresses, so it’s nice to see someone giving in to it, and having a bit of fun, no?

Finally, an honourable mention to Sarah Jessica Parker for bucking the “long gown” dress and going with what appears to be a jumpsuit instead:

Sarah Jessica Parker at the BAFTA Awards

Even more of an honorable mention to SJP for managing to track down a jumpsuit (if, indeed, that’s what it is) we don’t actually hate. We’re not saying we’d wear it to the BAFTAs, but we CAN imagine wearing it somewhere, and that’s not something we’re used to being able to say about jumpsuits, so at least that’s something.

As for the rest of the suspects: meh. These looks aren’t terrible, but we don’t think they’re anything to write home about, either. Take a look at the gallery, and tell us what you think…

GALLERY: 2013 BAFTA AWARDS

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