The Glamour "Women of the Year" Awards, held last night in London, is one of those hands-tying events in which non-professional gown-wearers leave themselves open to sartorial criticism. It's cruel and unusual punishment to riff on the choices of war heroes, political activists and those whose religious affiliations rather limit their red-carpet options, and frankly, I worried about today's GBU. But! Luckily, the event drew some rather less illustrious (but far more fashion-savvy) Women of the Year (plus three Spice Girls), to say nothing of the crop of random "television presenters" who seem to throng any British event. Disaster averted, after the jump.
Were I Hayden Panettiere (I'm not) I might have gone a little younger on the maquillage - but I think her dress looks lovely.
Oh, to be a model and look as effortlessly chic in trousers as Erin O'Connor does here. Instead of having to hem them seven inches all the time.
I won't lie: I don't know who Fearne Cotton is. (I mean, now I do. She's a TV presenter.) But I like her name, and minidress.
Emma "Baby Spice" Bunton works it, almost cancels out Geri Halliwell.
As I was saying...Geri Halliwell looks ming (because we're in London.) A hint of opacity around the mid-section would have classed this Showgirls frock up about 1000%.
Both Lily Allen and this century are really getting a bit old for this sort of thing.
Proving the axiom that accessories can make/break an outfit, TV presenter Alexa Chung's exert their destructive power.
I think we all know that "Ugly" pix can have a special, daring majesty all their own. I just don't think Petra Nemcova's tie-dyed ragamuffin water nymph does.
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