I don't think I've mentioned that I'm only looking at red carpet outfits. Most of these red carpets are for movie premieres and galas. I'm not including any of the seaside photocall outfits, as cute as they are, because there are just so many outfits to examine.
I'm so far not including any of the fashion show outfits; by the time I'm finished with these posts, if I'm still up for it, I'll do a special post for that event.
Anyways, on to the outfits for days three through five after the jump.
Day 3 (May 13, 2011)
Habemus Papam premiere
|Ines de la Fressange in Chanel|
This look is interesting but it doesn't seem to really work, does it? The jacket proportions look all wrong on her between the opening width at the waist and the length of the peplum.
Hearat Shulayim premiere
|Candice Boucher in Gavin Rajah|
She must be very confident to appear practically naked on the red carpet. And to wear something that at first glance makes her look like she's pooing herself.
I'm not sure she could look trashier if she tried. there's a lot of skin showing through the dress and on parts that aren't covered by the dress. The dress looks painted onto her, which is fine for some events but not this one.
I love this outfit with its embellished top and a-line skirt. It's flattering to her figure and definitely suitable for the event. I also love the subtle sexiness the deep neckline gives the look.
Wu Xia premiere
|Tang Wei in Roberto Cavalli|
I love this silhouette although the colour is much too close to her skin colour. The corset waist, deep-vee neckline, and asymmetric hem all work together to create a beautifully balanced, elegant design.
|Fan Bing Bing|
I do love the layers of pink on the skirt because it reminds me of rose petals. I imagine that this dress really looks beautiful when it's in motion. The colour is perfect for her.
Day 4 (May 14, 2011)
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides premiere
|Clemence Poesy in Yves Saint Laurent|
It looks like she's been captured as she's about to do the robot. Or else she's practicing her mannequin pose, I don't know. Maybe she's trying to take attention away from this peasant-top mullet dress?
This negligee-wedding dress hybrid definitely flatters her figure and colouring. I think I'd be happy if the wedding dress on the red carpet trend were to go on a permanent honeymoon.
When I grow up I want to look as amazing as she does. She looks fantastic in everything she wore at Cannes, including this beautiful dress. The ruching across the abdomen is very flattering, as is the off-the-shoulder neckline.
I have to ask: is that an ombre effect on the train or did that bit get dragged through water? And how is it possible that this dress is baggy at the knees?
Aaaannnd... another wedding dress. Are women not getting married young enough anymore so they want to be able to wear a wedding dress even if they're not getting married?
Martha Marcy May Marlene Premiere
Day 5 (May 15, 2011)
The Artist premiere
I wouldn't think she'd be comfortable going out in her nightgown, but what do I know. Of course the fact that her hair and makeup are done makes her look more like a courtesan than someone ready for sleep.
This is a cute little dress. It doesn't seem all that formal, however. And while I like a pop of colour from shoes, this particular pair are not a good colour for her. And they completely clash with her lipstick.
|Berenice Bejo (with Jean Dujardin)|
A normal dress almost looks boring when compared to all of the more unusual dresses. She's not showing too much skin, the dress fits her well, and it's perfect for the occasion.
We really don't see enough pantsuits these days - and this is a great example of a pantsuit with the wide-legged pants and vest. The white looks so fresh and it's perfect against her skin.
Why would anyone choose to wear a dress with a spread-eagled rat on the front? I obviously don't understand fashion. I do like the lace sleeves but the rest is beyond me.
|Melanie Doutey (with Gilles Lellouche)|
I'm a sucker for a dress with ruching and asymmetry like this. From the front, this dress is sexy but not vulgar, fitting her in all the right places. From the back, it's jaw-droppingly sexy.
Oh look - it's a shoulder ruffle! At least there's only one of them, but she makes up for that deficiency with her very tall hair.
|Deborah Francois in Herve Leger|
What a fabulous colour for her! I don't usually love bandage dresses like this but it's a style that works for her. If you've got a figure like she does, why not show it off?
|Fan Bing Bing in Atelier Versace|
If this dress wasn't ombre - if it was a shade of white - what would we have here? A bridal dress! Even so, since it is in shades of purple, it's gorgeous. The colour and silhouette are perfect for her.
photo credits: zimbio.com, hellomagazine.com