Bad hair day, Melissa George? This would certainly be one way to solve it, but somehow we think this is more style-statement than anything else. Or perhaps she just had really cold ears? It’s fairly unusual to see hats worn to formal events these days, so what do you think of this look from Melissa? Would you like to see more headgear on the red carpets of the world?
Bow front silk knit dress, £195, Anonymous [polldaddy poll=3112362]
The Cecelia Dress by Kirsty Doyle, £390, My-Wardrobe [polldaddy poll=3089980]
By the time it gets this late on a Friday afternoon, the fashion blogger’s brain has started to turn to mush (yes, even more so than usual!), so we’re actually quite grateful to Kelly Osbourne for spelling out what she’s wearing in this photo: literally. It’s a little black dress, you see: and we know we’re right about that because it says so on the back! Thanks, Kelly! What would be even more awesome would be if Luke Worrall’s suit had “Black Suit” written on the back. Or if harem pants had “Crime of Fashion” printed on them. Well, it would certainly make OUR job easier, anyway. Little black dress aside, isn’t Kelly Osbourne looking amazing these days? You’ll find…
Black structured dress by Closet, £38, Oli [polldaddy poll=3079101]
She’s looking just a little more dressed up than most of us would for a day out and about in New York, but then again, if being followed around by photographers all day doesn’t give you an excuse to brush up, we don’t know what would! Katy Perry is pictured here in a black studded mini dress, and she’s clearly paid some attention to detail too, because the studs are also picked up on her shoes, with the paler strip on the top of her sunglasses completing the look. What do you think?
Demi Moore must be a really hard act to follow, but such is the fate of Rumer Willis, who has the added disadvantage of being constantly compared to her famous mother. Rumer has really been starting to find her fashion feet recently, though, and is looking better than ever in this one-shouldered Jill Stuart dress, worn with Gucci sandals. What do you think?
You can tell from the model’s expression in this picture that she is thinking, “OK, just keep still, one wrong move and the photographer is going to get flashed with something I really don’t want to flash”’. She would be right too. We just hope this dress comes with a plentiful supply of fashion tape to prevent any wardrobe malfunctions. Twist too far to the right or left and you’ll be flashing a whole lot more than you intended. Perhaps you are supposed to wear something underneath it? Saks Fifth Avenue seem to think this dress is acceptable styled in the way it is. Clearly their stylists have not heard the ‘low cut or short length’ rule. But they also think…
Oli one-shoulder corsage dress, £65 [polldaddy poll=2943201]
Wow! Doesn’t Shenae Grimes look all grown up! This is a much more sophisticated style than we’re used to seeing in the 90210 star (in fact, we actually didn’t recognise her at first), but although this dress is very plain, the short length and zebra-print shoes keep it all looking fairly youthful, too. We think she looks fantastic: what do you think?
A striking, all-black look from Agyness Deyn, seen here at the Princes Trust Spring Ball last night. This would’ve been too harsh on a lot of other people, but we think Agyness manages to carry it off. The haircut helps: we’re really liking this short bob on her, which brings a glam, 20s feel to the look.
Monica Cruz attended the Fotogramas Awards last night in order to pick up an award on behalf of her sister, Penelope, and we bet there were a few double-takes from the people in the audience, because the family resemblance is pretty clear, no? Looks like the Cruz family were definitely blessed with good genes, too: both sisters are absolutely gorgeous, and we like Monica’s black mini dress and nude coloured suede shoes, too.
The hair and makeup are still perfectly “pin-up”, but this is actually the least “retro” we’ve seen Dita Von Teese in a while. She’s posing in front of a wall of Cointreau, to promote the brand’s latest cocktail, the “Cointreaupolitan”, and, as always, she’s wearing shoes by Christian Louboutin. What do you think of this look?
Kaliko Sculpted Office Dress, £45, John Lewis [polldaddy poll=2755940]
Kirsty Doyle Black Celestine Dress, £445 [polldaddy poll=2752760]
Leona Lewis has often been criticized by the fashion press for being beautiful but boring. At last, though, she seems to be starting to take some tentative steps away from the safety net, with some, er, “interesting” choices of outfit. Her appearance at the Brit Awards this week, and now at the Harper’s Bazaar party, both saw Leona looking a little bit “edgier” than we’re used to, and she opted to emphasise her shoulders both times – first in that dramatic silver William Tempest number at the Brits, and now in the black be-winged mini dress you see above. We appreciate the effort to stand out more, but feel that Leona never really looks comfortable, regardless of what she’s wearing,…
Unlike Nicole Ritchie, who we spied on earlier, Kim Kardashian DOES have a track record featuring short, overtly sexy dresses, and this one is no exception. Kim is seen here launching her new fragrance (imaginatively named ‘Kim Kardashian’) at Sephora in a dress which isn’t just short, low-cut and, er, wet-look, but which also features a “side vent”. Take a look under the jump – and don’t forget to tell us what you think!
A little bit of a departure here for Nicole Ritchie… We’re more used to seeing her in something long and flowing than in a traditional “boobs-out” little black dress, but here she is arriving at Letterman last night in the aforementioned LBD. What do you think?
We love this photo of Fergie. Kinda looks like she’s got Josh Duhamel trapped inside that car, and she’s refusing to let him out until he does something. Buys her shoes, maybe? Attagirl, Fergie! That’s the kind of thing WE’D do, too. As for the outfit: we like that too. Peplum dresses always run the risk of looking a bit dated or fussy, but this one manages to escape that fate, and overall, it’s a pretty sleek look from the Fergster. What do you think?
Black ‘Ivy’ dress by Fever, £34.99 [polldaddy poll=2555667]
We really like the cut of January Jones’ Lanvin gown, but unfortunately the black colour is doing a pretty good job of hiding all that’s wonderful about it: and the slightly creased look in this photo isn’t helping much, either. We think this would’ve been stunning in a different colour: as it is, though, we’d have to give it ‘could’ve been so much better”. What about you?
Anna Paquin kept it simple in this black dress with purple accents, at the Golden Globes party this weekend. We love the belt, but tend to think this type (and length) or dress needs shoes a little more special than these ones to make it work. What do you think? [polldaddy poll=2500942]
Hmmm. You know, we don’t hate this. Which is actually quite surprising, because it’s Mariah Carey, who has enjoyed automatic Fashion Criminal status here for… well, forever, basically. Something’s preventing us from loving it, too, though, and we can’t quite put our fingers on it. Can you? Or do you just want to cast this dress into the bleak depths of the Fashion Police jail? [polldaddy poll=2475687]
Love Spell Retro Chic Dress, $150, Stop Staring
Alexander Wang corseted satin jersey dress, £755
Black off-the-shoulder wiggle dress, £54.50
Alice + Olivia buster dress with sculptural skirt, $462
Sportmax Golf Technical Cami Dress, £537
You just can’t go wrong with a little black dress, can you? Dress it up with pearls and stilettos, dress it down with a cardi and flats; wear it to dinner, to parties – wear it to work if you want, and if it’s the right kind of little black dress. This ‘Annora’ black dress from Coast wouldn’t exactly be suitable for work, given that it’s made from Duchesss satin, but you will be able to wear it to just about every kind of formal occassion you can think of. This is one of those dresses that you’ll hold onto for years and will make you feel good every time you wear it. It’s the kind of dress everyone should…
Y’all know by now that I love me some big bows. What you might not know, is that I also love bateau necks – big time. Net-a-Porter have two great examples of both of these in at the moment – Diane Von Furstenberg’s bateau neck wrap dress (which has a gorgeous, deep V at the back) and this utterly fabulous oversized bow coat by Erotokritos. I’d sell my soul for either one, but if I had to choose, I’d probably go for the coat, which would be the item that would get the most wear. Good to see bateau necks in fashion for Fall, though – The Fashion Police definitely approve!