December 5, 2008

Gossip Girl Fashion: gowns galore (episode 2.12 "It's a Wonderful Lie)

This week's episode of Gossip Girl was clearly drama-full. However, the best part of it was not the fights over Nate, catty pranks, or boring Bart's car accident.

No, it was the Snow Ball gowns. Vanessa's is cute enough minus the whole see-through under spot lights issue. The matchy-matchy silver accessories are a bit much but I really like the cut and it's nice to see Vanessa in something remotely cute for once.

Penelope's dress is just so prom-y. It's clear that Little J was still harboring some resentful feelings toward her when she designed it! The fabric is yucky and I really don't like the hem.

Hazel's is cute in a debutante-esque way, but I wish that there was more definition of the waist between the bodice and the skirt, because it makes her look a little fat (which she is clearly NOT!)

I actually really, really like Isabel's dress. It's incredibly Disney princess, but still chic and well cut. The fabric looks gorgeous and I love the bodice.

Serena's dress is very Serena! I can't actually decide if I love it or hate it! The fabric and beading are beautiful but the short-in-the-front-long-in-the-back thing turns it into the mullet of dresses...

And last but not least, Queen B. Her dress is lovely but pretty simple. Where is the gigantic bow headband? The daring colour combinations? The bold hosiery?

Blair, dear, it's like we don't even know you anymore.

And yet I like it...

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LINDA said...

I really dislike most of Serena's wardrobe. She wears so many dresses that could potentially be something I would wear, but then little things (like the mullet cut) totally ruin it for me. :[

I don't think any of the dresses from that episode caught my attention. My favorite dress of the show would have to be Blair's deb. dress from Season 1. :D

Jillian B said...

i know
i read somewhere that serena's look was supposed to be based on kate moss' style
clearly the stylist has never seen kate moss...

Suzanne said...

I absolutely love Blair's dress, it's simplicity is amazing, but it also has really sweet details.
I completely agree with you about Serena's dress, it definitely looks like a mullet dress. I'm not so keen on it.

Jillian B said...

i know
it's such a different look for blair but i really like it!
and the mullet dress=ugh

Annie said...

I totally agree. Blair's is freakin' gorgeous, but not Blair at all!