Are Elizabeth Banks and Blake Lively privy to some fashion forecasting the rest of us aren’t aware of? Both actresses walked the blue carpet of the 2011 Teen Choice Awards wearing leather dresses. While the silhouettes and colors were different, the concept was the same.
Elizabeth went bold with a hot little red number from J. Mendel’s Resort 2012 collection. Her dress featured a fitted bodice with a round neckline, and asymmetrical drapes of fabric on the skirt. Clearly the dress is the focus of Elizabeth’s look, as she kept everything else basic. Nude patent peep-toe heels, and a silver clutch complete her outfit.
Surprisingly Blake, who’s known for proudly showing off her great gams in mini-mini skirts, had the longer hemline of the two leather dresses. Her Gucci Resort 2012 dress with its pencil skirt, and short sleeves, is practically demure for Blake. Of course she keeps it vampy as only she can, with a slim fit, and leopard Christian Louboutin heels.
Methinks the ladies are on to something, and leather will soon become a regular red carpet occurance.