After coming to last year’s Met Ball as a hideous Versace throw-pillow, Sarah Jessica Parker had kind of a rough year for the fug. So perhaps getting to go full-on awesomely costumey this year will hit SJP’s reset button.

It’s not super elaborate, but the pattern is striking, the hit of turquoise is really pretty, and it’s flattering — it makes her look tall, which we all know that even in heels she is not. The twin cuffs might be a touch too much, but basically, I think this is a good example of her simply picking a really, really nice dress and looking really, really nice in it. There doesn’t always have to be a statement any louder than that.

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