I wasn’t sure I liked this at first, but the more I look at it, the cooler I think it is.
Generally I don’t love cut-out shoulders on dresses, but there are exceptions to every rule — I mean, Freida’s name alone thwarts the “i before e” guideline — and this is one of them. It’s probably a case of the right girl wearing the right dress: The shoulder bling suits her, the ornate waist detail doesn’t overpower her, and somehow the open sleeves end up looking slouchy-chic rather than like a desperate urge to remember a simpler time when we all did aerobics wearing belted leotards. It’s as if it stops just shy of being overly matchy, somehow. I don’t know. Maybe I just have a blind spot when it comes to her, since she seems so charming and nice. A little genuine warmth goes a long way, ahem, HEIGL.