I usually have some pom-poms out waving when reviewing Kristen’s red carpet looks—figuratively speaking—because I like the chances she takes, and they usually pay off. I wish that were the case tonight but, sadly, it wasn’t.
The 22-year-old arrived at the SVA Theater to join her costars wearing a Erdem ice blue bralette and matching high-waist shorts under a sheer bead-embellished overlay, from the Spring/Summer 2013 collection. This is a fun and flirty little dress for the summertime, but we’re approaching the winter season and it looks like she’s in a retro swimsuit with an attached cover up.
Most of all, it was way too tight at her mid-section.
As someone who is a fan of her outfits more often than not, and was pulling for a knock-out moment tonight, I’m really bummed that I didn’t like this. I saw some photos on Twitter from people at the event and thought I did at first, but I can’t get into it. Maybe it looked better in person. Maybe I’d like it more if it wasn’t sheer. But, you know, dress aside—everything else was good.
Kristen complimented the orange and hot pink beaded detail with a neon coral version of her favorite Christian Louboutin “Pigalle” pumps. #ShoeEnvy, seriously. Her hair looked fab in a bouncy ponytail and those sultry cat-lined eyes were a major improvement over last night’s red eyeshadow.
After all is said and done, I still applaud her risk-taking. But, this was not okay.
Do you think it’s time for Kristen to take a sheer break?