Celebrity Style on Trial: Mandy Moore at the Vanity Fair Portraits Gala

Spl56963_0181From the neck up and from the waist down, we think Mandy Moore looks fantastic here. Sleek, elegant, sexy – pretty damn hawt, no?

It’s the middle part we have issues with. That almost-a-shress bodice, and the whole “here are my boobs and here is my bra”-ness of it. Of course, a little bit of cleavage can go a long way, but this is not a “little bit” of cleavage, really, which is why Mandy here finds herself up On Trial.

What do you think, folks? Love it? Hate it? Totally indifferent to it? Tell us! (You can view the bodice in close-up after the jump to help make your mind)


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10 Comments

  • October 23, 2008

    Alex D

    A perfectly decent LBD ruined by horrible sheer, slashed effect yuckiness. Such a shame!

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  • October 23, 2008

    Arielle

    I think the effect could have been achieved minus the sheer material showing the bra, and the dress would have been better for it.

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  • October 23, 2008

    kora

    To be honest, I wouldn’t think it was that horrible, but just that little bit of lacing by the shoulder makes it look really cheap and trashy

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  • October 23, 2008

    Bre

    I think it looked kind of cute in the first picture, I was actually wondering what was so bad. But then I saw the close up. I agree with the last comment about the lacing at the top…looks trashy. I think it would look ok if you couldn’t see the lace bra she’s wearing.

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  • October 23, 2008

    aldyndskies

    The designer intended the dress to be worn braless – an invisble bra and the trashy becomes chic. The lacing appears to allow adjustment so the non-sheer covers the proper area.
    The dress is ok- it’s Ms Moore’s unwillingness to wear the proper undergarment that made it trashy (and probably made the designer cringe)

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  • October 23, 2008

    aldyndskies

    The designer intended the dress to be worn braless – an invisble bra and the trashy becomes chic. The lacing appears to allow adjustment so the non-sheer covers the proper area.
    The dress is ok- it’s Ms Moore’s unwillingness to wear the proper undergarment that made it trashy (and probably made the designer cringe)

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  • October 23, 2008

    Amanda Nicole

    I agree that the dress was most likely intended to be worn sans bra. Either way, I thinks the bodice is too confusing to be flattering.

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  • October 23, 2008

    bootsie

    Words fail to describe this awful-ness!

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  • October 23, 2008

    LSL

    I agree with the other posters – the dress was intended to be worn braless. Had Ms. Moore done that, the dress would have actually been quite cute.

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  • October 24, 2008

    joey

    i dont see how shes wearing a bra?

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