Kim: Well, well! It turns out it wasn't just Eva Marie who turned up at the 2019 ESPYS! We also got to see the Raw Women's Champion, Becky Lynch, social media correspondent Cathy Kelley, and the CBO of WWE, Stephanie McMahon. When I first looked at Cathy's dress, I was wondering how it even worked, until I saw a closer shot. Turns out, there's some nude sheer material between the cut-out that goes all the way down her right arm, keeping everything together. I adore the mix of long sleeve/sheer sleeve, and super high slit/full length gown. Stephanie kept things fierce, yet still professional in this bold red jumpsuit. The colour looks so nice on her, and I love how for accessories, along with a unique necklace and bracelet, she always wears a Connor's Cur bracelet or two. Becky's dress is hands down my favourite. Like Cathy (And Eva's), the material is so eye catching. I'm usually not a huge fan of one shoulder dresses, but the material alone is enough for me to fall in love - it looks like it was soaked in sparkles. She looks so elegant and sophisticated.
Brie: I just had to add in a couple of thoughts here :)..Hi! Yes, it’s me, Brie..I still exist! Life has been impossible lately but I am going to try my best to keep the site going. I have a bunch of post ideas…and no time to put them together. Ugh. My love to Kim for jumping in! Which brings me to some thoughts on this year’s ESPY looks: I’m a little bored with black, especially for summer red carpets, but my ennui was swept away by the unique cut and beautifully done illusion panel of Cathy’s gown! It managed to be dramatic and classic at the same time. The black tone worked in her favor by highlighting the standout silhouette and she wisely let that be the major statement. Her simple ankle strap heels were the perfect accompaniment, along with her sleek ,simple high bun – like, yaaaaassss, girl! I am so here for the up-do! I have wanted one in a number of Cathy’s looks so I am bouncing up and down over this. A+ from top to bottom! Equally stellar is Becky’s one-shoulder sequined gown! I’m gathering my jaw up off the desk honestly. The strong shoulder design gives the piece a super-trendy 80’s vibe, the exposed shoulder makes it subtly sexy and the white sequins are gorgeous, eye-catching and summer-appropriate. Her sideswept hair looks ahhmazing - the waves! The volume! I’m so jelly rn. And it makes her shoulder-brushing white crystal earrings stand out beautifully…which is perfect because they make a stunning accompaniment to her gown. Their bold but simple chic ties the look together in precisely the right way. A matching clutch completed her fabulous look. I’m over here wishing Becks would do something like this for the Hall Of Fame – it would make a good run at the top 3 for sure! (Speaking of which, yes, I still intend to try to get that post up (feeling so sheepish I could sink through the floor. It’s a massive post though and my free time has been somewhere south of zilch). Stephanie’s red jumpsuit is less formal than the two sequined pieces, but this brilliant red looks incredible on her and adds enough punch to make this choice appropriate for a less formal award show like the ESPYs. Her black YSL Tributes complete the look and work nicely, though I confess I might have been tempted to go for a fancier sandal to up the formality just a tad (these Sophia Webster’s would have done the trick). A selection of bead and natural stone jewels accented Stephanie’s look. Again, I might have gone for something a touch more formal, but I love how unusual her pendant is – the unexpectedness of the mixed jewels adds an intriguing twist of meaning, while highlighting her décolleté, pulling the look together so nicely that it succeeds marvelously.
Brie: While I’m on the subject, I can’t help but tack on a few not-to-be-missed fashion moments. First, there is Barbie’s gown, a bondage-tinged affair done in eye-catching cobalt satin that looks glorious on her. I’m not generally a fan of the sky-high slit, but Barbie can generally sell me on just about anything and every other aspect of this gown is classic Barbie – sexy, daring and still, somehow, classy. A high pony nods to the heat, while showing off the high-drama bodice of the gown, while ivory, chunky-heeled platform sandals add a 70s summer vibe an complete the look with enough formality without distracting from the focal-point gown. So TDLR: Barbie can step on my face..with her heels on. And then, we time-travel back to the 2018 ESPYs to catch Charlotte’s gray sequined jumpsuit. I love the way her fantastic belt adds presence and interest to this choice! Her black clutch ties in with it nicely. With the futuristic vibe of this silhouette and material, I might have preferred the sleekness of an up-do here, but this look works wonderfully well: it’s formal enough, it’s sophisticated and it’s on point. Lana’s peach sheer gown is basically a beach cover-up that got dressed up on sparkles and played gown for a day. Her wet-look hair does nothing to allay the beachy vibe. Formal mermaid is tough to pull off and this piece slides right on over the line of too heavy on the sexy. On an actual beach, I would love this, though. This color is heaven! It’s my favorite thing about the look – just barely edging out her simple yet flawless strappy sandals. Mickie had a similar vibe with her glittery mesh gown, but there’s something about black that makes almost every piece more sophisticated. Also helping her is the dress-over-jumpsuit design, which says this look is FASHUN! And catches the oh-so-trend 80s wave. The low, rounded-v neckline is literally peeerfect for her: dramatic, sexy and confident. Her bold eye make-up adds extra va-voom to the look, which was just the right line to take for a formal event. If she finished this off with a killer pair of sandals, I am definitely in!
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