Voting on Obsessed or Hot Mess is one of our favorite workday pastimes. And sometimes, we’ll even take it a step further and forward a photo around the office for some immediate snap judgment from the team. Once in a blue moon, though, we see a look so polarizing that we have to bring them to you for evaluation. Today is one of those days for three very different stars.
We all have agreed to throw out the rule “no white after Labor Day,” right? A great pair of white pants or a cozy white sweater just works so well into the fall. But lately stars have been taking it to an extreme, wearing flirty little sundresses out and about with mere days to go before November. We’re divided on this trend, so we thought we’d put it up to a reader vote.
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Remember when we said there were some debates happening when we put together our Best Dressed issue? Well another one of those debates is happening right now over one of the ladies on the list: Jennifer Lopez. The one thing the whole staff can agree on? She’s fearless when it comes to her style. Okay, and one more thing — she definitely doesn’t look 45. But two editors have very differing views on one of her latest look: a blue leather DSquared2 snakeskin mini dress, worn with matching heels, purse and even blue eyeshadow to the American Idol XIV photo call in N.Y.C. Read the battling sides below.
Rose McGowan’s 1998 VMAs moment is so burned into all our collective memories that it’s no surprise that few celebrities have tried to top it. In case you’ve somehow forgotten, McGowan showed up on the arm of then-boyfriend Marilyn Manson wearing a sparkly sheer veil down her front connected by a handful of delicate strings … and not much else. Even red-carpet risk takers like Miley Cyrus and Rihanna haven’t gone quite so bold (though Rih’s come close). It appears Amber Rose thought we were overdue.
The star attended with husband Wiz Khalifa in the polar opposite of her wild wedding dress: A sparkly series of chains linked to create the illusion of a dress, over a sparkly G-string. Silver sandals and a big smile completed the look. Khalifa wore a statement-making shirt over slim pants and classic shoes.
We give both ladies props for their daring ensembles while silently praying this does not catch on outside of the VMAs. Now we’re looking for you to weigh in.
Vote now and tell us your thoughts in the comments!
Crop tops have been the trend of 2014 (sorry, overalls) and we’re starting to notice that stars are gravitating towards one version of the style more than any other. Fitted, belly-baring tops paired with perfectly-matched circle skirts have been seen on everyone from Reese Witherspoon to Suki Waterhouse to Taylor Swift (it’s her favorite look right now) and we’re checking out three styles that we saw within the past 24 hours, from sweet to spicy, to evaluate. Read More
The topic of wearing socks with sandals is one that we’ve been hotly contesting since Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen did it (and since the advent of “normcore”). Now we’re officially putting it to a vote with this shot of British TV personality Fearne Cotton. You’ll often see her wearing wacky outfits and she certainly is never one to shy away from a trend; in this case, she accessorized her footwear with an oversize coat and distressed denim.
There are multiple variations of this combo, from flat hippie-ish sandals to platform stacked heels (and the socks can vary too) — and we’ve seen this look everywhere from the most high-fashion runway to your wackiest uncle, but will we see it on you? Weigh in and let us know what you think of the fashion-forward trend. Are you loving it? Or are you hating it? Vote now and get the results in our October issue!
It’s no secret that Olivia Palermo has pulled off some of the best (and boldest) getups we have ever seen — she can make jeans look anything but basic and pull off print-mixing that would look crazy on the average human. But the true secret to her style prowess is her ability to rework her pieces to create new and surprising ensembles. We checked out some of the fashionista-turned-designer‘s recent outfits and discovered that she has a simple style equation she relies on for her always-awesome looks. Take a peek at the examples below and let us know if you can crack the star’s style code.