In or Out: Finale Guest Judge in Michael Kors
Jessica Simpson at the Project Runway finale show in Lincoln Center, wearing Michael Kors.
Michael Kors Fall 2010 Collection
Model: Jacquelyn Jablonski
Oh, honey. No. This isn’t the dress for you. In fact, this is so very not the dress for you, that we kind of wonder what the hell the Kors people were thinking lending this out to her.
We have to say this (and we’re going to do it as delicately as possible): we’ve seen our share of celebrities up close and in every case, they are smaller and thinner than you realize. The camera really does add ten pounds, it’s true. This was not the case with Jessica. There is no crime in that, and in fact we think it’s great that she’s not starving herself down to an unrealistic body weight. She can do a lot of good for herself and for the many young woman out there with similar body types by embracing the body she was meant to have and exulting in it.
On the other hand, the best way to send a message that you don’t have to starve yourself to be pretty is by wearing the right clothes. This is so wrong for her in so many ways. That sleeve detail is tacky on anyone, but it looks much worse on her because – and this was the other big mistake – the hem is so much shorter on her. It’s out of balance in comparison to the runway version.
In fact, most of the design elements on this dress are wrong for her. The neckline makes her look like she doesn’t have a neck, the sleeve cutouts are making her arms look heavy, and the skirt is giving her a little bump. She is very pretty in person, with a face that lights up a room. As you can see, she’s got a killer pair of legs and a nice set of boobs on her. All of that is what you play up when you have a body like hers.
Sorry, doll. You are OUT. The most common mistake people of both genders make when they dress themselves is dressing the body they wished they had or the body they used to have rather than the body they actually have.
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