For this week’s Rate or Slate, the A-list style choices have left us, well, in a bit of a fashion pickle and only reinforced our indecisiveness!
18-year-old Dakota Fanning opted for what appears to be a beyond-her-years Prada gown at the 2012 White House Correspondents’ Dinner, while Ginnifer Goodwin who also attended– and known for her unconventional take on fashion in the spotlight – went for a H&M Conscious Collection dress, flying the flag high for the humble high street, similarly to when she opted for Topshop at last year’s Met Gala.
Jennifer Lopez, on the other hand, appeared in a rather interesting Lanvin number as she announced her mega 20-city tour, earlier this week. Sporting a tri-coloured stretch silk dress accessorised in the most unusual way – with a crystal snake motif wrapped around her neck! We’re not too ssssurrreee (ahem) what we think!
Thought provoking fashion, much? It’s over to our discerning Style Jury to decide whether they approve…
Fashion News Ed says:
Dakota Fanning: ‘Dakota was one of my personal best dressed guests at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner… always demure, elegant, sophisticated etc, etc. She does have the tendency to dress older than her years, but I don’t think she should start dressing like a teenager now, especially since she’s almost 20 and has found her “look”. Dakota and Prada is a match made in heaven!’
Jennifer Lopez: ‘J-Lo loves her Lanvin, doesn’t she? I personally love this look, but can see how it might not be to everyone’s tastes as it’s a bit fussy. The silhouette is perfect for Jen’s curves, and I’m glad she wore her hair up so as not to interfere with the intricate detailing. Another style win for Jenny from the Block in my opinion.’
Ginnifer Goodwin: ‘I applaud Ginnifer for wearing this dress, especially when she probably had a long line of high-end frocks to choose from. I loved this dress when I saw it for the first time, and although I don’t think she could have styled it any better, there’s something off about it that I can’t quite put my finger on…’
‘Dakota is only 18 – why is she dressed like a granny? Ginnifer – love the skirt but her top half doesn’t seem to belong to the bottom half. Jennifer can do no wrong – but personally I would lose the – thing – at the neckline’ – Christine Smith via Facebook
‘Not keen on any of these.’ – Rose Harrison via Facebook
‘Dakota-yes, J-Lo not doing justice to the dress, and Ginnifer looks awesome but too bottom heavy for short hair.’ – @DK xGuece via Twitter
‘ Only one that looks good is Dakota in prada. J-Lo looks ridonk.’ – @AshleySampson via Twitter
Verdict: RATE to the power of two!
She may only be at the tender age of 18, but Dakota has already acquired a sophisticated sense of style, and even though reviews on her Prada gown were mixed, we think it’s a winner. Reptilian accessory aside, Jennifer Lopez looks stunning in the Lanvin dress, but then again, Jenny from the Block never was a wallflower! The fact that Ginnifer made a good-cause high street red-carpet choice won us over alone and the dress is amazing, but it does fall into the marmite-love-it-or-hate-it category, and this time round we’re not too keen.