Elisabeth Moss (twice!), Kerry Washington, Maria Sharapova and more in the biggest fashion faux pas of the week.
1 / 20
Clearly her Wonder Woman pose is accentuating her upper half (and incredibly toned arms!), but the fit along the bust line could stand to be a smidge higher. And the over-sized hoop belt buckle is lackluster and feels too casual along with her glitzy earrings. A sleek wide leather or patent leather belt would have added more polish.
2 / 20
The former Gossip Girl star nailed everything from the waist down: those amazing printed pants are nicely tailored and the geometric lines of the sandals are the perfect finishing touch. But the top is a letdown, with its loose fit, wide neckline and almost-matching metallic trim. A change of colour, such as black or stark white, or texture, say a linen-blend tee, would have been a better fit.
3 / 20
Despite a full skirt and plumage trim, there was nothing fairytale fab about this dress that Brit star Jenna wore to the Cinderella premiere while accompanying her handsome beau, Richard Madden. The less-is-more rule definitely applies to any elaborate embellishment such as feathers, hence I’d eliminate the asymmetrical hemline, the off-the-shoulder detail and, most importantly, the sheer tank underlay.
4 / 20
Helena Bonham Carter
Given that the Cinderella star is known for wearing two different shoes at once, this is certainly a tame look for the style eccentric. It just feels like too much dress for her. I’d like to see this pared down a bit, with a strappy or lower neckline and sleeker skirt. And, in this case, I’d also swap the matching earrings for darker gems.
5 / 20
Few things make me happier than pop of colour shoes, so they can stay, but the proportions and exposure of this LBD make Moss appear top heavy. Perhaps a little tailoring along the sides would even things out nicely?
6 / 20
Two blazers are not better than one, even for the genius producer/writer behind hit show Transparent. I like everything else about this look, from the over-sized white shirt to printed pants and must-have flatform oxfords. But one-half of this jacket has got to go.
7 / 20
There’s no denying that this mother of twins has a rocking post-baby body, I’m just not sure this dress is doing it any favours. I would have liked to see less of the fitted over-dress and more of the floaty under-skirt on the Guardians of the Galaxy star, and a more geometric neckline to boot.
8 / 20
The musician/actress looked springtime fresh in an all-white ensemble--and her silver sandals were to die for--but look veered a little too close to karate uniform territory. Introducing a contrasting texture, like a quilted print shirt, or switching to a slim-cut trouser to narrow proportions would have upped the chic factor.
9 / 20
I like both the colours in Kerry’s dress, just not sure I love them together. And there seems something disjointed between the va-va-voom top and the basic bottom half. More of one or the other might have made a larger impact for the star. I can easily imagine an amazing slinky column dress in that crimson satin.
10 / 20
We expect a little flash from the woman who got her big break starring in Prince’s Purple Reign movie, but a corset top, leather pants, and a feathery jacket is overkill. A simple trade of the corset for a black silk tank top would have taken this look down a notch without losing its showy essence. And gold-heeled sandals would have been edgy yet elegant.
11 / 20
Pauley looks great in rock-inspired looks, but this one could stand to be toughened up. I’d swap this slouchy metallic knit for a sleek leather sheath dress. And rather than a low-slung belt, I’d choose to place one at waist level to balance proportions. What can stay? The double cuffs, love that style statement.
12 / 20
Aja Naomi King
From the wide band across her shoulders to the obvious extra fabric in the middle, the stunning young star looks like she’s trapped in a terribly baggy dress. It’s also too long. For her slight frame, I’d go with a more form-fitting dress, like a streamlined halter sheath, hemmed just above the knees.
13 / 20
I think my biggest problem with this is that nothing about this humdrum denim dress worn with towering black shoes says “I’m a superstar trainer.” I simply expect more from the woman behind such incredible bods. A tailored dark denim romper finished with ladylike pointy toe heels would exercise a little fashion muscle.
14 / 20
The Mad Men star has been best-dressed in the past, but the floaty side panels on this look need to work a little harder to win me over. If they were more exaggerated they would have made more of a statement. And more of that sleek black trim along the neckline and straps might not have hurt either.
15 / 20
Here’s a little reminder that even a woman as gorgeous as Emmanuelle can’t pull off everything. Even with jaw-dropping reflective heels in play, this white column dress sends out a strong I-just-wrapped-myself-in-a-bath-towel vibe. It’s simply too loose and too long. Chopping it to knee length, slimming down the skirt and dressing it up with a belt and necklace could have been saving graces for the actress who we’ll soon see on the big screen.
16 / 20
I didn’t think it was possible for the statuesque tennis star to look dowdy, but I’ve been proved wrong. A combination of print and silhouette is to blame. Besides a brighter colour palette, getting rid of the elbow-length sleeves would have gone a long way to lightening up this frock.
17 / 20
There’s lots to love about this vintage-inspired dress on this leading lady, but the bottom line is it’s too voluminous for her petite frame. Carving out a little bit of a waistline, even just at the rib cage, would have helped make this appear less tent-like.
18 / 20
From the animal print to the wide-legged pants and statement earrings, I like all the elements the star is putting out there…I’d just like a re-think of proportions. The jacket in particular is a little on the long and boxy side to be worn with such a voluminous pair of pants.
19 / 20
The buttercup colour is a breath of fresh air, and the silhouette in general is sweet but this is a lot of dress for a petite figure. Taking in the bodice and shortening the hemline would have maintained the airy, romantic aesthetic while being better suited to the dance star’s shape.
20 / 20
The '70s trend that’s captivating fashion at the moment can be tricky terrain. Odd colour combos and out there patterns abound, whether you’re shopping vintage or vintage-inspired. Rather than a patchwork design of jarring colours, I’d put the British actress in a sleek fringe dress–it’s the hottest detail that nods to the era while still looking ultra modern.