Best & worst dressed celebrities

21:38, Aug 28 2014
Best & worst dressed of the week
THE BAD: Allison Janney is a goddess who I can only imagine leaves laughter and light wherever she goes, but even she can't pull off skin-tight pleather capris that end at precisely the worst point for pants to stop - just skimming the bottom of the knee. I'm malleable on that belt though, if she was wearing it with some nice jeans and a white shirt, I think she'd rock it.
Best & worst dressed of the week
THE BAD: 32-year-old Andrea Riseborough is often among the best dressed celebs, <a href="http://www.fashionandthecity.es/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Andrea-Riseborough-Elie-Saab.jpg" target="_blank">girl can knock 'em dead in heavenly Elie Saab like it's nobody's business, </a>but this Victorian governess gown with witchy shoes is doing her no favours. If we're continuing to hark back, her hair-do here also appears to be mid-recovery after some kind of horrific Fantine-in-Les-Mis poverty-driven shaving incident.
Best & worst dressed of the week
THE BAD: From Tyra to Kim, it's bad black jumpsuit o'clock. These tricky-to-go-to-the-bathroom-in items continue to be the neon-pink-ombre-hair of the clothing world: incredibly hard to pull off. I'm genuinely fascinated by the engineering of Kim Kardashian's Yiqing Yin jumpsuit. What mastermind of a bra fits under those two tiny strips of material while still managing to truly smoosh Kim Kardashian's twins? Can we all agree that an outfit that requires multiple forms of tape and glue should just be put in the too hard basket?
Best & worst dressed of the week
THE BAD: Tara Reid continues to be no thespian, but she's been looking really healthy and happy recently ... that said, even Reid Mark II can't pull off gaping boob shelves. The top half of this is like two oven mitts have just been slapped on her chest (maybe she borrowed some of Kimmy's tape?). But perhaps this is event-appropriate on a meta level, and the outfit is in fact a spoof to pay homage to the fact the movie she's promoting - a sequel to a movie about a tornado of sharks - is itself an unintentional spoof. Or maybe the sharks ate part of her dress? So many possibilities.
Best & worst dressed of the week
THE WORST: When will people learn that mesh smooshed against breasts does-not-a-sumptuous-cleavage-make? I'm sure Taryn Manning, 35, possesses a perfectly lovely chest region but this atrocity of a dress makes it look like she's placed one of those comedy buff-guy plastic fake chests under her dress (just a wonky, $2 shop version). Whoever designed this needs to sit in the naughty corner and have a good, hard think about things.
Best & worst dressed of the week
THE BAD: 'Dear Tyra Banks, there appears to be a sculpture of an orca emerging from your belly button'. 'What?!' she replies, her eyes widening with shock. 'Shamu?!'
Best & worst dressed of the week
THE GOOD: I actually thought this was Blake Lively when I first glimpsed it in thumbnail form, but no, it's the lovely Cat Deeley looking beyond ravishing in bright red Burberry (this is how to do cutouts well). This sleek sillohuette really suits the Brit presenter, and I'm bordering on obsessed with those gold bangles (even though they do look like those things women wore to keep their sleeves up in the eighties when scrunch factor of sleeve was paramount).
Best & worst dressed of the week
THE GOOD: Italian actress Alessandra Mastronardi (who you may recognise as the naive newlywed from Woody Allen's To Rome With Love) wears a truly unique tree-bark effect Alberta Ferretti gown with a lightness of being. This textural, shot-effect dress is a heavy one, but she keeps it fresh with bold accessories and easy-breezy hair and makeup.
Best & worst dressed of the week
THE GOOD: Emma Stone lets her frothy forest green Valentino do all the talking here, keeping her jewellery and makeup to a minimum and sporting a super-cute new bob, which she hasn't over-styled. It's modern and yet nostalgically romantic all at once.
Best & worst dressed of the week
THE GOOD: One week, two great looks from Emma Stone (thanks to the red carpet and photo-call fest that is the Venice Film Festival) - and while I'm not the hugest fan of these rhinestone-esque Loubs (maybe if they were in a bold colour rather than white we'd be talking?) I absolutely adore the rest of her outfit, which is all Proenza Schouler. Every woman needs a pair of patterned viscose pants this exact length - they feel dressy, look dressy, are flattering; and yet, comfort-factor-wise you're essentially wearing pyjamas.
Best & worst dressed of the week
THE GOOD: Here we have Lizzy Caplan making a colour combo that shouldn't work an undeniable smash hit in Cushnie et Ochs. Let's talk this through: she's wearing a chartreuse dress, with amber earrings, raspberry lips, a candy floss pink clutch and bright red Rupert Sanderson heels. On paper that sounds like something an eccentric Great Expectations-style fashionable recluse would wear, but Lizzy's making it all look very effortless and current. PS: Chartreuse is probably my favourite colour of all time ... and in a cruel twist, it's also the colour that definitely makes my skin tone instantly transform to make me look sickly, like terminally so.
Best & worst dressed of the week
THE BEST: I spend half the time I watch the new show Tyrant annoyed that they have all of the Arab characters - even those in dusty bedouin villages - talking to each other in English. I spend the rest of it crushing on Moran Atias, who I think may be the most genetically blessed human of all time when it comes to the DNA that decides on the positioning of your facial features etc. Here, the Moroccan-Israeli actress wears a cornflower blue Zac Posen gown, which is in the designer's signature, curve-loving cut. That old-Hollywood just-curled-enough hair is amazing too. PS: Can someone get this gown into Sofia Vergara's stylist's hands? The Colombian would also most certainly rock it.

In this week's round-up of the best and worst dressed celebrities mesh-mooshed boobs and jumpsuits continue to make up the bads, while breathtaking gowns provide relief. 

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We haven't touched upon either the VMAs or the Emmys in this week's round-up, as we covered them earlier in the week. For 44 mostly amazing looks from the Emmys head here. And click here to see the more polarising red carpet that was the MTV VMAs. 

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