We love a good outfit showdown because we get to see past the designer names to where it matters most — the styling details. This time, it’s a battle of fashion taste between Mexican beauty Jacqueline Bracamontes and bombshell Carmen Electra, who both wore a peplum dress in a gorgeous blue hue with leather details on the shoulders from Yigal Azrouel. We love this dress because it mixes masculine and feminine elements quite eloquently.
The former Miss Mexico went on a golden direction; that is, she lathered herself up in gold accessories from gold earrings and bracelets down to gold studded heels. Carmen, on the other hand, opted to go for plain black pointed-toe pumps and a gorgeous Jimmy Choo photographic guitar acrylic clutch in blue and black.
While we are loving the pop of gold on Jacqueline’s studded shoes, we have to say that the gold arm pile and the earrings are a bit intrusive for such a dress in black leather and blue fabric. It took away from the dress rather than enhancing it. We get that the accessories are trying to echo the gold studs on the pumps, but the gold jewelry should have been given a bit more thought — the idea is good, but it’s lacking in execution.
Carmen, on the other hand, may look like she opted for the safer choice at first glance, but a closer look at her clutch and shoes shows that her outfit was well thought of. Her shoes had just a tinge of gold so as not to distract from the dress so much. Her acrylic clutch had a guitar print on it that was printed in the same color palette, echoing the rock-and-roll vibe of the leather detail.
No doubt, this battle of peplums goes to Carmen, but we still love this sweet-faced Mexican beauty.
Jacqueline Bracamontes at Jennifer Love Hewitt’s unveiling of the Pampers “Love Sleep & Play” Campaign in Manhattan, New York, on August 22, 2013
If you feel like doing a styling match yourself, this Yigal Azrouel peplum dress is still available. Follow the link below:
Yigal Azrouel Exclusive Leather-Edged Peplum Dress, $699 (before: $1,050)
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