Dresses Both Dull and Bright at the Women of Worth Awards

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Last night at the Seventh Annual Women of Worth Awards in New York, celebs gathered to "celebrate everyday women who are making a beautiful difference in the world." And sure, L'Oréal Paris recognizes these women for their extraordinary efforts and supports these inspiring women through grants but this is a fashion column so let's look at the good, the bad, and the ugly of what everyone wore, shall we?

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Brights are always fun on the red carpet and bring a jolt to dreary winter days but Randi Zuckerberg's neon yellow print with opaque tights is better in theory than in reality.

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Chic in black: news anchor Sade Baderinwa; singer Trisha Yearwood.

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CON: This dress is kind of dull. PRO: Muted tones let Soledad O'Brien's smile shine. Love the boots.

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Is it the wrong season for Jessica Seinfeld's floral print? So into the structured seams and pockets. Sharp, modern, pretty.

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An elegant eggplant sequin column dress really suits Andie MacDowell.

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The glittery black and red zig zag dress on Allison Williams is reminiscent of some cool competitive gymnastics leotard. The length bothers me a teeny tiny bit, but she looks good. Really good.

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Representing for The Ugly is, well, WTF IS THIS. Actress/athlete Aimee Mullins is lovely, and the folds and pleats on this thing are interesting, but look away and look back and ask yourself if you see a woman in a kimono made from a Tootsie Roll wrapper. Or wait, is it like the tray left behind after you plow through a box of chocolate? Mmm, chocolate.

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Best dressed: Julianna Marguilies. Maybe it looks like a she wrapped a fancy beach towel wrapped around herself, but I love the vivid colors, the easy simplicity, the eye-catching clutch, the Guggenheim-esque cuff. Beautiful!

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vaginahighpriestess
Vagina High Priestess

I am the only one who takes issue with the event being called "Women of Worth"? To me, honoring some women as "worthy" implies that other women are unworthy. I think "Noteworthy Women" or something should have been used instead. Too nitpicky?