It's A Fine Line Between Dowdy And Dowdy-Chic

When a film mag and a whiskey come together to host an awards show, well, anything can happen. And sartorially speaking, did.


It's A Fine Line Between Dowdy And Dowdy-Chic Keira Knightley walks a line between dowdy-chic (an oxymoron?) and dowdy in Rodarte.

It's A Fine Line Between Dowdy And Dowdy-Chic Not just anyone could pull off this hue; Lily Cole makes it fun.

It's A Fine Line Between Dowdy And Dowdy-Chic Sarah Harding, ready to take flight.

It's A Fine Line Between Dowdy And Dowdy-Chic Georgie Henley shows off the current penchant for Art Nouveau themes. And for dancing.

It's A Fine Line Between Dowdy And Dowdy-Chic Ophelia Lovibond goes mod — the purse is a bit of anachronism, like the modern penny in Out of the Past that takes Christopher Reeve away from Jane Seymour.

It's A Fine Line Between Dowdy And Dowdy-Chic Olivia Williams in what appears to be a bejeweled carpenter's apron.

It's A Fine Line Between Dowdy And Dowdy-Chic I'm used to seeing Michelle Dockery in Downton period finery; she does modern classics just as well.

It's A Fine Line Between Dowdy And Dowdy-Chic In a room full of understatement, Preeya Kalidas brings full-on glam.