I couldn’t bring myself to do a full VSR for the TV BAFTAs, it’s just too low rent. Having briefly scanned the rags (dailymail.com) I haven’t seen anything utterly ridiculously hideous, but unsurprisingly nothing that rocks my world either. I picked our Fern here because she does at least try to do something different than most on the red carpet.
I’m not really sure how I feel about this dress… on the one side we know this lemon colour works well on blondes (one of Kate Moss’s most iconic moments saw a pale yellow chiffon dress nailed with great bed hair). And this colour doesn’t look exactly bad on Fern, but there’s something missing. Obviously a lip here would have lifted the look tenfold. A brush wouldn’t go amiss either… this is more tumble in the hay than bed hair, although I love a messy plait. I think it’s the sleeves that are getting to me. A cuffed semi transparent yellow netting sleeve with pouf shoulder is not a winning look. Neither is the pussy bow neck tie I’m afraid, there is simply too much going on here. It’s just all too jaundiced Lady Havisham for me I’m afraid.
2 thoughts on “Wear for art thou Fern?”
I think its the bow with the plunging neck line that bothers me the most. I don’t understand why you would have both on one dress. Either you want to show a bit of skin or you don’t. I feel like if you got rid of the bow and let the boobs show a bit, it would at least be a little bit more Lady Chatterly and a little less Little Bo Peep.
I get that there’s something off about this dress, but I kinda like it.
I also like the plait. Nice effort I think, a bit unusual.