OK. We know People.com and other celeb websites do these side by side comparisons. Usually they let you pick your favorite, but then you don’t know always see why one wore it better than the other. Well, some of us do. Some are obvious, some are not. Let’s look at a few:
YSL Tunic: Katie Holmes wore it belted with jeans. Rachel Weisz wore hers with a gray flannel
Winner: This is a toss up. I prefer the look with the jeans, however, I don’t like the shoes Katie is wearing with this at all. Shoe boots would have been a better choice.
Marchesa Beaded Dress: Mischa Barton went bare-legged while Nina Garcia chose opaque tights and booties.
Winner: While I recognize that Mischa is probably wearing hers in LA while Nina is most likely in NYC, I like the dress better on Mischa. Her legs break up the look a bit. I also think her choice of a purple bag is better than the all black accessory look that Nina has going on.
Rykiel Dress: Diane Kruger accessorizes a la Paris while Jena Malone let the dress remain the main focus.
Winner: Clearly Diane Kruger. She looks fantastic. I love the whole look including the beret and sexy black pumps. The color is not flattering to Jena’s complexion. Additionally, her shoes are too matchy-matchy and I wish sheer black hose would be banned.
Anna Sui Dress: Emmy Rossum plays up her innocence by adding a headband. Natasha Richardson paired the frock with matte black tights.
Winner: Emmy Rossum. Mainly because she is young enough to pull off this look. When you are in your late 40’s, baby-doll dresses with a bib collars just look silly. Although, I don’t like Emmy’s shoe choice. A little pump or ballet flat would have been a better pick.
Juicy Couture Tweed Coat: Christina worked the grey look while Naomi Watts gets her beige on.
Winner: This one isn’t as clear, but I’d have to say Christina. While I would have preferred opaque black or grey tights instead of the sheer hose Christina chose…Naomi looks washed out. Besides lipstick and blush, she also needed a heavier boot or shoe to balance out the look. Her flats make her look top heavy.
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