WHO WORE IT BETTER?
Candice Swanepoel VS Michelle Dockery in Peter Pilotto
Last night Beverly Hills, California saw the Victoria’s Secret SWIM party hosted by VS Angel Candice Swanepoel (along with fellow Angels Alessandra Ambrosio and Karlie Kloss) at a private residence. Candice stepped out in a gorgeous dress from Peter Pilotto’s S/S13 collection. The figure skimming dress consists of a halter-neck bodice; sharp neckline in a broad black trim and a coloured pattern continuing down the centre of the mid-length skirt, fanned out in a peplum hem. Candice let her golden tan shine through and opted to enhance, rather than change, the colours for her makeup; Lips were plumped with a neutral mid-toned rose lipstick and eyes softly smoked in a golden shadow, before thinly defined with black liquid eyeliner. Her hair was kept neat in a top-knot bun and wrapped with a plait. She kept the accessories to a minimum through black, pointed-toe stilettos.
The dress had, understandably, made an appearance back in January when Michelle Dockery wore it to the Pre-SAG Party in Los Angles. Michelle is one of few who can be caught in the same dress as a model and gain fashion points for her figure. Although Michelle chose a cute box clutch and gorgeous statement earrings as accessories that matched, she also chose her pointed stiletto’s in red – that didn’t. The theme was further carried to her red (Read: Tangerine) lips, rosy glow and subtle, sultry makeup.
The Peter Pilotto dress (£1,306) is worth a peak for the back alone but for a fraction of the price try the Patagonia dress (NOW £28). Think Glam not Boho-sham, minimal accessories: Pointed stilettos’ will elongate your pins whilst balancing out a patterned dress. Channel your inner VS model in a pair of Kurt Geiger heels (£220). Prefer Michelle’s look? They come in Red.
WHO WORE IT BETTER? The body to die for including perfect accessories would have gone to Michelle, but getting her red hues wrong did her no favours. She looks washed out so this time, my vote goes to Candice. Let me know your verdict below!