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Style on Trial: Kate Beckinsale’s DIY mini dress at the 2012 Film Independent Spirit Award Nominations

Kate Beckinsale at the 2012 Independent Spirit Award NominationsSUSPECT: Kate Beckinsale
SPOTTED: 2012 Independent Spirit Award Nominations, Hollywood
WEARING:  Shortened lace dress by Tadashi Shoji, Brian Atwood shoes

Remember when you were a teenager and you REALLY wanted to wear mini skirts to school, but your mum – or the school – wouldn’t let you? So you’d leave for school in the morning with your hem at the parentally-pre-determined length, but then, as soon as you were out of sight, you’d stop and roll it up at the waistband, so that by the time you arrived at school, you’d look like you were taking part in a game of “dress or top“?

Or was that just us and Kate Beckinsale?

What Kate’s done in the image above, you see, is basically a version of that “schoolgirl roll”. Here’s what the dress looked like on the runway, as a comparison:

Kate Neckinsale in a nude mini dressSo, Kate’s just hiked up the waistband, turning a shapeless shift into a slightly less shapeless mini, with an overhang at the waistband.

Which look do you prefer, though? The runway version or The Kate? Or should both of them be arrested for committing crimes of fashion?

[Images: PRPhotos.com]
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