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Fashion Faceoff: Rachel vs. Beyonce

03/06/2007 at 05:00 PM ET

Rachel McAdams looks lovely on this month’s cover of ELLE (we love that her hair is still pink!) but we couldn’t help thinking how familiar her dress was. Yup, it’s a version of the same Armani Privé gown that Beyoncé walked the Academy Awards red carpet in. Considering that the photos of Rachel were shot well before the Oscars, it amazes us that she is also photographed in Kirsten Dunst’s Chanel Couture gown for the inside spread! Chalk it up to great minds thinking alike. But Beyoncé and Rachel generally have such different styles, this faceoff is an unexpected one! So, you tell us: Who wears the Armani gown better? Rachel McAdams or Beyoncé?

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Jen on

Rachel rocks!!! Great, Canadian Gal!

mel c on

Rachel (from Mean Girls and Wedding Crashers) wears the dress much better than Beyonce. We girls with hips have to watch out for the satin – someone should have warned B.

Harlow on

I’m gonna go with Rachel.

When I saw Beyonce show up at the Oscars with this dress on, I hated it. But seeing Rachel wearing the dress, it looks different to me, and I actually like it, but on her. The dress just didn’t look good on Beyonce. I hated it when I saw it. I thought the light green stones were over kill on the dress. I just thought they looked so tacky. But I think with Rachel’s complextion, the color suits her better. Plus I love the sleeve on Rachel. We didn’t even see the sleeve on Beyonce. I think that sleeve on the dress really makes the dress more complete. Also, I hate those shoes that Beyonce is wearing with the dress. Those shoes are so under stated. That gown is just so much more, and those shoes just bring the value of the dress down. Beyonce is pretty and she looks nice, I just don’t like that dress on her. Beyonce has a great shape, I applaud her for her curvy figure, so her body really rocks in the dress, but the dress doesn’t look good on her, not because of her shape, but because I just don’t like the beauty pageant look on her, she looks like she’s in the running for beauty queen, and I don’t like that color on her. Although, I loved her red dress she wore when she performed at the Oscars. She was stunning.

As for Rachel and Kirsten wearing the same Chanel Couture dress. I don’t even need a picture to answer who would look better. I would choose Rachel again. Remembering that dress on Kirsten is a nightmare. Her hair and make-up were awful looking also. I know that Rachel is skinny, but Kirsten had nothing to offer in that dress, it just wasn’t flattering on her. She was just a long slender bean pole. I think that dress would look good on someone like Nicole Kidman, and even though she’s slender, she’s also tall, and model like. Nicole just looks good in just about anything.

M on

definitely rachel. i don’t like the way beyonce wears it. and there’s something odd about the way the beads are strapped across her body. kind of like a beauty pageant sash. it looks out of place and doesn’t fit with the form of the dress.

Shanizzle on

Beyonce looks like a lumpy, under-ripe pear. The cut of that dress on her body makes the fabric look chintzy, and the construction slapdash. I thought for sure her mom pinned it all together in the limo. (That wilting wig is not helping her cause either…)
Rachel, on the other hand, looks fresh and delicious!!!!
Blame it on the lighting…?

Aedri on

Rachel looks amazing in it! So much better than Beyonce!

mc on

I don’t think you can compare Rachel with Be. It is obvious
that Rachel beat her by far…

Christina on

I think Rachel McAdams looks better in the dress. Beyonce has great curves, but you can’t really see them in the dress; she just looks wide in her lower body. Not only that, but the color looks really bad on her. The contrast of her darker hair doesn’t look well; it just looks like a really bad prom dress on her. Rachel looks fresher and the color goes well with her blonde hair. Sorry, Beyonce!

victoria on

BEYONCE all the way

Kaily on

so so sooo much better on Rachel.

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