Fashionistas love a good sculpted shoulder—no, not the kind you get from doing yoga every day, but the kind that comes built-in on a daring designer dress. Playing dress-up with epaulets, pads or poofy accents is a fun way for more daring starlets to push the fashion envelope, with shape and texture that gives a classic red-carpet look some architectural zing. But while several actresses sported shapely, shoulder-enhancing frocks this week, only one earned the right to the Style Superstar title. Whose cool silhouette won the honors this week? And whose big, billowing look fell just a little too flat?
This week's Style Superstar has been out of the spotlight lately, but when she appeared on "Good Morning America" in an Antonio Berardi dress, Eva Longoria reminded us all that she's still a force to be reckoned with. The "Desperate Housewives" star looked perfectly polished in a sophisticated pencil dress with clean, white lines—and that sculptural accent at her shoulder gives the look a nice little pop of unexpected whimsy. Combined with nude shoes and neutral makeup, Eva's look is a winner: professional and respectable, but still fashionably fun.
Meanwhile, Jessica Biel also went the accented-shoulder route in a Giambattista Valli gown at the Night of Stars Gala this week, and came thisclose to pulling off a look that's ethereal, angelic, even otherworldly. But unfortunately, this look took a turn for the "miss" category thanks to the overwhelming volume of that silk chiffon draping—which makes our girl's enviable figure look top-heavy and no-necked. Still, consider this a testament to how gorgeous Jessica really is: between her hair, (stunning), her makeup (flawless) and that belt (which I need, on my body, NOW), we almost didn't notice that her shoulders look like a pair of wedding cakes.
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