Monday, January 14, 2013
I didn’t find anyone worthy of my coveted Best Dressed/Wear What You Want combo award at the Golden Globes last night. Last year, I bestowed that award upon Piper Perabo, because her sheer ballgown by Theyskens’ Theory had that special touch of crazy that makes me say, “I WANT YOUR INSANE OUTFIT” to the television. I thought everyone looked very pretty this year, which is safe but doesn’t win any Wendy Brandes honors. Out of all the pretty dresses, my favorite was Lucy Liu’s ballgown by Carolina Herrera.
The color, print and fit of this dress caught my eye. There’s something Marie Antoinette-ish about it, and I’m always in favor of that look. In November, a Dolce & Gabbana ballgown with a floral print stopped me in my tracks at Bergdorf Goodman because it had the same feeling.
I guess I just like the idea of a dress that takes up a lot of space. Go big or go home!
Plunging necklines were everywhere at the Globes. I can shop my closet for that look. Most of my examples are vintage — Ossie Clark was a big fans of halters and keyhole necklines — so if you’re on the hunt for something scandalous, start online and get something that can’t be found in a mall, for WendyB’s sake! While Ossies can be expensive …
… I got this Donald Brooks Couture dress on eBay for $60.
Here’s another Ossie worn in 2004.
I did buy a non-vintage Black Halo dress in 2010 …
… and was wearing a new, plunging Roland Mouret when I had an embarrassing moment with Tom Brokaw that same year.
My embarrassment had nothing to do with the dress; it was my unfortunate reference to a Family Guy episode that made me blush right down to my waist. Anyway, none of my low-cut dresses or any of last night’s Golden Globes cleavage rival Jennifer Lopez’s iconic Versace dress at the 2000 Grammys.
I doubt anyone will outdo J. Lo when it comes to baring boobage. That dress was perfection on her. Look at that bod! Speaking of Lopez, I was irked by the tweets during the Globes about how hard it must be for her to be in the same room as ex-fiance and Golden-Globe-winner Ben Affleck. WTF! They broke up in January 2004. Hollywood is a small place; I’m sure they’ve been in the same room many times in the past NINE years. I’ve spent plenty of enjoyable time in the company of MrB’s exes (hi, ladies, if you’re reading this). It’s water under the bridge.
UPDATED TO ADD: I’m not sure it was fair for me to add an old picture of me to Not Dead Yet Style’s Visible Monday post … but I did it anyway! I’m crazy like that. I figure I still have all my low-cut dresses and will be wearing them again soon enough.