Against my usual instincts, I think I like this:

The pattern is great, and it’s all very young and flirty, which is appropriate since Emma Roberts is both. Well, okay, I shouldn’t assume she’s flirty. Perhaps Auntie Julia would object to me implying that Emma hits on people, and then she’d sic all her powerful friends on me, and I’d end up hospitalized after Oprah Winfrey embedded a copy of her own magazine into my larynx. Oh, great, and now I’ve implied Oprah condones publishing-oriented acts of revenge, and… You know what? Never mind. Let’s just go straight to the close-up of why I have reservations about this outfit:

As frequent readers to this site know, I’m not wild about the faux-bra bodice as a general concept. This one was certainly nicely executed, but as soon as we zoom in I start getting all my usual hives and wonder whether this dress didn’t have enough going on already without having windows installed. Not to be confused with Windows, of course, which is just peachy. Heaven forbid I accidentally anger Julia Roberts, Oprah Winfrey, AND Bill Gates in one post. I’d be exiled to darkest Peru. Do we think Paddington Bear’s Aunt Lucy still lives there? It’d be nice to have company that knows how to make a good cup of tea.

Does the bra-adjacent part ruin it for you?

  • Yes! I was so with her until that. (39%, 3,979 Votes)
  • Nope! I love it anyway. (32%, 3,233 Votes)
  • Nope, because I wasn't wild about it to begin with, so nothing's lost. (29%, 2,994 Votes)

Total Voters: 10,207

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