We tried really hard to like the dress Cate Blanchett wore to the Elizabeth The Golden Age premiere at the Rome Film Festival. Really hard. It has all the makings of a risky fashion statement: bold color combination and a unique silhouette, but the fit and shape of this dress on Cate is awful.
If you look closely, it looks like the dress is about to fall down. It's a good three inches lower than it should be. And the bustle-like draping of green fabric makes Cate look impossibly large around the middle. Try putting your hand to your computer screen and blocking the dress off right above her knees and you'll see the voluminous shape of the dress could have looked fashion forward if it cut off in a short tulip skirt, but no, it cascades to the ground in an odd little puddle.
First there was this dress, and now this one. She'd better turn it around for the Oscars!!