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Ready for the ball

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on March 9, 2010 by radiantmarbles

It’s no secret that I HATE getting dressed up. I grew up dressing like a boy, liking things that boys liked, and on occasions rocking the ‘mud smeared across my face look’, I even missed my prom because I didn’t want to wear a dress. I like to refer to my style as ‘Tramp Chic’.  However, if I see a pretty dress I acknowledge it so, here are a few dresses which, well, i’m acknowledging 😛

 

Mary-Kate Olsen at the 2009 MET Costume Gala

(Christian Lacroix dress) I remember the first time I saw this and my jaw literally dropped. I love everything about this dress, the texture, the colour, the layers. It’s GORGEOUS and Mary-Kate definitely wears it well. I probably would wear this! :O

 

Miley Cyrus at the 2009 Oscars

(Zuhair Murhad dress) There was a lot of controversy about this dress being a ‘copy’ of another designers work but honestly, I don’t care because I like it. Again, the layers just look so lovely. Although the belt could probably be worn with a normal outfit I think it works perfectly to break up the top half of the dress from the bottom.

 

Keira Knightley at the 2006 Golden Globes

(Valentino dress) Yes, yes, she may look rather thin here but the dress looks amazing on her. It’s such a simple dress but the detail on the waist makes it glamorous. I always think it’s a little ris-kay wearing white dresses incase it’s mistaken for a wedding dress but this has been done just right.

 

Keira Knightley in Atonement

(Jaqueline Durran dress) So yeah, I still haven’t seen this film but WOWZAH is this a beautiful dress. Keira looks absolutely stunning in this but what I think gives it the umph is the colour. I likey.

 

Salma Hayek at the 2006 Oscars

The fit on this dress is perfect and the colour looks just lovely. I really like the pleats and the  straps on the shoulder make the dress look a lot more elegant.

So that’s about it really. I can’t think of any other dresses which have made me go WOW! But from the ones listed I have to choose Mary-Kate’s dress as my absolute favourite. 😀