Wednesday 25 April 2018

Red Carpet Wrap: Best and worst dressed

From left: Jaime King and Jennifer Lopez
From left: Jaime King and Jennifer Lopez

Edel Coffey

Who is a style queen and who should be taken away by the fashion police this week?

Best dressed: Jaime King

Sometimes the sexiest thing a woman can do is cover up. Actress Jaime King didn't put a foot wrong in this summery sequinned number that covers up her arms and décolleté and whose hemline falls demurely, just below her knees.

Paired with a sparkly clutch and satin black platform heels, she is class personified and effortlessly stands out from the sea of mini-skirts and plunging necklines.

The devil is truly in the detail, and Jaime knows how to add subtle touches of sexiness to her look.

She lays on the old-school glamour with classic Hollywood-waved hair and just a hint of tousled suggestiveness.

Also, while her shoes are plain satin, the towering stiletto adds a frisson and a counterpoint to the buttoned-up nature of her dress.

Va-va voom!

Worst dressed: Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez is undisputedly one of the world's most beautiful women, so an outfit like this can only be judged as an act of extreme self-loathing, a subversive attack on the world of fashion commentators or old-fashioned attention seeking.

Any which way you look at it, it doesn't make this outfit right. Lopez's hair and make-up are absolutely beautiful -- you can't go far wrong with raw materials like this -- but head-to-toe snakeskin is a fashion no-no, a rookie red-carpet mistake.

It might have been salvageable had she paired the dress with some plain footwear, or the over-the-knee Louboutins with an understated tunic, but together the result was too much animal print. In other words, plain trashy.

Still, it's encouraging to know even the world's most beautiful women get it wrong sometimes.

Irish Independent

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