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Shining glory

Fashion designer, Nachiket Barve and stylist, Archana Walavalkar gives a review rate and pro-opinion on the look of two celebrities, Jennifer Lopez and Leighton Meester.

fashion and trends Updated: Jun 11, 2011 01:29 IST
Surabhi Chauhan

Short embellished dresses are the preferred red carpet attire for young Hollywood actors; and the recent MTV Movies Awards are a proof. Gossip Girl star Leighton Meester also got the memo, and wore a shimmery small dress by the French fashion house Balmain. Her dress was similar to the silver dress worn by singer-actor Jennifer Lopez at the Grammy Awards earlier this year. Wearing similar creations, but of different designers, the two celebrities sizzled in their maximalist full-sleeved shimmery dresses. Fashion designer, Nachiket Barve and stylist Archana Walavalkar, gives a review rate, and also, gives pro-opinion on the look.

[7/10]
Leighton Meester
Sparkles on the red carpet at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards, LA

“The dress is age appropriate. The casual hair, the rock chic shoes and the minimal accessories work well together. Perhaps, slightly more fitted sleeves would have given a better proportion,” says Barve.

“Love the fact that it’s more of a shift and not a bodycon, makes it more modern. Absolutely adore the architectural multi-faceted bling. I even like the thoughtfully-carefree hair, its a great break from the predictably strict hairdos,” says Walavalkar.

[4/10]
Jennifer Lopez
Wore a EmilioPucci dress at 2011 Grammy Awards, LA

“Everything about this look is dated and predictable. It’s a metallic overkill! She should play down a bit on all things shiny,” says Walavalkar.

“I like the shoes and the bag, but not with the dress. The synchronised rings don’t work either. The look is over-the-top. The 3D embellishments makes her look bigger than she is,” says Barve.