SheFinds Goes Golden: Swan(dive) Lake
January 16, 2007
Category: Most Susceptible to Stylist Pressure
Winner: Cameron Diaz
Why: One can only image the poignant scene as Cameron Diaz’s stylist wheeled in a rack of diaphanous gowns to the dark bedroom where Cameron sat in her bed, weeping into her pajama sleeves, nursing a bottle of organically-derived vodka and listening to a mashup of Good Charlotte and the Sound of the Waves sampler from Windam Hill. Terrified, the stylist went for the most uplifting color of all.
“White. I’m thinking, ballet. I’m thinking weightless. I’m thinking attention-getter. I’m thinking innocent. I’m thinking -”
“Yes,” Cameron agreed, her blurry eye registering only a foam of white tulle, not a wedding dress, but maybe…maybe…
“You’ll look like a beautiful bride,” the stylist promised.
Cameron nodded and slurred, “I want him to know what he. Gave. Up.”
What Justin gave up? Apparently, a wedding cake favor.
Avoid this look: Just because a dress exists doesn’t mean it’s a good idea. If your dress looks like any of these, reconsider. It’s very possible to get a feminine ivory silhouette without looking like a toilet-paper experiment. Try some soft layers with a sweetheart neckline, or go for a contrasting black band in sophisticated v-neck or a flirty strapless silhouette. All the white, none of the fright.