Daniel V & Nick: Recap/Rethink
We always hated this outfit, but looking at the screencaps, we wound up liking it a little more than we thought. Don’t get us wrong, we’re not crazy about it, but we don’t hate it anymore.
The color’s pretty and the basic design is fine, if a little…well, basic.
Not supercrazy about the trim on the bust. Certainly, the garment needed some sort of trim or embellishment, but this seems a little too heavy.
And the whole thing is puckery and very noticeably so since the fabric is shiny.
Still, with a little more time and some tweaking, this could have been a really sharp costume.
Well let’s get this out of the way first: like our thoughts on handkerchief hems, we very rarely think asymmetrical busts look good. No matter how beautiful the garment or how well-executed, we always wind up thinking the wearer looks like she’s got a touch of scoliosis.
We always had this one filed in the “pretty but bland” drawer, but looking at it again, it’s really much prettier than we thought. Delicate and feminine, it would look great on the ice, except for one thing: the fabric.
Don’t get us wrong, it’s a very pretty fabric. In fact, it’s the best looking fabric out of all the entries. It’d be great for a party or red carpet dress, but it seems like it would wash out on the ice.
Granted, so would Zulema’s but hers was a much more dramatic (and dramatically ugly) costume, so it would likely still have impact in the nosebleed seats. This, we’re not so sure would register. Even from the relatively close vantage point in these shots, a lot of the fantastic detail kind of fades out.
Look at that skirt. That is really beautifully constructed – and we’d never even noticed the back on this thing before.
Honestly? Looking at these pictures, we’re going to have to amend our previous position. Chloe’s was nice, but this was the best entry. If only that fabric was in a more impactful shade.