Friday, 9 May 2014

Met Gala; Hits & Misses

This week saw the annual Met Costume Institute Gala, which I always enjoy for a chance to look at the pretty over the top dresses - and in this case, some of the actually very ordinary dresses! I've compiled for you a little look at my favourite and least favourite looks from this years event. Hope you enjoy, and let me know what your favourites were as well!

The Hits...

Adriana Lima, Amy Adams, Blake Lively, Hayden Panettiere
Of this set, I have to say I particularly love Blake Lively's look. I think she looks absolutely stunning in it. The dress colour and shape looks fantastic on her, her hair and make up looks great, she just looks great overall! I'm also a little torn when it comes to Hayden's dress; I don't think it's that great, but I think it looks really great on her!

Karlie Kloss, Katie Holmes, Kim Kardashian, Kylie Minogue
I think all four of these looks are great. I particularly love Katie's and Kylie's, but for completely different reasons! I love that Katie went all out with her look - it's such a historic look very fitting for a costume gala, and yet she doesn't look at all silly in it. The colour really suits her and I just think overall it is a perfect look for her. With Kylie, I love that the look is simple, yet classy and attractive - many of my misses were because they were just so boring, Kylie's dress manages to be simple yet still stand out and look great on her.

Leighton Meester, Olsen twins, Rita Ora, Rosie Huntington-Whitely
I have to be honest and say I'm a little torn with the Olsen twins outfits - at first I thought they were absolutely hideous, but then I began to look at them for what they were and appreciated them much more. I like that they are clearly going for something with them, and while I'd absolutely hate them outside of this event I think they fit a costume gala perfectly. I don't normally like Rita's style but I do really like this look on her - it manages to combine classy with a bit of a trashy which I think sums up her normal personality and style pretty well! But I do really like it in this instance and think the look really works for her. And finally Rosie, who frankly looks good in anything but particularly in this outfit. I think this could be a poor choice for pretty much anybody else, but she manages to work it.

Sarah Silverman, Shailene Woodley, Taylor Swift, Zooey Deschanel
I have to admit that Shailene's look is a hit pretty much only for her! It's very earth motherish, but as that's been very publicly her outlook for quite some time now I really like it. I often see in interviews how she talks about how she hates having to dress up glamorously for events and I get the feeling that this look is much more of a compromise for her - designer, but definitely something I could see her choosing for herself. Of course I love Taylor's look - I previously named her my celebrity style icon and this is no exception, I love the flowing looks. And finally for Zooey - could that blue be any more perfectly suited to her?

The Misses...

Anne Hathaway, Beyonce, Cara Delevigne, Coby Smulders
Anne's dress is in a colour that suits her, but to me it's just so dull. Beyonces look...I just don't get it. I struggle to find a single positive thing to say about this look. Cara, well, to be honest I quite often don't get her looks but this particularly stands out to me as one that is misplaced - this looks more like something I'd buy at a market to wear on a weekend night out, not something to wear to a costume ball! And Coby - this just isn't a flattering look. She looks miserable and it doesn't suit her shape at all.

Kristen Stewart, Lea Michele, Lily Allen, Lupita Nyong'o
I am certain that Kristen Stewart would never willingly wear an outfit like this - and that completely shows in her face. To pull off an outfit like this you need someone with a lot of personality, and even then I'm pretty sure it would be hard work to manage. Lea's look...No. I praised Rita's dress earlier and to be honest I quite like the trashier dresses, but this just looks a bit desperate. I like Lily Allen and normally I love her dress sense, but this just reminds me of wallpaper and not like her at all.

Maggie Gyllenhaal, Rachel McAdams, Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Jessica Parker
Rachel is of course super pretty and this look would be great on her if she was just going out to a dinner - but for something like this, I feel like something a lot less plain is needed! It's just boring and looks like no effort went into it. The same goes for Reese - it's very ordinary, the colour doesn't really suit her, and it just doesn't look like it fits her properly. If it had been in a slightly different shade and had more shape to it it would be so much better!

All original from the NY Times. Which looks were your favourites and least favourites?

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4 comments

  1. Ohh there were lots of gorgeous outfits but one that really stood out for me what Blake Lively. I think she looked gorgeous, plus i was rather jelous of her lush arm candy…Ryan Reynolds :P

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    1. Yes! I don't normally like her look to be honest, even in Gossip Girl where she had all these beautiful dresses I wasn't quite feeling it, but she looked really great here. Ryan, I think I've been loving him for about ten years now and just realised he hasn't changed his appearance even slightly!

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  2. Really wasn't a fan of Katie Holmes' dress and quite liked Cara's outfit- but agree with all the others!
    Daniella x

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  3. Blake Lively is so gorgeous!
    I think that Cara looks great in that outift - but she's definitely worn it to the wrong place!

    Shannon Rebecca | Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle

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