With everyone jetting off to sun-splashed vacation spots, and thanks to the partial heatwave we’ve become comfortably accustomed to, here in Blighty, it’s no surprise pretty summer dresses are on the up!
And this week’s fash-off is no exception: Maggie Gyllenhaal and Demi Lovato grace our eyes in the gorgeous Isabel Marant ‘Samuel’ dress, reminding us just why we love boho-inspired summer style so much.
Maggie was the first to step out in the ‘Samuel’ dress back in April, when she attended the Sundance Institute Theatre Program Benefit in New York. Pairing the balloon-sleeved, paisley-print dress – which is subtly nipped in at the waist with a tasselled leather belt – with a red lip and midi heels, Maggie is the vision of how we want to look, strolling lazily through sleepy holiday cities.
Going up against Maggie in the style stakes is Demi Lovato, as she took to The X Factor LA auditions in the same dress. Attending the auditions with fellow judges Paulina Rubio and Kelly Rowland, Demi opted for a braided updo, ankle-strap Schutz pumps and a simple black leather belt to complete her look.
A billowy summer dress can throw us when it comes to picking our favourite look, but this week’s fash-off winner by far is…Maggie Gyllenhaal! We love the summer-perfect vibe her look exudes, and that cropped haircut is deal sealer! Demi looks great, too, but the pushed-up belt and sharp pumps bring a harsh edge to what should be a softer look.
Which look wins for you?