The ladies of WWE brought their fashion game to the Superstars For Hope event, giving us some fabulous formal looks for this charity night, which benefits the boys and Girls Clubs of America this year.
Dana Warrior looks fantastic every time I see her and she rocked it again here, wearing a highlighter yellow gown done in notoriously challenging charmeuse satin. Naturally, I’m wild over the color of this dress :), but Im also super-impressed with the fit. Charmeuse can be unforgiving but we see no evidence of it here. It fits Dana flawlessly and we get to concentrate on the effect of the movement and the beautiful sheen. She added some warmth to the look by completing it with metallic gold sandals. Her long, loose hairstyle kept the ensemble from feeling excessively formal and her smoky eye and pale rose lip looked gorgeous!
Renee chose a scarlet mini dress covered in massive paillettes that reminds me of something Paco Rabanne would do (The piece is from House of Harlow 1960). I love how the black-on-red represents a unique take on the classic sequin dress. This piece is so much fun! Renee completed it with block-heeled ankle strap pumps. Her red lip is the perfect way to carry the color upward. This whole look is fab, especially with her short, platinum hair – it really makes the red pop!
Carmella’s choice was equally stellar: a teal sequined gown by Stello that wrapped into a ruffle at her hip. This gown has me in ecstasies! The color is heavenly and the daring lines of that bold ruffle give the piece distinction and a futuristic quality that’s crave-worthy! Carmella added glittering, silvery statement earrings that accented the gown’s cool shimmer (I loved the snaps where she flipped all of her hair over one shoulder so we could really see them!) and completed the look with platform ankle strap sandals. This is a glorious choice of dress. It’s fabulous here, and could easily have worked for the Hall Of Fame as well.
Bayley went with a patterned knit dress in black, white and gray. I like the look of this dress very much…for a lunch with the girls or a day at the office. It’s a tad informal for a night-time charity event . The pattern unfortunately doesn’t help; a simple black piece would have been less obviously casual and much easier to make appropriate. Alternatively, she could have worn the black and white dress she wore to the Hall Of Fame last year She lost me on her bag selection as well – why the maroon-brown? With a fairly basic dress like this, accessories would be the perfect way to inject some color and give the look a pop. What I am on board with is her shoe choice: these strappy black sandals are simple, but appropriate and on-trend. (And with her 2017 HoF dress, they would have been the final piece in a chic and right-for-the-occasion look.) I hope Bay keeps working on her choices. She has an excellent fashion sense for casual wear, but it feels to me like she just gets a little out of her comfort zone at fancy events and holds back from the formality, which makes me sorry because I think if she went for it, she could really slay.
Brie chose a sequin-stripe mini dress that gets hints of her trademark boho style from the drapey sleeves and empire waist. Thank goodness for the sequins! They help to elevate the lightweight, linen-esque fabric of this dress and make it event-appropriate. This is a wonderful choice for her current body – it works with her curves and looks polished, but at ease. I’m really glad Brie is finding her way with her fashion again. It can be really hard when your body changes so completely; it’s like everything you have to do stylistically is suddenly unfamiliar. Her style is so personal and so much fun, so I’m thrilled to have her back in her groove again! We don’t get to see her shoe choice, but gold sandals would have been my choice here. I wouldn’t have minded a gold choker either to reinforces the fancy aspects of the dress.
Natalya was resplendent in a red mockneck gown with daring, criss-cross-covered side cutouts. This dress has been a favorite of the Lady Superstars; it has been worn previously by both Barbie and Maryse. As usual, Natalya’s styling instincts are spot on: she accented the look with a simple black clutch, while her half up-do walked just the right line between ease and formality. It’s so interesting to me that this gown seemed like it was all about being risqué on Barbie and Maryse, but Natalya’s styling makes that aspect subtext and brings out its more sophisticated side. I find that so incredibly cool!
Stephanie chose a minimalist sleeveless, crossover-front blouse paired with black pants for the event. The look is so pared down, it’s quite a surprise! The formal silky fabric helps it tremendously, making it much more event appropriate than a knit or woven material. She also had the right instinct with her bold necklace, as it brings additional polish to this set. A pairing like this can work for a night event, but it still feels a little less formal than I would lean toward. I’d have loved to see her elevate it more by adding crystal jewels and finishing it with evening sandals. This still feels a little more “professional” than “gala”.
Nikki’s outfit caught my attention immediately due to her bright skirt. I’m wild over the color, although I do have some reservations about the practicality of that front slit. It’s daring and sexy, but it also makes me worry that a wardrobe malfunction might be lurking around every drafty corner or awkward hallway. She paired it with a sweet off-the-shoulder blouse in classic black and added some textural contrast via her simple but cute leather jacket and suede OTK boots. I love the addition of the textural play – it brings an extra dimension an interest to this look. She really kicks the contrast into high gear with her bag, though: a bright red tote! She added silver hoop earrings to complete the styling. As with Brie’s look, Nikki’s outfit is right on the formality border. Her excellent styling choices give it extra polish and chic which really help to make it work. If I were putting this together, I might have made the small switch of choosing a skirt in a slightly more formal material to be on the safe side of fancy enough.
Naomi has a particular aptitude for formal event styling – I’ve rarely, if ever, seen her make a mis-step there. She’s in fine form again here, looking gorgeous in a metallic jacquard mini dress that lit up the night and the cameras :). The empire waist silhouette works flawlessly on her and this luxe pattern and glimmering metallic make this piece exactly right for night. It’s a perfect way to do a slightly less formal look – it’s not as fancy as a gown, but still very dressy. She enhances the look with her stunning hair and make-up: her sleek low pony is simple, but chic and her smoky eye and metallic peach lip look FANTASTIC. Black ankle strap heels rounded off a look I love from head to toe!
Dana also hit it out of the park with her crystal-pinstripe mini dress. This is a wonderful look from her – not risky, not over the top, just a single, bold statement that says just enough. Like Naomi’s dress, this piece has an empire waist that works perfectly for Dana. Also similarly, her selection of an embellished short dress is the exact right note for being formal enough but not too much. Simple stud earrings accent the look in an understated way that lets the dress have the main stage. Her mid-height pony accents the look with quiet sophistication. She completed the styling with ivory platform pumps, which are the only slight bobble in an otherwise flawless look – single sole would have continued the chic, modern vibe of the look. Despite that, I’m definitely in for this outfit! Nice one, Dana!
Sasha chose a blue version of a jumpsuit we’ve seen before on both her (in pink) and Gail Kim (in yellow). This cobalt blue is a stunning shade for her! Like a number of the ensembles chosen for this event, this piece can be either more or less formal depending on how it’s styled. The lace, in combination with the wide leg pants – which generally have an element of formality due to their movement and elegance – makes this potentially a very appropriate choice. Sasha added a tiny pendant and burgundy sandals. Both look nice (I’m especially a fan of the small pendant on a bare neckline) but they don’t help elevate this jumpsuit as much as I would like. I’m looking for satin mules, a velvet choker and an up-do here – any combination of accessories that would edge the piece toward its formal side. It’s great starting point. If only Sash had gone all in on the styling!
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