I thought last week was a bit of lean one in the frock department, particularly considering it was Royal Ascot (what a washout – terrible weather), but I’ve still got a few little gems to share with you this week.
Let’s start with the good ones:
We’ve seen Princess Eugenie in some real shockers of late (I still haven’t got over the Vivienne Westwood number she wore to the Royal Wedding), but it was lovely to see her getting it right for once at Royal Ascot last week. The dress flatters her figure, and with the black accessories the whole look is just perfect for a day at the races.
Another Ascot winner for me: Richard Hammond’s wife, Mindy, in a really pretty floral print 50s style dress with a lovely cream cropped jacket and smart navy hat – quintessentially English.
And finally, Dame Shirley Bassey attending the Scottish Fashion Awards. I should’t really like this dress – I hate tartan, I hate puffy sleeves and I hate the combination of a necklace with an embellished neckline. However, for some reason, I actually think the whole look really works – and she’s not looking bad for somebody who must be about 103 by now, is she?
Let’s move on now to those who didn’t do quite so well this week:
I feel a bit mean as I seem to pick on Mrs C a lot, but really Sam, this is another shocker of a dress – the amalgamation of the bright green lace, the pleats and neither-one-thing-or-another length make for a such a frumpy look – dreadful. Mind you, if the poor woman employs a stylist, the Daily Mail’ll be shrieking all over the place about wasting taxpayers’ money blah blah blah. Stuck between a rock and a hard place, I think.
And here’s another horrific look – some American tennis player (sorry, can’t remember her name) at a pre-Wimbledon bash last week. I really hope for her sake that she was wearing it as a joke, and went and got changed into something more sensible once she’d had her fill of being papped – I’m guessing her tennis game isn’t up to much if this is how she needs to generate media attention.
Moving swiftly on, here is Heidi Klum on a German TV show, proving that even supermodels get it wrong sometimes:
And last of all this week, everybody’s least favourite WAG, Toni Terry, on holiday with her vile husband and poor kids in Abu Dhabi.
If you’re still on the fence about this one, have a look at the back:
I mean, you’ve got to feel a bit sorry for the woman – it’s clearly a desperate attempt to stop her philandering husband’s eye from wandering again – but as a columnist in yesterday’s Sunday Times Style magazine said: frankly, love, you’d look more classy with a mattress strapped to your back.
And with that thought, I shall leave you.
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