Impact Style takes a look at the best and worst celebrity fashion had to offer this week.
THIS WEEKS BEST DRESSED CELEBRITY: JENNIFER LAWRENCE
In my mind there is no doubt why Jennifer Lawrence has become the new face for Dior, if her recent Autumn ad campaign for Dior hasn’t convinced you, then this dress should! The original floor length gown from Dior’s Fall Couture collection is such a show stopper that only a pair of gold strappy sandals is needed to complete the look. The structured simplicity and jacquard silk create an elegant dress, whose silhouette is unusual enough to prevent its simplicity from coming across as boring.
Dianna Agron wore a ballet inspired chiffon and applique lace dress to the Natural History Museum Gala. Looking as if she just came off the stage of Swan Lake; Dianna maintains an ethereal grace which is edged up slightly by the black, double-buckled stilettos, black nail varnish and metallic clutch. The overall look of the dress is beautiful but I feel that if the lace and chiffon were the same colour (not white and ivory), Dianna could have looked stunning.
It could have been very easy for this dress to resemble an old pair of oriental curtains; however the cut, textuality, and reverse print make it look excitingly chic. The A-line cut, which shows off a bit of leg creates a sexy silhouette that contrasts nicely with the rather conservative neckline. But what really made me fall in love with this dress is the draping of the fabric. The skirt, with its folds and layering, gives the dress a more natural-unstructured feel, while the smooth tailoring of the bodice still enables Elizabeth Bank’s amazing figure to be seen – Ying and Yang in fabric form.
The only thing traditional about Solange Knowles’ third wedding outfit is the colour! The caped jumpsuit manages to combine elegance, sex appeal and a touch of 80s revival in one perfect piece. The High-waisted, tailored trousers contrast beautifully with the billowing, unstructured layers of silk and chiffon at the neckline of the Stéphane Rolland designed jumpsuit. The cut out prevents the yards of fabric from detracting from Solange’s figure, providing us with a cheeky glimpse of cleavage; reminding everyone that Beyoncé’s little sister is just as fashion fierce.
In New York at a BAFTA event, Keira Knightley stepped onto the red carpet dressed in a Holly Fulton Spring 2015 dress. Nude heels make sure that everyone’s attention remains on the delicately placed applique flowers running down the centre of the trapeze silhouetted dress. Keira looks charmingly elegant in this simple Parisian inspired dress.
WORST DRESSED THIS WEEK: KIM KARDASHIAN
With the recent nude photo-shoot for PAPER magazine it is clear that Kim Kardashian West is not afraid of making a statement. And this ‘dress’ is certainly a statement – a rather tasteless one. Although PVC may be coming back into style, it is certainly not in the form of a skin coloured plastic body-con monstrosity. It may be harsh but when I see Kim in this dress I don’t think ‘fashionable’ or ‘sexy’ , if anything I think ‘roast ham’ or maybe even ‘plastic salmon’.
Brooklyn Decker makes our worst dressed list this week – farmer chic anyone? For someone with an amazing figure, this outfit does Brooklyn no favours. The flannel checked shirt makes her look top heavy, with the rolled-up sleeves making her shoulders look broad and the knot at the bottom, rather than accentuating her waist, hides it. The outfit may not be the best, but her make-up and hair still look lovely. With the dark red lip tying in with the heeled pumps nicely.
Black is usually a slimming colour, but the cut of this dress is doing Jennifer Garner no favours as she stands on the red carpet at the Save the Children Illumination Gala. With nothing to accentuate Jenifer’s waist, the fabric skims straight down, making her look boxy and ill-proportioned. The hemline does her no favours either, showing only the bottom half of her shins, making Jennifer look shorter and more dowdy.
Dakota Fanning has been a regular on fashion magazines stylish celebrity awards since she first appeared on our TV screens, but sadly after seeing this outfit she may become barred forever. This black and navy satin dress designed by Zac Posen looks rushed. The hem line isn’t straight and the panels of satin have puckered and ruched where they have been sewn together. Unfortunately the decision to give Dakota barely there make-up and tousled hair, along with the dress, has made her look like a piece of crumpled up laundry that has just been chucked into the washing machine and then left outside to dry.
Scarlett Johansson may have just become a mother but that is no excuse for her becoming matronly. The shape of this dress screams M and co. with a more high street than red carpet chic feel. The shoes have even taken on a more middle-aged look, with the pointed toe and kitten heel doing nothing to amp up this outfits sex appeal. Not that I am suggesting Scarlet Johansson should still be dressing like she did in her early twenties, mutton dressed up as lamb has never been a good look, but she is still too sexy and stylish for me to tolerate this outfit. Please Scarlett Johansson, don’t give up on fashion just yet!
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