There are a number of snaps from Wrestlemania week and events that just didn't quite fit anywhere else, so I've collected them all here into a salad of Wrestlemania fashion - with plenty of dressing (ha ha...see what I did there? :) ...Ok, yeah...it was a bad pun...but you love me for them :)). Prob about to be the tastiest salad you've ever had, right?
If you saw this and thought "Hey - Mandy and Lana buy their boots at the same place!", well....yep I had that same though too :). Mandy reminded us that she's the Gold Standard of WWE by rounding off this white crop top and blush pencil skirt combo with metallic gold ankle booties. As with Lana's outfit, these seem like a bit too brazen a way to finish the look, at least in this material. I'd love them in beige suede, though! Then again, I could totally see this color and silhouette paired with her ring gear. So, the boots themselves = yaas, the circumstances = less yaas. Minus the boots, I like the way this look works on Mandy. It fits her trendy, sexy style, without being overblown and I like the minimalist influence of the unadorned silhouettes and fabrics. As a side note, it's quite similar to the look Maryse wore for Axxess. I wonder if the French Queen is giving Mandy some style inspiration? Hmmm :)
Charlotte's cutout floral dress was her look of choice for both the Rick Flair statue unveiling and her Toys R Us meet and greet. This is a gorgeous dress, playing on the season's dark floral trend, a look that made waves in the fall and has stayed strong through the spring. The wide-ranging mix of colors in the print keeps the styling fresh and garden-y, but less starry-eyed than a light-background print. The side cutouts give an extra dash of flirty-ness, while the sheer lacy details the edge of the bodice bring an interesting extra dimension. Charlotte plays that up nicely by echoing it in her shoe choice: black ankle strap sandals with sheer fabric at the vamp. This is a wonderful summer dress than could be lightened up more with bright accessories (yellow sandals, aqua bag), as well as working its way into fall when topped with a blazer or motorcycle jacket.
Stephanie also attended the Rick Flair statue reveal and, like Charlotte, chose a dress for the event. This checkerboard print isn't my favorite per se - possibly due in part to the somewhat drab sage-gray color - but I absolutely love the way the print is used on the piece to create shape. The smaller scale in the middle accentuates the waist, while the larger rint at the bottom enhances the a-line shape and adds to the hourglass visual. So, despite my lack of excitement about the pattern, I think the piece is wonderfully conceived and a fantastic choice for Stephanie. She completed the look with one of her favorite pairs of sandals, her St. Laurent Tribute sandals in black. She also gets fierce point for the super cute braided ponytail!
Maryse created a fabulous layered effect by wearing her ivory capelet dress from BCBG over this sheer-printed sheath dress. I'm wild over the unique way she used these two pieces together - what a great way to get more out of your wardrobe! And the look is amazing; the extra dimension the underlayer adds to the cape dress works flawlessly and looks incredibly chic! She finishes this masterpiece with her Valentino Rockstud pumps and a neutral bag with a chain handle for a bit of extra edge. Equally appealing is the black monochrome outfit she wore for a business summit with Alicia. Maryse paired a simple v-neck peplum top with flowing wide-leg pants. Note the difference in the look they create compared to, say, a leather legging or a mini pencil skirt. The look comes off polished and professional. It's a crucial part of being a fashionista to dress appropriately for the occasion, whatever it may be and Maryse is a master at it! She finishes the look with a barely-visible pair of black embellished sandals that we'll be getting a better look at shortly *wink*.
Comparable to Maryse as a fashionista is Foxy, with an equal innate grasp of the right look for an event. She, too, went with an all-black look and wide-leg pants. She topped hers with a v-neck blouse as well, but added a beautifully tailored jacket and statement necklace. My favorite part of her look is the dash of quirkiness thrown in via patent leather oxford flats. That is trademark Foxy! I love how she always throws a curveball into her fashion and never lets it get boring.
All-black (or nearly so) outfits always get a good bit of rotation in the diva palette; Nikki took a turn in on as well, pairing a black scoopneck cami with an asymmetrical-hemmed skirt by Alexander Wang. Silver peeptoe heels and touches of diamond jewelry completed this drapey look. The soft silhouette gives the outfit a more laidback feel, than crisper, more tailored pieces. I enjoy seeing Nikki experiment with looks like this. Here, she avoids the sloppy vibe that a drapey piece can sometimes create and it comes off as casually chic.
Stephanie's choice for the Hall of Fame was this blue gown with a plunging front and tie detail at the waist. The angle of this screen cap makes it tricky to determine the full effect of the front, but there's a lot to love about this gown. First, the bow detail gets serious Fierce points for being spot on-trend. Second, this intense navy is an utter glorious shade for Stephanie - I love the way it plays off of her skin tone. Third, the cap sleeve silhouette is an excellent choice for her and one of my favorites in general. Fourth, even though the piece is primarily simple, there's enough drama here from the plunge front to turn heads. The sheen of the fabric gives the gown a little extra formality, which works perfectly for something like the Hall of Fame. Finally, there's a bit of a Golden Age of Hollywood vibe to the piece which I love. All that seems to add up to a win, whatever the effect of the front may be :). As an aside, for anyone wondering why we don't usually include Stephanie in the HoF Review, it's because we have always tried to reserve that for current roster divas.
We get the tiniest peek at Renee's outfit for one of the Axxess events - just enough to see that she was indulging her fondness for the cute and casual looks she does so well. She paired a simple white tee - given an extra dash of pop with back piping - with blue denim. I applaud her choice of blue over the more expected and simpler black. Blue lightens the look, and makes both more laidback and less graphic. I wish we had gotten a gander at her shoe choice, but I can see fab sneakers here, lace-up sandals or fiercely chill ankle booties.
Charlotte explored the jumpsuit trend in this crimson stunner! The piece has no embellishment, but the deep-v front and dramatic hue are more than enough to make it head-turning. Not much is needed in the way of accessories here - a simple pendant and nude pumps and anyone wearing this would be ready to slay.
Tiny glimpses are all we get of these next three ladies - these snippets of style one of the tantalizing tortures the go with Wrestlemania week. Oh, the things we put up with as wrestling fans! *evinces mock horror* :) For Axxess, Carmella wore a strappy black top, with a classic denim jacket on top. With her high-pony half up-do, the little we can see indicates that this is one more of those personality-appropriate, character-channelling looks she's been rocking hard lately. Christy's Hall of Fame gown snippet suggests that she hasn't lost her touch in picking daring, fashion-foward pieces. This one boasts a mock-neck styling with a deconstructed bodice, supported by an illusion panel. It's exactly the kind of choice I would expect from the always-creative Christy. She is one of the few divas to use shades of brown with any consistency - something I give her props for because it's unique. It also happens to be an excellent color for her and this spice hue is lovely! I Iove the pop of contrasting eggplant in her earrings. Candice often favored glittery pieces for formal events and she does so again for the HoF, choosing a peacock-hued sequin halter gown. It's a great neckline for her and the colors suit her perfectly. I only wish we got a better look at it...and at all of it! Ah, c'est la vie :)
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Brie: shoe-lover :) fashion-lover and generally glamorous semi-dork
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