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fashion-and-trends Updated: Apr 17, 2011 15:01 IST
Surabhi Chauhan
Surabhi Chauhan
Hindustan Times
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When two popular Hollywood actors don strong androgynous looks on the red carpet, it is safe to say that it will soon be a trend to follow. Desperate Housewife star Eva Longoria and Katie Holmes wore similar white jackets with structured black trousers at recent public outings. While Longoria looked dapper in her jacket that had wide lapels, Katie Holmes wore a similar trend but opted for a tuxedo-style jacket with cropped trousers and high-heel pumps. Fashion designer Rimzim Dadu and fashion editor for Grazia India, Ekta Rajani, point out how the two celebrities could have done better and where they fared well.

[8/10] Katie Holmes At a special screening of a film in New York.Easy breezy ,the cropped trousers, fun polka-dot pumps and rolled-up sleeves make for a relaxed yet chic look. “I love the fact that Katie kept her hair and makeup rather simple,” says Rimzim Dadu.

High-heel elegance Overall, Katie looks pretty decent. Only the folded cuffs come off, looking a little messy, but that’s perhaps intentional. “An accessory like a handbag would have done wonders,” says Rajani.

[5/10] Eva Longoria At the premiere of her film, The Harvest in Mexico a tad too over the top? The ill-fitting jacket, the over-sized contrasting lapel, over-the-top makeup, The awkward trouser length.There’s just a lot going on with Eva!

Demure’s better “Her hair pulled back in a casual style could have worked better. And I wish she’d gone demure with her neckline, not every look needs one to flaunt the assets,” says Rajani.