Well, ladies, time for another Frock It! And where better to get inspiration than the recent Met Ball in New York, attended by everybody who’s anybody, and an all round good excuse to dress up?
I’l start with one of my personal favourites.
Also opting for ice blue was Elizabeth Olsen …
Yuck. The handbag clashes with the dress, and don’t even get me started on the shoes. Hate the nude panel at the top of the dress. Frankly it looks like an ice-skating outfit gone wrong. Horrid.
Moving on, two celebs who opted for Chanel dresses caught my eye – for very different reasons! The first was Lily Allen …
I think Lily looked beautiful in this elegant dress – I don’t often like her clothes, but this time she got it just right, I thought.
Unfortunately for Kristen Stewart, also in Chanel, she didn’t get it quite so right …
This dress featured in several of the ‘worst dressed’ lists of Met Ball attendees, so obviously I wasn’t the only one who wasn’t keen. I don’t think I’ve ever seen her smile in a photo, either.
Katie Holmes and Kylie both opted for Marchesa gowns …
I do love the colour of Katie’s dress, but it’s a bit ‘Disney Princess’ and looks as though it could do with a good iron.
And Kylie’s choice – I’m a bit on the fence about it. It’s OK, but a bit weddingy/nightdressy. I like her clutch bag, though.
Another dress that I absolutely loved was this one, worn by Emmy Rossum (I had to google her to find out who she was!)
Unusual, yes, but fabulous bold colours (Carolina Herrera is the designer) and she looks as though she’s enjoying wearing it. Beautiful hair, too – and not too much jewellery. Perfect.
Everybody’s favourite fashionista Victoria Beckham was there, of course. Wearing white.
Mrs B has recently turned 40, and is it me, or is she looking her age (if not a bit more)? They do say you have to choose between your body and your face as you get older, and she is super-skinny, of course. Nothing much to say about her dress – I think it’s a bit boring – other than it looks far too long.
Rihanna looked quite demure in Stella McCartney, considering some of the outfits we see her wearing …
I don’t think the exposed midriff is a great look for a ball, though.
Another one who did the exposed midriff thing was Emma Stone, in this pink ensemble by Thakoon …
The skirt is fine, but the top looks like something you’d wear to the gym. Odd.
Another one who made many worst dressed lists was Rita Ora, in Donna Karan …
Blake Lively was another on my best-dressed list, in this beautiful Gucci dress …
Reese Witherspoon wore one of my favourite colours – hot pink. Again by Stella McCartney.
Gorgeous dress, but I did have a giggle at her hair – it looks as though it’s been sprayed with superglue!
And finally, Beyonce had obviously forgotten the old adage ‘legs OR cleavage’:
And what’s that ridiculous net over her face? She looks as if she’s going to a fancy dress party as a Spanish dancer. Ha.
Phew! Well, that brings me to the end of Frock It once again. Which were your favourites?