WHO WORE IT BETTER?
Jessica Alba, Khloe Kardashian and Mary J Blige in McQueen
This strapless silk dress is stunning! That’s no surprise seeing as it’s by one of my favourite designer houses, Alexander McQueen. The dress was originally made in a beautiful, emerald green and both actress Jessica Alba and singer Mary J Blige got their hands on it straight away, those lucky things! It was so popular with the celebs that the dress was rereleased for the Spring/Summer 2011 collection in an elegant dove grey which American TV star Khloe Kardashian picked out for the 2011 People’s Choice Awards.
Jessica wore hers to the Mexican premiere of Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer and doesn’t she just look gorgeous? It’s no wonder she is often voted one of the most beautiful women in the world when she dresses in beautiful gowns like this one. Some sparkly gold drop earrings and a messy up-do is all it takes for this lucky woman to be catwalk ready. Mary J Blige agreed that gold was the way to go, but went for the full-on, bejewelled look in an Egyptian-inspired necklace and bangle, plus some gold hoop earrings. Khloe on the other hand opted to go jewellery-free, taking just a small, leopard-print clutch and wearing her hair in tousled waves.
Unfortunately this dress was so popular it’s now sold out (not that I could have afforded it anyway at £1,895) and copies are hard to find, but pleats and chiffon were all over the Spring/Summer 2011 catwalks so expect to see them everywhere on the high-street soon! This pleated maxi dress from Asos is a great alternative and currently on sale for £48.50, plus it’s casual enough to be worn during the day.
My ‘best dressed’ award here goes to Jessica Alba – she’s chosen the perfect colour for her tanned skin and kept the accessories to a bare minimum which looks chic and effortless. Do you agree? Let me know who you think wore it better below!