Anne Hathaway & The Art of Accessorizing!

08/14/2007 at 01:00 PM ET


We already know that the perfect belt is going to be key for fall, and Anne Hathaway is showing off just why they are so important! We thought that the Becoming Jane star looked flawless in her Dolce & Gabbana corset dress when she wore it to Late Night with David Letterman. But when she wore it to a birthday party in Italy a few weeks later, we practically didn’t recognize it. Her metallic belt and heels put a totally different spin on the dress and looked just as chic! Tell us: Which look do you like better for Anne? Simple or accessorized?

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laci on

if a person buys a piece of clothing don’t think they should try to wear it more than once? most non celebrity woman wear their clothing more than once or twice.

Joanna on

OMG, she wore the same dress TWICE??!! What a shame. Anyway the first look is better.

Dorothy on

The first look is definitely better in the second picture the belt looks cheap and too sparkling. But I admire that she decided to wear the same dress again and tried to make it look slightly different. Maybe a scarf with some gold in it might have worked better.


i think she looks better without the belt, but also without her hair tide back

gia on

The dress is cute both ways, but I like the first way better cause it seems more like Anne Hathaway’s style.

Although I think the second way would have worked even better if Anne had her hair down and did the whole long-straight hair with heavy bangs thing.

Either way she always looks good.

tatiana on

i also agree that it is very refreshing to see someone wear the same dress twice with different accessories! isnt what all the fashion magazines teach us? btw- who makes this dress? D& G?

alia on

She looks much better in the first pic—very pretty:)…

Lola on

I really preferred it simple. I don’t like the metallic belt and she looks paler. Her hair looks better down too. It’s not bad enough to appear at , of course, but simple is better.

Jenna on

i dont think Anne is too pretty. Shes looks odd in both pics

lydia on

she looks great in both dresses, 1st dress looks really nice.

Shayna on

Simple look works better for the dress, and I admire that she wore it more than once, especially idf it was really expensive

Mary on

The belt is just distracting, she looks much more polished in the first picture.

Heather on

FINALLY a star who wears something more than once! I love when they do that (especially in public) shows that they too are normal! She looks beautiful the “simple” way. She is just a class act all around! Love her.

Melissa on

First look is better!

Christine on

Does it really what she wears and how many times she wears it…HELLO…this is Anne Hathaway not some lady who wears mom jeans! On the other hand…I go with the simple look!

Emily S. on

simpler is MUCH better here. the belt throws me way off.

erica on

Love the simple black dress look. The gold belt look would work on a LBD but not this one!!! The top portion is already too shiny and stylized for accessories. But LOVE the fact that she wore it twice. Good idea too…wear it first to a high profile event and then later to a birthday party. Sounds right to me!

Jess on

WOW! I’m sooo impressed by Anne Hathaway in these pictures. She tends to look either gaudy (think the black dress with the huge white bow at the waistline that she wore to the Oscars) or thrown together (in the pic with the designer jacket… her hair looks unwashed and she was white as a board). But here…she looks so good. The dress is amazing…it makes her look thinner than usual and shows off her chest a lil bit which we don’t usually see=) I can’t choose between them…she looks carefree and effortlessly pretty in the first one, but so classy and gorgeous in the second. Go Anne!

Rl on

I think she looks great both ways! And I agree with Laci that you should wear your clothes more than once…everyone else does, so why not her.

Chloe on

I think that it is great that Anne Hathaway showed people that you can look great wearing the same dress twice by making it look different through accessories and hair style. I think that other celebrities should follow Anne’s example and not just wear something once. Way to go Anne!



SpicyG on

I think without the belt looks much better. I agree that the belt is too busy. Personally, I prefer to accessorize black with silver instead of gold. She could have done a necklace, bracelet, earrings instead. Nothing gaudy just something simple, less is more.

Jennifer on

she looks better in the first picture

Milly on

They both look nice but if i had to choose just one…in this one it would have to be plain.

linda on


Amelie on

The 1st one looks a lot better. Partially b/c of the crappy belt.


i think its a gud thing that she wore the dress twice… i mean, is it rly that neccesary 2 thro out a piece of clothin cuz uve worn it once?
altho mayb she shud have skipped the belt the second time, since it totaly duznt go wit that dress…

chels on

I reckon she’s a lovely girl. She’s unlike the young hollywood she’s all mature.

jen on

i like the first look better

Emilee ♥ on

I like the simple on Anne.

She looks nice accessorized, but I think she chose the wrong accessories. I think the color and shine of the belt really throws the look off. She could have gone with a silver belt or white belt and nothing too shiny. I like her gold strappy heels, but not with her second look. She could have gone with a simple strappy heel or a white peep-toe pump {with a different belt of course}. She should have also let her hair down. She looks much better with her hair down in the 1st picture. I’m not saying she doesn’t look nice with her hair up, but for some reason I just don’t like the hair up with the dress and the gold, it just seems overly done to me.

Grace on

ONE WORD…….simple!

SpicyG on

I want to know where to get her swimsuit in StarTracks 8/15. Love it!

nameless on

i don’t see what peoples fuss is about her wearing a dress twice,
i mean how many ordinary women do you know who have 365 evening outfits?
and thats only evening wear!
i prefer her in the plain dress.

Jamie on

I like the frst picture better, but she doesn’t look bad in the second. I think that in the second photo she had a weird posture and her hair is pulled back, so she doesn’t look as nice.

Victoria on

eh…I don’t like the gold belt. It looks out of place.

nez on

1st look is better, however it is rather refreshing to see someone famous wear a dress more than once. I mean people in the real world wear some of their pieces hundreds of times.

Corinne on

I think that Anne is beautiful but the belt looks tacky. Anne don’t try so hard, you would look good in a potato sack!

tsu on

A classic beauty needs no accessories. PERIOD.

Sonya on

Anne has transformed into a beautiful young woman and I think her style exudes her confidence. In a material world where her counterparts refuse to wear anything more than once, she takes the high road and decides not to follow the rules – and I applaud her for that.

Mz.C on

I like the look simple because it just look elegant and she even stands more taller with the simple look

Gary on

hi i enjoyed the read

Rachel on

The dress looks good with or without the belt.

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