For a long time (i.e. all of high school and college), I genuinely believed that sheer clothes were like, the most sophisticated things a person could wear. Everyone could see how great your boobs are but–hey! You’re totally subtle! You’re totally professional still!
This, of course, was a fallacy. Much like how nobody has ever once been convinced that there is any “business in the front” of a mullet, there is nothing particularly subtle or professional about an entirely sheer outfit. Case in point: Lea Michele‘s dress at last night’s Glee party in celebration of its 100th episode.
Oh girl. What’s going on here? Did you borrow Betty Draper’s underwear and opt to pop a lace teddy overtop? In all actuality, it’s a Milly Spring 2014 dress, but it looks like a teddy Cosmo would recommend for moms trying to spice things up. And in case you thought it was just the angle playing tricks on you…
At least her Brian Atwood heels, hairstyle, and makeup all look really great.
To be fair, her Glee costar Naya Rivera may have actually been having a competition with Michele for who could wear the most translucent outfit given that Rivera picked this look for the party:
One of the peculiar things about celebrities is when they spend loads of money on outfits that could have likely been purchased at a Forever 21 for $19.80 (does it weird anybody else out that they always end in “.80”? No?). This LBD is from Bec & Bridge Resort 2014, a brand that is not necessarily crazy expensive, but isn’t cheap enough for this design to exist within it, either. She paired the dress with black Casadei pumps and a Rauwolf clutch which, while pretty, didn’t improve the look.
Oh well, I suppose we could all just assume Michele’s new buddy Terry Richardson is giving her style tips now–a hypothesis that would explain so, so very much.
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