There are some celebrity style icons we’d never expect to scold in Red Carpet Re-do, but Gwen Stefani’s elfish pajama look is too hideous to look the other way. Let’s give Gwen the benefit of the doubt and assume that she had a really frazzled day and that’s how she ended up in only her underwear on the red carpet. Here’s how Gwen could have pulled off the lingerie look without actually wearing it out of the bedroom.
What Gwen Did Wrong:
- We’re all for sexy lingerie under clothes–but we’d rather she save it for Gavin, not her fans.
- The dark green silky shorts look like something out of a bad Santa movie.
- The shoes are so cartoonish it looks like your feet are bound with massive ropes. A simple ankle strap will usually do the trick
- Pearl bracelets and heavy metal necklaces–time to choose: are you proper or punk? Accessory overload.
What She Should Have Done:
Sheer, lace and silk are very much in for spring, but there’s a fine line between looking like the best dressed girl of the night and a lady of the night. When wearing such sexy lingerie-style pieces remember to cover up.
This Haute Hippie ($73.50) blouse adds an unexpected feminine element to the tuxedo style. Make sure you throw on a basic cami, like this one by Copper Key ($12) under this sheer blouse or you’ll definitely be the center of conversation, and not in the way you want.
Soften up this look with a draped silk skirt by Zimmerman ($290) that makes this outfit look more age appropriate than Gwen’s leopard print shorts. There’s a lot going on in this outfit already, keep it simple with basic peep toe leather pumps by Via Spiga ($205.15).
We have to hand it to Gwen that her metallic clutch is a good way to pull together the craziness of her outfit. To add some rock-star edge to this loud look, try this sliver clutch by BCBGeneration ($40.60)