Divas and former divas were pulling out all the stops for WrestleMania Day. Not only did we see some great gear, we saw some great looks from participants and lookers-on alike as they arrived for the big day.
Barbie slayed a coord set comprised of a bandeau top and high-waisted pencil skirt. Snaps (which appear to be functional as well as decorative) on the latter allow the wearer to control the height of the side slit - which is a fabulous design idea. Barbie left hers high enough for drama, but without getting into questionable territory, which I approve of highly :). She finished the look with simple yet sexy black ankle strap sandals. I love the way these work here - there's some space between the hem of her skirt and the top of the ankle strap that keeps the proportion of the look just right, which is an important consideration for wearing strappy heels with midi hemlines. Her smooth, straight hair looks polished and refined. I'm a little less enthralled with her next piece, an ivory mini dress from Windsor Store. The super-high side slit takes a bit too much risk for my liking, even with the lace-up details. Her pairing of light neutrals, though, via her nude sandals, is a solid combination.
Lana's glittering, poof-shouldered a-line mini is by Sherri Hill and Lana clearly had fun twirling about in it! The strong-shoulder is spot on-trend and, along with the multi-patterned sequins, makes this one BOLD dress - not that that's surprising from Lana. I like her choice to offset the formality with boots...just maybe not glistening silver boots :). It seems like an over-the-top choice that puts this look into space alien territory for me. I'd have grounded it more with black boots, or gray suede as a second choice, and a simpler bag as well. That being said, this is Lana and she loves to be brave with her fashion, which sometimes means we get results like this. If I had to choose, I'd rather her take risks that ocassionally don't pan out than be staid...so, carry on Lana Queen!
Mandy surprised me by really dressing up for Wrestlemania Day. I'm not sure whether she had an additional event to attend, just felt like being fancy or felt that Wrestlemania was worthy of this level of formality..or all three. Either, I don't care - my surprise is a pleasant one. I love the minimalism and soft drape of this black gown. The cutouts and unusual neckline create an appealing geometry on her body, highlighting her curves without looking overblown. I would have preferred a sandal or lace-up bootie to these round toe pumps for a little extra va-voom, but I love her choice of a massive watch as her main accessory - it adds a contrasting dose of informality to her dress. Her long and loose hair is the perfect accompaniment.
I can't help but love Alexa's sheer-striped dress (from Aqua x Bloomingdales. ID by fashionofthedivas.tumblr.com). It's a perfect blend of cute and couture that completely suits her. She has an incredible knack for choosing clothes that really fit and express her personality! She sparkles it up (of course!) with a pretty crystal statement necklace that adds just the right dose of shine to the texture of her dress.
Maryse looked cool and polished in a deep teal jumpsuit. This is an excellent use a of a piece like this - the fabric gives it a dressy feel, which Maryse counteracts by accessorizing with nothing except massive sunnies (pretty sure there are her Gucci Glittered Gradients (ID by fashionofthedivas), making it occasion-appropriate. It has the same throw-on-and-go quality as a simple dress, just with the convenience of pants. Nice, huh? :) I also love this color on Maryse - completely gorge!
Speaking of colors I love, how about this cobalt sheath on Stephanie? This is such a stunning color for her! I also really love the cut and fit of this piece - it really suits her beautifully. The width of the waistband detail probably has something to do with that as, not only is it a look I love, but it brings focus to her waist, highlighting her curves flawlessly. She chose caramel platform t-strap sandals for her shoes and I'm jazzed that she went with this warm brown shade instead of the more expected black. It softens the look, compared to fiercer black. Touches of gold via a collar necklace and a slim bangle complete the styling.
We got a glimpse of Michelle's backstage outfit - an empire-waisted printed halter dress in a gorgeous shade of teal green. Michelle often choose neutrals when she indulges her boho side, so seeing this saturated color was awesome! Her braided half updo was the perfect casual complement to the dress, while a bar necklace added the tiniest fleck of shine. I wish we had gotten to see what she went with for shoes here! Strappy sandals would be my druthers.
Emma rocked a lace mini dress in palest banana for her Wrestlemania Day look. Yellow! *Brie does ridiculously over-the-top happy dance due to seeing her favorite color*. Aaaand she's back. I wouldn't have minded skipping the cutout embellishments since between the frilly lace and the color, there's a good bit going on here, but I tolerate just about anything for the sake of yellow. This clean, pastel version of the shade is quite easy to work into a wardrobe -it doesn't carry the intensity of brighter version and consequently avoids the difficulties that intensity can create. This hue looks fabulous on Emma an I hope she continues to use it in her wardrobe! We don't get to see her shoes, but this is a ppeeeeeeerfect spot to employ a nude sandal or pointy pump. Nude shoes are used anywhere and everywhere lately, but this is one of the pairings where they really work brilliantly.
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