Have The Gossip Girls Gone Mad? A Sheer Dress Does Not A Red Carpet Outfit Make

November 18, 2010 by Justine Schwartz
shefinds | Celebrity
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There’s a right and a wrong way to pull of black lace. Pearl Lowe’s $72 lace dress is the right way. Gossip Girl stars Blake Lively and Leighton Meester showed the wrong way this week lookin’ a big old hot mess in too-sheer lace dresses on the red carpet.

What they did wrong:

Lace is hot for fall, but only as overlay or in ruffle or sleeve details. Not alone (doesn’t leave much to the imagination, eh?).

In Blake’s case, the sheer stomach area is completely gratuitous; a lacy hemline would have been sexy enough.

Don’t even get me started on Leighton.

What they should have done:

Check out our index of hot messes, our Red Carpet Re-Do series. For more holiday must-haves, check our guides to the best cocktail rings, party dresses, earrings, party shoes.

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Justine Schwartz is a veteran women's lifestyle editor; she's written extensively about style & beauty tips, health advice and wedding planning for more than a decade. Her work has appeared in New York Magazine, Huffington Post and New York Weddings. Justine has been with SheFinds since 2010; you can reach her via email at [email protected]

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