The week's best & worst dressed
THE GREAT: In a move that has well and truly banished last week's spangly jumpsuit from hell to the back of our minds, Kate Hudson smoulders in this cut-out Michael Kors number. What I love most is that the moody, sophisticated vibe of this look is a complete departure from the bubbly, summery hues she normally plumps for - and hot-dang is she working it. The minimal accessories provide just enough interest, while that stunning plum lipstick adds to her air of mystery.
THE GREAT: Another event, another style win for Miss Watson - this time she opted to man up, wearing a sleek Givenchy suit and exuding the 'I just woke up and threw on the first outfit I saw' kind of cool most of us can only wish for. Trimmed with satin lapels, she countered the boxy silhouette of the blazer with a waist-cinching belt, and added a hint of sex appeal via a sneak peek of wispy lingerie.
THE GOOD: Proving that a winning formula will always do just that, Michelle Obama once again looked effortlessly chic in a simple yet undeniably flattering Tanya Taylor sleeveless dress. Full marks to the gorgeous First Lady for figuring out exactly what suits her (understated high necklines, a-line skirts and of course, impressive biceps and delts on display) and sticking to it.
THE GOOD: Every time I see an actress on one of these late night shows in a thigh-skimming, body-hugging dress I can't help but wince - surely the poor thing is spending the entire interview worrying about accidentally flashing her spanx to a live audience... Which is why Cameron Diaz gets two thumbs up for rocking this chic trouser suit on The Tonight Show. The gorgeous 42-year-old demonstrates just how fun life can be when straddling a couch and rolling round on the floor when working is a legitimate option.
THE GOOD: Sometimes an embellished mini dress is all you need. Jordana Brewster kept it simple and chic, and let her beautiful DSquared2 shift dress do all the work on the ESPYs red carpet. Although the muted shade slightly washes the 34-year-old actress out, her choice of lipstick and that slightly dishevelled up-do keep the look fresh and flattering.
THE GOOD: I'm a sucker for a minimalist white gown and Charlotte Casiraghi does not disappoint in embellished Gucci. Sidenote: The glam Monaco royal is about to become more famous than ever after being chosen as the face of the first Gucci cosmetics line. The line may not launch until September, but Charlotte's already showing us that it is indeed possible to wear teal eyeshadow without looking as though you've been punched in the face. Impressive.
THE WILD CARD...AGAIN: Last week Jennifer Lopez had us all confused in that one-legged Versace get-up and this week the style chameleon strikes again. I can't decide if this Zuhair Murad outfit is wonderfully demure or just plain dowdy. Some have called the floral-embroidered blouse and peplum pencil skirt her best look yet, but personally I prefer my J-Lo with a little va-va-voom. Your thoughts?
THE WORST: She may be more at home on a sports field than a red carpet, but there really is no excuse for the fringing frenzy that is this 'dress'. I'm crossing my fingers a rival footballer saw red and went all sprig-crazy on Sydney Leroux's formerly classy black gown- why else would anyone leave the house like this?!
THE BAD: That vice-like choker, those suede (and belted) peep-toe moonboots and that itch-inducing shimmery micro-mini skirt complete with hipbone flashing capability... You'd think after years as a top model Anja Rubik would know better. Who knew one outfit could include so many fastenings. Nifty.
THE BAD: I honestly didn't think it could get much worse than a bell-sleeved paisley playsuit. But throw in some hefty ear-knockers (her poor lobes) and a pair of glittery platforms and Jennifer Johnson has most definitely proved me wrong.
THE BAD: A worst dressed list wouldn't be complete without the appearance of the delightful and oh-so-flattering fabric we've all come to know and love - yes, I'm talking about sheer panelling. This week Tara Reid shows off her belly button, as well as a fair few under-boob wrinkles, in this speckled number. Is it a sarong? Is it a hacked up milkmaid outfit? One can hardly tell.
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Who was your best dressed of the week?
Who was your worst dressed of the week?
This week masculine-inspired power suits win, while bizarre cut-outs and extreme fringing make up the fails.
In this weekly fashion fest we only bring you the horrors and the hits from the red carpets and only cover events where celebrities know they'll be snapped and critiqued for their fashion (so no Britney leaving Maccas in her trackies.) Why? Well because all humans - even celebs - should be allowed to look rubbish while packing a Quarter Pounder (testify!).
Who was your best dressed of the week?