One fabulous thing about WrestleMania is that we get GEAR...so, all of us gearheads can sleep happy for a few days :). There was a lot more floating around Wm than the couple we got to see in the photoshoot WWE released, so let's break all that down, shall we?
Alicia Fox's gear is awesome. Hands down. It's one of the simpler sets in terms of color, as she went with a black monochrome look. But that minimalist choice is a flawless choice to set against this complex, creative and mad cool design! It's a leather brassiere-style halter, but with multiple straps radiating down and outward, some flowing into bold shoulder pieces that create the effect of a cap sleeve. She added some fierce intrigue to this via a mesh underlayer that plays peekaboo beneath the brassiere and then turns into leather-trimmed sleeves. Wowza; this top is super HAWT! Leather shorts and knee boots, paired with leather knee pads) complete the look. The grunge-meets-Bad-Blood vibe is killer and I like the restraint Foxy showed in her choices. The one slight thing I might have liked would be a tiny bit of embellishment (I'm thinking a sprinkling of hardware), considering the importance of WrestleMania as an event. Overall, though, this gear is slammin'!
I've been a fan of Paige's bustier+ shorts combo for a long time and she has rocked some jaw-dropping gear at WM. This year, though, felt kind of "meh". I'm not often a huge fan of camo and this gear did little to encourage me to reverse that opinion. The stud accents should have given it a big kick, but they get somewhat lost in the camo pattern (closer pic below). I think they might actually have stood out better against solid black fabric. I wouldn't mind seeing an upgrade to the fishnets/knee socks/army boots too. They don't improve this look, which is a shame, because the right combo could and should. Oh well. Some gears slay and some gears just lay and we just gotta roll with it. Still love ya, Paige!
Eva's crossed halter and shorts combo is essentially her trademark gear. The cool thing about this is the red-over-nude lace she chose as a fabric. It looks fab and it's cray sexy, as is her wont. It's a wonderful canvas for a gear. Since this is Wrestlemania, though, it's a perfect time to surprise and delight us with some kind of tweak or twist or curveball. I wish she had made an additional attempt to make this ensemble a bit more special.
The same could be said for Brie, although it's more understandable in her case, since this was her final match. There's a practicality to looking good, without expending an insane amount of effort on something you won't wear for years...or ever again. And Brie did rock some serious fabulosity with her make-up. She and her teams went all out there; I couldn't resist including a close-up. How crave-worthy and glam is that eyeshadow?! I respect Brie's choice here; it was a smart play, even though we could possibly wish her last gear was something mesmerizing. This is a hallmark example of Bella style...and that's just how I want to remember Brie.
One of the interesting fashion features of WrestleMania this year was just how many looks involved white shirts! White is always classic for spring, but some years it's a bit more to the forefront than others and this year is one of the former. No less than four Divas (sorry WWE, it's more workable than "Superstars") were seen sporting the look. Most of the ladies chose it for meet-n-greets or similar events, while Brie wore it out an about in Dallas. Eva Marie paired her classic white slouchy tee with black denim, OTK's and a cropped jacket. The jacket really pulls this look together. The whole pairing isn't ground breaking, but it's solid, cool, casual style, totally event-appropriate and works perfectly. Becky went with a pretty overlay tee matched with black jeans. I like that she chose a top with some visual interest; the flowy quality of the top is graceful and unexpected and makes a nice contrast with the tougher texture of the denim. Her chain-like bracelet injects a bit of attitude. Tamina skipped her tough-chic style sensibilities for a refined look, pairing this black blazer with her white tee. It looks like denim formed the bottom half of her outfit, as well. Her slim sliver necklace elevates her look still more. As with Eva's outfit, this pairing isn't earth-shattering, but it's completely appropriate and well-executed, which always wins points from me! Brie's more casual look involved a white, cropped tank, paired with destroyed skinny denim and pristine white sneakers. With the Divas, we don't get to see really stylish looks that include sneakers, even though it's a strong fashion trend right now. Generally, they save sneakers for gym time or non-fashion moments, so it's really amazeballs to see Brie working them with her usual stellar sense or style and completely nailing this look. This is how you casual without being boring and sneakers without looking like you just rolled out fo bed and threw on whatever was on your floor :)
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Brie: shoe-lover :) fashion-lover and generally glamorous semi-dork