I know we all have more important things to worry about than ponder who wore what dress to the Emmy’s. But I can’t lie and say I haven’t scoured the pages of People and US Weekly at the check-out line to find out who made the “Best” and “Worst” Dressed lists. A couple years ago, I unintentionally ripped a few pages trying to see what Jennifer Garner wore. Not a proud moment as my daughter was helping me put the groceries on the conveyor belt.
(I once DVR’d the Oscar’s JUST to watch Reese Witherspoon’s acceptance speech and as soon as they announced “And the Oscar for Best Actress goes to…” it cut off the recording. I was so frustrated, I haven’t watched an entire awards show since.)
So, yes, I’ve had my fanatical moments.
But thanks to social media, I don’t have to watch the shows from beginning to end anymore. I didn’t even have to wait to see who wore what this year. Those posts about Heidi Klum’s dress were rolling in so fast , I didn’t even have to LOOK for them. In my opinion, she’s so gorgeous, the woman could wear a paper bag and make it look fabulous.
I have to admit, aside from wishing I had even half of their shoes, I feel sorry for some of these actresses. When you really think about it, if you were going to a glamorous event and you had to choose a dress that’s either already in your closet or given to you by a creative designer friend, what would you wear?
What would you wear?
Probably something black, right?
And maybe play it up with a necklace that’s NOT made out of real diamonds?
And pair it with Spanx and peep toes?
Am I right?
I have two or three dresses that I wear to events all the time. I am constantly recycling them. And I’ve owned them for probably five years. One highlights my arm dangle and the others HAVE to be worn with Spanx or else I look like a character from Mama’s Family. I’m incredibly thankful that I’ve never been invited to a Hollywood event or else I’d be frantically choosing something with not enough color or bling. (My girlfriend graciously let me borrow her dress when I went to the Give and Glam in Newport this summer. I loved it and the price was great! And my fellow author friends Elyse Major (middle) and Jennifer Leal (left) looked lovely in their ensembles!;))
But let’s take a moment and put ourselves in these actresses’ shoes. (Oh, how heavenly. I take size 9 medium, thank you.)
They picked out a fancy dress.
They put on their Spanx.
They had their hair done.
They loaded up on eye shadow.
They grabbed a cute clutch.
And they walked out the door feeling confident and pretty.
And then they are bombarded with cameras. In a flash, other people decide that their dress, their hair, their entire ensemble is either hideous or high-fashion.
One moment they are in, they next, they are out.
It’s awful if you really think about it.
I’m just so glad there are no judges waiting for me on the soccer field, at PTO meetings, at the grocery store, or cross country meets.
Wait – there are.
There are judgy moms everywhere.
All I’m saying is, before you pass judgment on these actresses, or anyone else, take a look in the mirror.
Sarah B (sweetlilyou.com) said:
When I see celebs in dresses that are “out there” I just assume they are too fashion forward for me to understand! No judgement here, on the couch, watching Mad Men in my most comfy, yet thread-bare, yoga pants!
Kristin Wheeler (@MamaLuvsBooks) said:
I hate judgy moms! I know I am probably always judged because I would rather just shop at Target and wear sweats! LOL! =)
Chelley @ A is For Adelaide said:
YES! Can you imagine if you could never wear the same thing twice?! I have favorite jeans, a go-to fly away cardigan and please, let’s not forget the ONE dress that cost me $29.97, but makes me feel like $1,000,000! I hope we all learn to give others a darn break… even if they do have stylists.
Jane - MomGenerations.com said:
You are so right, Jackie. The “experts” on television will say to take risks, but then trash someone who takes a risk! I give them all credit for standing with confidence on the red carpet – I know I’d be fussing with my hair or my dress the entire time! And I also have a few go-to items I wear for special occasions. I like to have my safe choices!
You’re spot on – celebs leave their house feeling like they are on top of the world, only to find out tomorrow morning they are on top of the worst dressed list 😉
Thankful I’m not in that social scene and can watch these ceremonies in my pajamas.