I was going to launch my post to answer Julie's question about dressing for a gala event, but luckily I heard back from her today with the extra information I'd asked her for. So I'm tweaking that post to form a more comprehensive answer. In it's place, please enjoy these Modest Moment's from the Oscars.
An absolutely gorgeous color on her. Beautiful dress.
This dress fired up a lot of debate. It was basically either totally love it or totally hate it. I applaud her for the risky move that it obviously was, she's good at those moves. And I for one don't mind it at all. I think the chartreuse accents at the neck/shoulder detract from the look. Had those been the same pink color then your eye wouldn't have zeroed straight in on them, distracting from the other interesting details of the dress.
The detail on this dress might look like cutouts, but no. They're actually metallic shards affixed to the gown to create the pattern. Not exactly the kind of dress that makes you a great waltzing partner. Ouch! Neckline is too low.
I loved this dress. I would really love this dress in a less "wedding" color to use for future fancy events I might ever attend. I don't know if it's her haircut or what, but it didn't come off looking nightgown-ish, like another gown with a crew neckline and sleeves might have. The original version (that I'll actually be showing in another post) widened a lot as it reached the floor, giving it a much more trapeze silhouette. I like how it was altered to be more sleek and form fitting here.
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