While us mere mortals shy away from graphic print dresses, Hollywood fashionista’s like Gwen Stefani, Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie embrace them with a passion. Hilton even takes it to the next level by pairing two completely different (and totally clashing) patterns, donning a multi-colored patterned dress and black and white graphic shoes.
So I get what Gwen is doing it’s not like a black and white palette is anything new to her. Since the early No Doubt days, she’s been seen in black and white stripes, up to her more recent off-the-shoulder number in her “Sweet Escape” video. These bold graphics play along nicely with her platinum locks, alabaster skin and red lips combo.
We all know now why Nicole Richie can get away with wearing long, flowy graphic print dresses they are perfect for disguising a baby bump! Even a five months along pregs belly can be somewhat hidden in this swirly pattern.
But Paris I don’t know if I can forgive you. Really first the matronly short hairdo, and now this? Even if the shoes were paired with a solid colored dress, I don’t think that I could stomach them. I get what she’s trying to do, really and the dress isn’t that terrible, but if you stare at her ensemble long enough you may become hypnotized.
So graphic prints for fall, yay or nay? Choose your graphics wisely and don’t go around mixing and matching like a crazy heiress whether you are looking to disguise a burgeoning baby belly or play up siren-like makeup, graphics are hot this season.